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American Guts: #StandWithRand

Posted on | March 6, 2013 | 26 Comments

by Smitty

Rand Paul took the floor of the Senate around noon today for a good, old-fashioned filibuster. Spot on. The purpose is to find out just where the 5th Amendment line is on drone strikes on Americans on American soil. The direct effect of the filibuster is to threaten a delay of a vote to confirm John Brennan as CIA chief.

The last time this happened was, for a quick Google, Bernie Sanders in 2010.

Paul has been joined by Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Jerry Moran, and given support by former Senator Jim DeMint. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has made it bipartisan. Go, webfoot!

Let this be an important symbolic victory, and let it wake up the sleeping giant to the threat parked within our borders.

Live feed: C-SPAN

(h/t Becca)

Update: Soopermexican =>

Update II: linked by That Mr. G Guy. Thanks!

Update III: linked by The Lonely Conservative

Update IV: linked by God’s Own Crunk

Update V: linked by American Glob see also Legal Insurrection for important notes on how the Southern Poverty Law Center tries to smear this patriot.

Update VI: linked by The Camp of the Saints