March 7, 2013
Just yesterday, Senator Rand Paul delivered a 13 hour long filibuster regarding the confirmation of John Brennan as director of the CIA. He stood for our civil liberties and sent a clear message to the President that it’s not ok to kill an American citizen without a trial, and that we will live in a land with the rule of law. The Constitution will be upheld.
“I rise today to begin to fillibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. 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 guilty by a court, 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 can not be tolerated in our country.”
– Senator Rand Paul, 3/6/2013
Those are my sentiments exactly. It’s not a question of, “Oh, I haven’t used that power and don’t intend to. Don’t worry about it.” No. Our reply to that is, “No Mr. President, you don’t have that power and we’ll never give you that power. You’re not the sole arbiter of justice in our society.”