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Thread: Rand Paul pulling a REAL Filibuster!

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    Default Rand Paul pulling a REAL Filibuster!

    Good for him! Someone taking a stand....
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    Go Rand Go.....
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    Evidently, this story is getting pretty big.
    What Paul is saying is really pissing the wrong people off.


    Maybe someone else can grow a set of balls and step up as well!!


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    Looks like Ted Cruz is helping him out...
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    (h/t Mediaite.com): On Wednesday, testifying before a Senate panel, Holder was prodded repeatedly about this assertion by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Holder eventually admitted that it would not be constitutional to execute an American citizen without due process.RELATED: Obama Administration: Yes, The President Can Drone Strike Americans On U.S. Soil…
    “In your legal judgment, does the Constitution allow a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil to be killed by a drone?” Cruz asked Holder pointedly.
    “For sitting in a café and having a cup of coffee?” Holder replied. Cruz clarified that his hypothetical individual subject to a drone strike did not pose an “imminent and immediate threat of death and bodily harm,” but that person is suspected to be a terrorist.
    “I would not think that that would be an appropriate use of any kind of lethal force,” Holder replied.
    “With all respect, Gen. Holder, my question wasn’t about appropriateness or prosecutorial discretion. It was a simple legal question,” Cruz clarified.
    “This is a hypothetical, but I would not think, that in that situation, the use of a drone or lethal force would not be appropriate,” Holder replied.
    “I have to tell you I find it remarkable that in that hypothetical, which is deliberately very simple, you are not able to give a simple, one-word answer: no,” Cruz added. He said he think that his scenario would constitute a “deprivation of life without due process.”
    Holder agreed and added that lethal force in Cruz’s case “would not be appropriate.”
    “You keep saying appropriate – my question isn’t about propriety,” Cruz goaded. “My question is about whether something is constitutional or not.”
    When Cruz was about to abandon his line of questioning after a number of equivocations from Holder, the attorney general clarified that he was saying “no” such actions would not be constitutional.
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    Marco Rubio at the plate.
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    This is Great! I hope he breaks Strom thurmond's record of over 24 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudminnow View Post
    This is Great! I hope he breaks Strom thurmond's record of over 24 hours
    Strom wasn't trying to filibuster though, he was just trying to get through the paragraph and kept falling asleep.
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    From CBS.com

    Paul, an outspoken libertarian, pointed to what he called the abuses of executive power and civil liberties under Obama's administration. In particular, he objected to the contents of a letter he received from Attorney General Eric Holder that asserted the U.S. government had the legal authority to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil.
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    Got to love it when a Libertarian takes charge and leads the way for the others to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    From CBS.com

    Paul, an outspoken libertarian, pointed to what he called the abuses of executive power and civil liberties under Obama's administration. In particular, he objected to the contents of a letter he received from Attorney General Eric Holder that asserted the U.S. government had the legal authority to kill a U.S. citizen on American soil.
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    Got to love it when a Libertarian takes charge and leads the way for the others to follow.
    Uh... Actually he's a Republican senator (in case you haven't noticed) with (small L) libertarian beliefs. Even the article you quoted uses the small "l". The filibuster actually looks more like a gathering of Tea Party faithful. Paul, Cruz and Rubio... Who's next?
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