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“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.”
Not only is he filibustering John Brennan’s nomination over the administration’s breathtaking claims of power, he’s doing it the old-fashioned way by speaking continuously at the podium. It’s hard to talk about anything for hours on end, let alone speak substantively and coherently. But so far Paul’s speech has touched on the doctrine of posse comitatus, the nature of our constitutional rights, President Obama’s civil liberties contradictions, and the problems with a doctrine of total war. He’s referenced Alice in Wonderland and 1984.
Watch here at C-Span 2. You might learn something. Either way, you’ll get a gratifying look at perhaps the most fearless and intellectually consistent Republican senator.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?