Senator Rand Paul stood on the floor of the US Senate and filabustered for thirteen hours today. The Obama Administration will not rule out using armed drone aircraft to attack US Citizens on American soil without a court order and without warning. This is very disturbing. Senator Paul is disturbed and yet so much of cynical Washington is not.
Senator Paul - “I will speak until I can no longer speak. 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,” Paul began.
“That Americans could be killed in a cafe in San Francisco or in a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is an abomination. It is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country,” he said. “I don’t rise to oppose John Brennan’s nomination simply for the person. I rise today for the principle.”
Elections have consequences, and it would seem that this past one is no different.The filibuster against the CIA director nomination began at 11:47 a.m.“I will speak today until the president responds and says no, we won’t kill Americans in cafes; no, we won’t kill you at home in your bed at night; no, we won’t drop bombs on restaurants. Is that so hard?” Paul said. “It’s amazing that the president will not respond. I’ve been asking this question for a month. It’s like pulling teeth to get the president to respond to anything. And I get no answer.”
And if what the Attorney General said in a (subsequently published) letter to Senator Rand Paul today is that the ObamaNation is not ruling out the need to kill Americans who the president wants to see dead without judicial oversight and without warning.