Senator Rand Paul #filiblizzard

Last night Senator Paul fillibustered for 13 hours to protest the very loose interpretation of being able to assasinate an American citizen on U.S. territory via a drone, without due process. And dangerous proposition because of it’s slippery slope.  While perhaps President Obama would be unlikely to choose such action, what if a president 10 years down the road deems a few Congressmen meeting together to discuss opposition to the sitting president a “threat” and issues a drone strike. How many suffered in the “red hunts” of the 60’s. Do we trust our government to be mature enough to handle such power?

I am greatful that Senator Rand Paul stood up to at least raise some thought on the issue.  I am also very thankful to the following senators (including our own Pat Toomey) for joining him.

Senators we should be thanking:

Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Senator Mike Lee (Utah)
Senator Ted Cruz (Texas)
Senator Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Senator Marc Rubio (Florida)
Senator Saxby Chambliss (Georgia)
Senator John Cornyn (Texas)
Senator John Barasso (Wyoming)
Senator John Thune (South Dakota)
Senator Pat Toomey (Pennsylvania)
Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon)*

*Extra special thanks to Ron for crossing his party line and standing up for liberty.

 

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/06/rand-pauls-filiblizzard-filibuster/?hpt=hp_t1

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NRA-ILA Alert: Amicus Brief Support for McDonald vs Chicago

Urgent Alert: Ask Your U.S. Senators And Representative To Sign Amicus Brief Supporting Second Amendment Rights In The States!
Friday, November 13, 2009
As a critical Second Amendment case goes before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Jon Tester (D-MT), and Congressmen Mike Ross (D-AR) and Mark Souder (R-IN) are gathering signatures for an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief by Members of Congress.  And we need your support for this important effort next week.

The case is McDonald v. City of Chicago, and it will answer the question of whether the Second Amendment applies to the states—as the Congress clearly intended in the 1860s, when it adopted the Fourteenth Amendment to protect constitutional rights against abuse by state and local governments.  This brief is an opportunity for today’s Congress to show just as clearly that it respects the Second Amendment’s importance to all Americans—not just residents of the District of Columbia and other federal territories.

The brief describes Congress’s debates on the Fourteenth Amendment, and points out the many occasions—from 1866 to 2005—when the Congress has spoken in favor of the Second Amendment as protecting a right of all Americans, and taken action to protect that right against actions such as gun confiscation and predatory lawsuits.  It also makes the case for Congress’s interest (under its constitutional war powers) in preserving an armed citizenry as part of America’s national defense.

 

When Congress speaks, the Supreme Court listens.   And it did in the historic Heller case last year when 55 Senators and 250 Representatives signed an amicus brief supporting the Second Amendment as an individual right.  Now every Senator and Congressman who supports the rights of all Americans should step forward to be heard by signing this brief in the McDonald case.

 

The brief must be filed within the week, so we need your immediate help! On Monday through Thursday, please call your U.S. Senators and Representative, and urge them to sign on to this critically important brief, which will be a key part of the legal battle to protect the Second Amendment in the U.S. Supreme Court.

On why I do not like Eric Holder… (Clue: Elian Gonzalez)

Many people within our community are upset over Eric Holder because he is an avid proponent of gun control. While I find such disturbing, and will voice my opposition. This is not in and of itself a reason to expect a nomination to be voted down.  We can petition against Eric Holder but it is very much akin to the MrsMcCarthytes railing against the new Senator Gillibrand. It is merely opposition of view. Which does carry weight, but only electoral weight.

A valid reason to expect an appointment to be opposed on broad terms, is an issue of that involves poor quality of character or professional misconduct.  And this is why I heartily oppose Eric Holder’s appointment.

You see, Eric Holder is on record “lying” to the American people. Blatantly.  And I find such an unacceptable flaw.  During his term as assistant attorney general to Janet Reno. Eric Holder flat out lied about Federal SWAT units taking Elian Gonzales away from his family at gun point.

Please read and watch the following comments and imagery. And ask yourself, do you want a man who would not only approve of such heinous actions on the part of the government. But then would lie to your face about such conduct?

Tim Russert asked Holder, “You wouldn’t send a SWAT team in the dark of night to kidnap the child, in effect?”  Holder answered, “No, we don’t expect anything like that to happen.”  Then the Department did precisely that. The day after the seizure, Holder appeared again with Russert, who asked, “Why such a dramatic change in position?” “I’m not sure I’d call it a dramatic change,” Holder answered.  “We waited ’til five in the morning, just before dawn.”[1]

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Eric Holder quote “He was not taken at the point of a gun.  They were armed agents who went in there and acted very sensitively.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XWAN524CSs

If you haven’t, please contact your Senator and asked them to oppose Eric Holder’s confirmation.  We do not need a man with no integrity running our Justice department.

Published in: on January 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm  Leave a Comment  
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