Rand Paul has inspired Twitter to go berserk. #StandWithRand is trending and people are inspired by his epic filibuster. "I will speak until I can no longer speak...I cannot sit quietly and let [the President] shred the Constitution." His inspiring speech is still occurring as this is being written.
Paul's filibuster is against John Brennan's nomination as CIA director vote, as explained by Grace Wyler of Business Insider. The main issue is his objection to Attorney General Eric Holder's assertion that the president is authorized to use lethal force against American citizens on United States soil in "an extraordinary circumstance," without clarification that an attack is imminent.
Senator Ted Cruz noted that Wednesday is the 177th anniversary of the Alamo, and further gave an amazing and yes, tear-jerking account of an event in history that all Americans should know.
As reported by Wyler, Paul stated,
"When I asked the president, can you kill an American on American soil, it should have been an easy answer. It's an easy question. It should have been a resounding an unequivocal, 'No,'" Paul said Wednesday. "The president's response? He hasn't killed anyone yet. We're supposed to be comforted by that."
At one point, Democrat Senator Ron Wyden jumped in and said, "More needs to be done to ensure that congress has more oversight of the executive branch." He also called for a "Checks and Balances Caucus" with public oversight, which inspired this author, who admittedly shouted with glee.
RT if you #StandwithRand in demanding answers from the White House on unconstitutional drone strikes in US.Â— Campaign for Liberty (@C4Liberty) March 6, 2013
Florida Senator Marco Rubio also joined the filibuster briefly and joked to Paul: "Let me give you some advice Â— keep some water nearby." Just yesterday, Gather.com wrote that "there should never be such a circumstance in which the President of the United States (or any citizen) can override any aspect of the United States Constitution; a document that he has sworn under oath to uphold."
Today, Rand Paul has inspired many of the silent constituents whose voice is not reflected in the mainstream media.
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