Stand with Rand!
March 7, 2013
What kind of President refuses to say he will not kill Americans sitting in a cafe in Seattle, or walking down the street in Los Angeles, or driving a tractor on a farm in Texas? A President who respects no law and no rights of citizens as described in the Constitution.
That President, of course, is Barack Obama.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul took a stand against tyranny by enduring a long filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate. As of this writing, the filibuster is well over 10 hours long and running. In taking this opportunity to take a stand against tyranny, he showed the murderous intent of President Obama and the outright criminal attorney general known as “Mr. Fast & Furious” Eric Holder.
Obama insists he can murder you while you’re drinking coffee, mowing your lawn, or walking your dog
It is now clear: The battle lines have been drawn, and the Obama administration considers the entire United States of America to be a “battleground” where he can selectively choose when and where citizens have constitutional protections. At the stroke of a pen, Obama can choose to have you murdered — shot with a weaponized drone — even if you are not engaged in active combat or resurrection of any kind.
As I have previously written, it is now clear that Obama claims the right to murder journalists and bloggers, attacking them in their own homes through militarized drone strikes. Importantly, you do not need to be actively engaged in any violence or even a rebellion. The mere act of you sending an email to someone in the Middle East can earn you a spot on Obama’s “kill list” and result in a Hellfire missile being launched right into your home with the intention of instantly murdering you. This is the position President Obama is — extraordinarily — now defending as his “power.”
As Sen. Rand Paul expressed with stunning clarity and determination, it is now clear that President Obama believes there are NO LIMITS on his power, no limits on the military use of drone strikes, and no guaranteed protections for U.S. citizens on U.S. soil. The Bill of Rights is null and void in Obama’s mind. Due process can be selectively ignored at the will of one man in a position of power. You are no longer afforded any real protections unless “king” Obama wants you to have them!
Rand Paul proves he has the stuff to be President
Sen. Rand Paul is now emerging as a great hero of the American republic. He is more presidential than the President. Although he isn’t perfect and has made some mistakes on his voting record, Rand Paul apparently understands freedom better than the President, and he actually has morals and ethics, unlike the President.
Rand Paul is one of a very short list of U.S. senators willing to take a stand against tyranny and say, “NO!” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is also standing with him as are a few other Republican senators. Notably,not a single democrat in the U.S. Senate opposes President Obama murdering Americans on U.S. soil using militarized drones. The democratic party has universally abandoned human rights in America in its desire to seize political power at any cost to society.
Rand Paul understands there are limits on executive power; that the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights describe immutable rights that cannot be stripped from the citizens of America.
Here are just a few of the quotes from Sen. Rand Paul on the floor of the U.S. Senate on March 6, 2013, during his filibuster:
“If you’re sitting in a cafe, and somebody thinks you’re conspiring with (a terrorist), you should be charged or imprisoned if they can make the charges stick. But they shouldn’t just drop a Hellfire missile on you.”
“People who have more than seven days of food [have been deemed] a terrorist… and you might be somebody we might need to target with a drone.” (The context of this quote was explaining how ridiculous it is that the government’s definition of a “terrorist” includes people who store food, people who criticize the government, people who are against abortion, etc.)
“We don’t want the whims of any politician or any executive to decide what the law is.”
“Can you do military strikes on American citizens on U.S. soil. An easy answer is, I will obey the law.” (But then why doesn’t the President simply announce that he will obey the law?)
“We’d like them to say they don’t have the legal authority to kill Americans on American soil.” (But the President refuses to say this.)
“Our goal is to try to get the President to acknowledge something publicly.”
Comments from the Twitterverse
“A sad day when killing Americans is up for debate.”
“Sen. Rand Paul is giving a better human rights speech than Obama Barack ever has. And no teleprompter was in front of the Senator’s desk.”
“It’s been a while since I could say I am a proud American. Thank you Rand. Stand with Rand!”
“Epic! Stand with Rand!”
“I get the feeling that a more Libertarian stance is the only thing that can bring about a fresh start for the GOP. Stand with Rand!”
“I haven’t killed anyone yet, and I have no intention of killing Americans. But I might.” – Barack Obama
“This isn’t a filibuster. This is a line in the sand.”
“Do you stand with Senator Rand Paul and demand an answer from the White House on extra-judicial assassinations in America?”
“Thank you, Senator Rand Paul, for standing by We the People. Stand with Rand!”
“I am a two-time Obama voter. I stand with Rand.”