Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rand Paul filibuster goes (wait for it) ... bipartisan

... as Democrat Ron Wyden joins in.

Folks, this is an old-fashioned filibuster ...
Paul began by saying he will "speak until I can no longer speak,"

... being used for exactly what the maneuver was designed for.

In the words of Senator Paul:
"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 guilty by a court," Paul said.
Five other Senators have now joined the filibuster.

5 comments:

NCSDad said...

Could this be the moment Congress finally grows a pair and stands up to the imperial Presidency? Fili-fuckin-buster baby!

NCSDad said...

Or not .......

Jesse McVay said...

Lets not underestimate the value of Sen Paul's efforts strictly from a morale boosting point of view. I feel a bit reinvigorated and ready to rejoin the battle.

Joe Filano said...

I agree. I only hope that more Americans are awoken from this. I think it is a big win, even if it is not fully clear what was accomplished.

tom said...

It was a win. Not sure I'd call it a huge win.

What was accomplished was that Rand Paul forced an admission from Eric Holder & the Obama administration that the President does not legally have the power to order the killing of a U.S. citizen in the U.S. who does not pose an immediate & credible threat.

It was not a huge win because the fact that it had to be asked at all clearly demonstrates just how fucked up this country has gotten. Every single person in America with at least an elementary school education ought to know that the answer is a clear and unequivocal "NO!".

It sickens me that it took a filibuster to pry that answer out of our traitorous, rogue Attorney General.