Rand Paul & the Filibuster

About: Wikipedia on Filibusters

(Headlines via Drudge)

DRONE WARS: RAND STANDS!

HOLDER: Obama 'has authority to use drone strikes to kill Americans on US soil'...

'No Intention'...

KRAUTHAMMER: 'Stroke of political genius'...

Actor tweets: 'Where are the Democrats?'

Young bucks, new GOP power brokers join Paul...

... WHILE OLD GUARD DINES WITH OBAMA

Sen. Graham: 'Ridiculous'...
....
I listened to a good deal of it & it made a lot of sense & held together an an integrated whole.  Unfortunately some of the media headlines suggest it was an anti-drone rant.  It was NOT.  It was a 5th amendment rant on DUE PROCESS - unreasonable search & seisure & the right of being tried in a court of law rather than being offed from the skys.  It was also about the kill list of Obama!   Good Politics!

FYI 5th amendment

Tags

  1. politics
  2. rand paul
  3. 5th amendment
  4. filibuster
  5. drones

Comments


Seth says
MR 2013-03-07 07:58:07 16444
seth 2013-03-07 07:44:17 16444
yeah i listened to a part too, sounded very reasonable .  i actually expect it will have some affect on the administration.  Good move.  The Senate should amend their rules and make this the only kind of filibuster. 
One part was new this is the first Filibuster that Tweets were read during.  They are not allowed to have cell phones but one senator came back from his office & read some during one of the so-called "question-sessions".

It might be interesting also to note that this has gotten a whole lot of attention from the main stream media. 

Seth says
apparently Ran Paul got what he was asking for ...


Mark de LA says
Yep, that's what he asked for. I would have required it from the president. Right now the president can & does whatever he can justify in the name of a crisis.


Mark de LA says
Does the president have the authority to kill children not engaged in combat in another country?
http://www.policymic.com/articles/24164/a-list-of-children-killed-by-drone-strikes-in-pakistan-and-yemen
Should his peace prize be revoked?


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