Wednesday, March 06, 2013


Senator Rand Paul is living up to his oath of office.  Seen Here 
UPDATE:   Talking filibuster ended after 12+ hours.  McConnell states the vote filibuster continues.  60 votes needed.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
  He is filibustering the Senate in order to get an answer from the President of the United States and from Attorney General Holder:  Do you think that you have the authority to kill Americans with drone strikes on American soil without due process?

He has not received the answer that the Constitution demands.

He will speak until he is no longer able to speak in defense of liberty. 
Senators Cruz and Lee have been instrumental in assisting him.  
He has bipartisan support. Senator Wyden stood and spoke in support of the filibuster. 

Finally, SOMEONE in Congress is asserting their Constitutional authority and responsibility.

From Instapundit: (bold emphasis mine)
As the hours went by, other senators joined him, asking Paul to yield for the ostensible purpose of asking a question. In reality, that gave Paul a brief respite from an otherwise lonely crusade. The first member to intervene was Utah Sen. Mike Lee, a tea-party-backed Republican like Paul, at the three hour and 10 minute mark. Others followed, including GOP Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida.
“Just let me give you some free advice: keep some water nearby,” Rubio quipped in a jab at himself over his own conspicuous consumption of spring water during this year’s Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union address. Rubio, who voted to advance Brennan’s nomination from the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, said he thought Paul was asking a straightforward question of the administration and deserved a clear answer.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tried to get consent to bring the debate to a close and allow votes on Brennan’s nomination before the end of the evening, Paul rebuffed him. . . .
Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon lent bipartisanship to the filibuster effort. Wyden has expressed concerns about numerous Obama administration policies on civil liberties grounds. Wyden said he would support Brennan’s confirmation but backs Paul’s underlying inquiry.
The best part was when Rand Paul sought unanimous consent for a sense of the Senate resolution that the President shouldn’t kill American citizens in America — and Democrats, led by Dick Durbin, objected.
The request was that the Senate take up a non-binding sense of the Senate resolution stating that the U.S. government cannot target "noncombatants" with drones on American soil. And the Democrats objected.


Is this true?  Did the Senators from Virginia side with party over the Constitution?
Senator Kaine? Senator Warner?

Do you Stand with Rand and the Constitution or this feckless President?

All readers, please  contact your Senators and ask them.

Senator Warner                           Senator Kaine



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