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Breaking: Senator Paul Filibusters In Brennan, Drone Opposition *UPDATED

March 6, 2013 by  

Breaking: Senator Paul Filibusters In Brennan, Drone Opposition *UPDATED

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is reviving the good old-fashioned filibuster — a tactic not used in the Senate in more than two years — to protest U.S. use of unmanned aerial drones.

“I will speak until I can no longer speak,” Paul said as he began his remarks. “I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

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Senator Paul is still in control on the Senate floor, despite the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to shut down his filibuster. Paul said that he would be glad to stop talking if President Barack Obama will simply answer his question.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • MattM

    Amen Senator. I am not a Republican, I am an Independent. But I agree 100% with you. I cannot help but see the same thing that you do. Our Constitution is being shredded and will back you on this!

    • Russell J. Hall Jr.

      Great I agree with you,all the way.Greatest document ever conceived in the history of mankind.

      • lightway

        So I wonder how many of those in Congress truly appreciate the Constitution of the United States and the blood that was sacrificed to make that document possible. Then, adding the Bill of Rights to make sure that everything they stood for was included in that document! I don’t know how many of those in Congress could actually quote the preamble to the Constitution and know what it means! I think sometimes, the R’s and D’s are not capable of comprehending the value of our nation being the only free country that was ever founded on the basis of God’s Holy Word!

  • jopa

    What a jerk, It would never happen anyway.Why would you use a drone within America for a strike when you can drive there and arrest the perp or terrorist involved.Why doesn’t he add that the President cannot drop a nuclear bomb on a terrorist within the continental US.Someone puts out a hypothetical theory or even a joke and the nut-jobs in DC think it’s actually true or something devastating is going to happen.Where are the common sense folk these days.Did this R Paul kid even go to school he is one of the most lamebrained to go to DC since Louie Goober of Texas and Jack Inhofe of Oklahoma.

    • Russell J. Hall Jr.

      By their words and actions,they are suspect!!!!!!!

    • Jordan Perry

      “Did this R Paul kid even go to school…”

      At least Rand knows how to use punctuation properly. Maybe you should put your blinders back on and go back to watching CNN. Take your ignorant blather elsewhere.

      • jopa

        Jordan P; Sorry about the punctuation, I’m just glad I remember to use spell check when I do.I even thought I was a great speller until that came along.All of my working days were heavy duty manual labor not a whole lot of typing printing dotting the I”s crossing the T’s and no punctuation whatsoever.Most of it never made any sense to me back in school it it sure ain’t gonna make any sense to me today.Hmm just used spellcheck and ain’t is a word now.

    • Vicki

      jopa says:
      “What a jerk,”

      Arguement to ridicule

      - jopa: “It would never happen anyway.”

      Then why doesn’t Holder actually say so?

      “Why would you use a drone within America for a strike when you can drive there and arrest the perp or terrorist involved.”

      Cause you might get shot instead of the drone.

      • jopa

        Vicki;So you apparently like the idea of using drones within the US borders for airstrikes.I sure am glad that people with your train of thought are not in charge.

      • jopa

        Vicki;Went to your post on Holder.Okay lets say Rand Paul was just spotted leading twenty Al Qaida terrorist across the Canadian border and now they are hiding behind a pile of rocks in Seattle.They are well armed and no possible way to get them.Okay hit them with a drone strike then.How’s that.Nobody gets hurt but the terrorists and their leader R. Paul.

        • Bob Livingston

          Dear jopa,

          You write: “Okay lets say Rand Paul was just spotted leading twenty Al Qaida terrorist across the Canadian border and now they are hiding behind a pile of rocks in Seattle.” Ridiculous speculation. Let’s address a truth: Holder has been identified as arming narcoterrorists in Mexico. Would you support Holder’s being assassinated with a drone, or should he be arrested while hiding behind the skirts of the White House usurper and held for trial?

          Best wishes,

      • Vicki

        jopa says:
        “Vicki;So you apparently like the idea of using drones within the US borders for airstrikes.”

        Illogical conclusion.

    • JC

      Sir, for your information Rand Paul is properly called Dr. Rand Paul. He is a medical physician and thank God he has the knowledge and wither all to stand up for the American people. This isn’t a fairy tale, I have read and heard this in many more places than Rand Paul. For Gods sake why do you think Obama is trying to take guns away from law abiding citizens? You are the one who should gather up some common sense sir and stop and think logically about what is going on in our country today. Don’t go to sleep, things are not the way they seem.

    • Timothy M. Steffen

      So… if the Federal government would never use drones on US soil and/or citizens, explain why DHS (that would be the Department of HOME-land Security) has just put out this bid for Predator drones capable of firing munitions, intercepting cell phone conversations, and identifying whether or not an indivdual is armed even at night?

  • Larry E. Sibley

    You silly neo-marxists. Of course you wouldn’t send one drone to take out one person. You would send ten to kill an entire group of people who don’t quite agree with the current agenda and therefore have been deemed “terrorists”.

  • Steve (Grizbbear) Ross

    Keep after them Rand, it is time to call a halt to the hundreds of innocent children killed by the Obama lead government when it comes to drones. If they have no problem taking out children they will have no problem taking out US Citizens.

  • Michele Kelly

    You go Rand! We are behind you!

  • FreedomFighter

    The only real American left in congress?

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

  • Michael Hagemeier

    We need to go as many possible to Occupy the Constitution and give Rand Paul a show of solidarity for We the People .

    • lightway

      Where is this Occupy the Constitution?

  • audrey basma

    thank goodness, was beginning to wonder if anyone of our representatives around the country would stand up!!! its time to stop the trashing of our constitution….follow it, it is there for a reason and if the rest of those on the hill do not stand up they need to go home for good…

  • John


  • lightway

    Let’s hear more in Congress stand up to the establishment! It can no longer be SPEND AND BORROW! Let’s send the spend-thrifts home and hold everyone accountable! Mr. Obama cannot ruin our nation unless we stand by and do nothing! He is not God, He is one man, and the greater they think they are, the further they fall!

  • jana

    My husband and I are thankful for Rand Paul taking this stand. We are so glad to know someone in Washington is willing to, and I have noticed that Ted Cruz has been standing in for him when he needed to take a break.
    ted Cruz has sure been making the Democrats mad at him as he is standing up to them. He is from Texas.
    The President could not say no when asked if the drones would not fire on someone here in the United States. That is just so wrong. He said waterboarding was torture, well what is murder by drone in our own country called?

    • Jana

      Sorry about the caps. Sometimes my finger doesn’t hit it just right. I recently hurt my hand and it is giving me trouble. That’s my excuse any way :)

  • TJ shaw

    This guy is awesome we need more like him to step to the plate

  • warren garrison

    [threatening message deleted]

  • Marlana Monet Smith

    My friends and fellow Awakened Citizens… Thank God for those of You that are Fully Awake! As an older woman who is has watched Much Change in this Country I Stand With You and Will Fight with you and my sons All the way! I cannot believe there are yet those who are still SLEEPING! We The People Need To Take Back Our Country. I Don’t See That Happening With So Many Still Asleep. I Fully Support Rand Paul, Magnificent Job!


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