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Republicans, Rand Paul Is Showing You Your Leaders

March 7, 2013 by  

Republicans, or rather, conservatives, it is time to wake up and stop being so damned lazy. After the disastrous results of the last Presidential election — during which you picked a RINO as your standard bearer because your Party elite told you to — Republican Average Joes throughout the Nation were left scratching their heads and wondering why there are no real conservatives leading the party.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) embarked on an epic filibuster in the Senate on Wednesday; if you weren’t paying attention, you should have been. The Senate takeover was not for the sake of partisan squabble about the nomination of John Brennan as head of the CIA, but simply because Paul wants to ensure that all Americans are granted their Constitutional rights to trial and are protected from tyranny and that power remains balanced between the three branches of government as intended by the Founders.

Paul spoke for nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor, asking the President of the United States for a simple yes or no answer about whether the Administration believes it has the right to extra-judiciously kill American citizens on American soil. Meanwhile, the rest of Washington was shut down because of a snowstorm that didn’t actually happen.

Paul was, thankfully, joined by a handful of other lawmakers dedicated to protecting your Constitutional rights and preserving what is left of the balance of power in government. So, if you’ve been asking for leaders who care about Americans — not the sort of chumps the good ole boy Party elite have been pushing on you — without further ado, here are a handful of lawmakers who participated in the filibuster in support of your rights:

SENATOR RAND PAUL (R-KY.)

Republican National Convention in Tampa

SENATOR MIKE LEE (R-UTAH)

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Most of the Arizona Immigration Bill in Washington

SENATOR TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS)

Republican National Convention in Tampa

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO (R-FLA.)

Bi-partisan group of senators introduces immigration reform bill

SENATOR JERRY MORAN (R-KANSAS)

moran

These lawmakers are not perfect conservatives; Rubio even voted for the National Defense Authorization Act. But they are a cut above many neocons in senior leadership roles in Congress. For instance, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said it was ridiculous to believe that the government would kill its citizens with drones, calling Paul’s debate “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified.”

A few other lawmakers, including some Representatives, also popped in the Senate chamber in brief support of Paul’s stand against government tyranny.

Paul reportedly sustained himself on water, cough drops and candy bars; meanwhile, from about 6:30 p.m. until after 8 p.m., the following Senators, and perhaps others, were enjoying an off-the-record dinner with President Barack Obama at Plume, a swank Washington restaurant: Lindsey Graham, Bob Corker, Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, Dan Coats, Tom Coburn, Richard Burr, Mike Johanns, Pat Toomey, Ron Johnson, John Hoeven and Saxby Chambliss.

Compliments of Breitbart, here is a list of Republican Senators that did not feel compelled to join Paul in making sure your government can’t kill you without proof of militancy or trial:

Alexander, Lamar – (R – TN) Class II
455 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4944
Contact: www.alexander.senate.gov/

Ayotte, Kelly – (R – NH) Class III
144 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3324
Contact: www.ayotte.senate.gov/

Blunt, Roy – (R – MO) Class III
260 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5721
Contact: www.blunt.senate.gov/

Boozman, John – (R – AR) Class III
320 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4843
Contact: www.boozman.senate.gov/

Burr, Richard – (R – NC) Class III
217 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3154
Contact: www.burr.senate.gov/

Coats, Daniel – (R – IN) Class III
493 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5623
Contact: www.coats.senate.gov/

Coburn, Tom – (R – OK) Class III
172 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5754
Contact: www.coburn.senate.gov/

Cochran, Thad – (R – MS) Class II
113 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5054
Contact: www.cochran.senate.gov/

Collins, Susan M. – (R – ME) Class II
413 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2523
Contact: www.collins.senate.gov/

Corker, Bob – (R – TN) Class I
425 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3344
Contact: www.corker.senate.gov/

Crapo, Mike – (R – ID) Class III
239 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6142
Contact: www.crapo.senate.gov/

Enzi, Michael B. – (R – WY) Class II
379A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3424
Contact: www.enzi.senate.gov/

Fischer, Deb – (R – NE) Class I
825 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6551
Contact: www.fischer.senate.gov/

Graham, Lindsey – (R – SC) Class II
290 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5972
Contact: www.lgraham.senate.gov/

Grassley, Chuck – (R – IA) Class III
135 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3744
Contact: www.grassley.senate.gov/

Hatch, Orrin G. – (R – UT) Class I
104 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5251
Contact: www.hatch.senate.gov/

Heller, Dean – (R – NV) Class I
361A RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6244
Contact: www.heller.senate.gov/

Hoeven, John – (R – ND) Class III
120 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2551
Contact: www.hoeven.senate.gov/

Inhofe, James M. – (R – OK) Class II
205 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4721
Contact: www.inhofe.senate.gov/

Isakson, Johnny – (R – GA) Class III
131 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3643
Contact: www.isakson.senate.gov/

Johanns, Mike – (R – NE) Class II
404 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4224
Contact: www.johanns.senate.gov/

McCain, John – (R – AZ) Class III
241 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2235
Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/

Murkowski, Lisa – (R – AK) Class III
709 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6665
Contact: www.murkowski.senate.gov/

Portman, Rob – (R – OH) Class III
338 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-3353
Contact: www.portman.senate.gov/

Risch, James E. – (R – ID) Class II
483 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-2752
Contact: www.risch.senate.gov/

Roberts, Pat – (R – KS) Class II
109 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4774
Contact: www.roberts.senate.gov/

Sessions, Jeff – (R – AL) Class II
326 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4124
Contact: www.sessions.senate.gov/

Shelby, Richard C. – (R – AL) Class III
304 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-5744
Contact: www.shelby.senate.gov/

Vitter, David – (R – LA) Class III
516 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-4623
Contact: www.vitter.senate.gov/

Wicker, Roger F. – (R – MS) Class I
555 DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
(202) 224-6253
Contact: www.wicker.senate.gov/

Paul’s filibuster was, admittedly, a moment of brilliant political theater. But his dedicated actions have also provided conservatives with a big opportunity to redefine their place in the political sphere after too many years of RINO leadership. Get busy, lest you want more Mitt Romneys and John McCains running the Party’s conservatism into the ground.

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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