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For the past seven hours, Senator Paul has been holding the Senate floor!

UPDATE: Rand Paul's Statement on the Patriot Act Extension

"For the past seven hours, Senator Paul has been holding the Senate floor, keeping Reid and his allies from rushing this bill through the Senate without debate or amendments."

Please give Senator Paul's office a call at 202-224-4343 to thank him for standing up for the American people and the Constitution!

Afterward, please give both of your senators another call through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Ask them to stand with Rand Paul, the Constitution, and the fundamental liberties that made America great by opposing the rushed extension of these three provisions without debate - and unamended.

Together, we have a great opportunity to make a difference, but I need you all to remain as steadfast and committed to this fight as Senator Paul.

I hope you will stand with Senator Paul and C4L by again contacting both of your senators to oppose the extension of the so-called "Patriot" Act.

In Liberty,

John Tate
Campaign for Liberty

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I saw a pic of Rand and Rubio

It was captioned Rubio speaks for 15 minutes and is dying of dehydration Rand speaks for 11 hours with no bathroom break and then some sort one liner about who should be the next pres. If anyone has a link to it or wants to reproduce please send me a message. I'm Cuban and have lots of Cuban friends on Facebook that are smitten with Rubio and I need to tone them down a few notches. That picture will definitely help.

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    Is there any evidence of this law's effectiveness.

    Has a single person been convicted in open court based on secret evidence collected?

    Has any of the evidence used for convictions been shown to be critical?

    Or are we simply being hornswaggled into believing that it will keep away the bogeyman? Welcome to Monsters Inc.

    Besides being unconstitutional regarding the 1st and 2nd Amendment, I see no proof that it enhances security only empirical evidence that it undermines liberties.

    Free includes debt-free!

    Letter to chuck Grassley

    Letter to Chuck Grassley
    As some of your constituents I am writing to express our concerns in regards to several things in our government .That several of my friends and neighbors feel is very alarming and a serious threat to our nation and children's future. I volunteered t...o write and ask for your consideration . The jobs, economy, deficit and inflated prices for food and fuel and the destruction of the dollar are vital concerns to all citizens. Besides those issues we are concerned that our government is implementing the laws on Americans . The Nazi's used to devastate ,victimize and disarm the people in Germany. I ask you to compare similarities of the patriot act to the Nazi' Enabling act of the 1930's I would then ask you to read the Nazi's Gun Control law of 1934 and compare to the US Gun Control act of 1968. Its copied word for word from the Nazi's law. .I would then ask your opinion of the Fema relocation work camps .That have been erected in almost all states that are designed exactly like the concentration camps of Nazi Germany complete with razor wire. Our police are becoming more militant and government has now confiscated more money and property from nonviolent American citizens than the Nazi's did in Germany. All these things are of grave concern affecting the rights, freedom life of American citizens . Knowing from the past , suffering , oppression and misery governments used these as tools to inflict on the people . Land of the Free is now the most imprisoned nation on earth .Our grandchildren are already slaves to the government debt. Government violates and ignores laws and limits of the constitution . Courts are corrupted by politics and special interests . Examples - The president committed American military to Lybia with out a declaration of war from congress as is required constitution. There is still much suspicion as to whether his birth certificate is forged. The courts refused to hear one of the many filed cases to verify his eligibility .Anonymous political donations ruled as speech by the court places every elected office for sale to the highest bidder and takes any voice from the people . The list goes on and on the ATF and the DOJ corruption smuggling guns . All these things at the expense and the oppression of American citizens . Millions of Americans sacrificed their lives so we could be free from exactly this type of tyranny and abuse by government. We have a responsibility to our children to preserve the rights their ancestors died for them to have .It seems greed and corruption in every level of government and agency is rampant . There are news broadcasts of marshal law and abusive and covert operations by homeland security. Citizens are concerned and with good reason to be. We would be grateful for your consideration of these issues and to provide some insight and your opinion Sincerely Reggie BrannonSee More
    By: Reggie Brannon

    Reggie Brannon

    Dear Gentle Reader, STOP! Go back! Read Reggie Brannon's post.

    Dear Reggie Brannon,

    Some folk may chide you & I about our creative use of grammar. That would be their trouble. To miss your message would be their travesty. Thank you very much for writing.


    Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

    Democrats are hypocrits

    They only faught the patriot act under George bush because it was the Republicans in charge of it but if they can be in charge of it "well thets ok"! Sick I tell you. How do people sleep at night. and what is wrong with nevada for re-electing reid.

    Downsize Dc addresses this quite well


    "Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
    Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

    Just called my two Senators

    to ask them to support Rand !

    "Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
    Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15


    Sen. Vote Fraud um I mean Harry Reid is now calling Sen. Paul a terrorist lover, gee whiz I guess the gloves are off! Rand's speech a short time ago on c-Span 2 was very impressive, this is unprecedented on the Senate floor.

    7:45pm ... Harry Reid just spoke on the Senate floor before they gaveled out and it sounds like they are going to Roll Call vote on Rand's amendments tomorrow morning.

    Rand took another swipe at

    Rand took another swipe at it, asking for unanimous consent to debate the amendments and have a roll call vote. Someone, Reid I think, objected.

    Ms. Ayotte is speaking now. She does not know when to use "I" and "me."

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    "Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

    Reid Speaking about Rand Paul

    Other are speaking about Rand also on C-Span now


    What did Reid have to say?

    What did Reid have to say? Was he bitching as usual?

    Reid said

    Reid said that Rand was causing something to the effect of disruption, because he wanted to add a Gun amendment.


    Rand finished his speech

    and yielded the floor. I only caught the last two minutes or so. It sounded very impressive. I'm not sure how the senate works; no action was taken after Rand finished -- some Democrat started speaking about the budget and Ryan's "irresponsible" attack on Medicare to fund tax cuts for the rich, yadda yadda.

    Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

    Rand on again!

    Did he find a loophole to keep speaking?

    This is HISTORIC.

    Not sure how he made it back

    Not sure how he made it back to the floor, but Jim Demint and Mike Lee both came out a few minutes ago to help him hold the floor. Both said they commended what he was doing!

    Will this be the lead story on the MSM tonight?


    I seriously doubt it.
    In fact, if they were to even mention it would be a surprise to me.

    Where does the Patriot Act stand?

    Does anyone know the current status of the Patriot Act?


    Bad News

    It cannot be stopped anymore, because Harry Reid used a procedural trick and withdrew the entire Patriots Act bill itself, and instead copied its text (and all the provisions) into an attachment for a separate piece of Small Business legislation that is fillibuster proof.

    So there is no more debate anymore, and no opportunity to offer any admendments anymore because the whole process has been circumvented.

    On the same day, a peaceful protester was beaten up right in the U.S. House floor after the Israeli President spoke there, and is now recovering in a Hospital (at her expense). She was also officially arrested, and faces "charges".

    We live in a dictatorship. There are no Democratic processes that really exist anymore in this Country.

    The only difference between this Country and Nazi Germany is that we don't Tortur....err..uh.. never mind.

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    Even if it can't be stopped, Rand's actions

    made the regime's tyranny VISIBLE; that's enormous.

    As Molyneaux says, tyranny can only fool people so long as the gun in the room is invisible. Both Pauls are pulling away the masks; education of the American people has begun, and the job of the revolution is to spread it far and quickly, even if it takes generations. But as the Empire fails, it may not take so very long, we have a great start.

    Good news! Lots of ponies. Beware of the trick. You're gonna pay

    Nevada has lots of ponies. They have more horse-sense than Sen. Reid, though they are thought of as just ponies. Ain't one trick ponies! No Senator tether. Fact is, I was owned by one... one of those Nevada ponies. Fastest one in Nevada!

    Proof of claim (audit: honest third party accounting):
    http://nevada-outback-gems.com/Mark_Twain/Tenderfoot_sam.htm"> Clemens, "Sam the Tenderfoot Prospector"

      There were many thousands of tenderfoot, greenhorn prospectors that came out west in the 1860s and 70s. Some came to make their fortunes, some came to flee other problems back east, and some just came for the adventure. Probably every one had a tale to tell, but one of these adventurous individuals was a young man named Sam Clemens, and this is his true story.

    Includes how I bought a horse, that came to own me.

    Be ever so careful about what is funded in your good name. Whether a huckster auctions Treasury Bonds or Ponies...

      Beware of the trick. Beware that you are gonna pay!

    PS: To help you pay, here is another good trick. You don't even have to pony up.

    Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

    Rand Paul rocks!

    presidential material.

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    sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
    Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

    Quite right.

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    5/25: Reid Routes Patriot Act Around Rand Paul

    Reid is miserable.

    Harry Reid Routes Around Rand Paul; Says No Changes To Patriot Act Is 'An Excellent Compromise'
    by Mike Masnick
    Wed, May 25th 2011 8:54am

    We've been following the Senate leadership (of both major parties) attempts to push through an extension of some controversial Patriot Act surveillance provisions. As noted, the Senate decided to quickly push the matter towards a vote, cutting off outside debate over the provisions. However, that did still leave room for debate on the floor and the introduction of amendments, and some Senators spoke up -- and spoke up vehemently. Rand Paul had a bunch of amendments and threatened to delay things. He pointed out that Senator Harry Reid lied, after promising to "set aside a week's worth of debate" on the Patriot Act. Meanwhile Senators Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Jeff Merkley all spoke out against parts of the Patriot Act and these extensions.


    Pigs rooted around in muck. Rand Paul stood on firm ground.

    "Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig."

    "Rooting around,," has nothing to do with singing either.

    Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

    WE got your back, Rand!


    Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.
    ~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947

    Rand Paul

    Rand Paul and his father are true American heros and Rand will NEVER succumb to the likes of Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell. They draw the line and HOLD IT!


    "OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

    Rand Paul 2016

    I too have a similar problem in Colorado with...

    Slimeballs like Bennet and Udall but I still press on knowing that I did my part to let them know how I feel. Hang in there! Sorry to hear about the potential over 30,000 prisoners being let out soon. Hopefully they are just pot smokers that should not be in prison but a drug treatment center if they have a problem.

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"

    "The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

    I called both the senators

    That supposedly "represent" me, Cantwell and Murray. The very nice people that answered their phones told me they were undecided, so I left a message asking them to vote against the extension.

    I also emailed them.

    I don't have much faith in these two though. They are Obama-bots who will obey their master.

    Yeah the big.....

    Our big 'liberal civil liberty minded' WA senators were never 'undecided' (showing yet again what weaselly little lying hacks they are.) They both voted YEA for the extension without a second's thought. Gotta love the hypocrisy of (especially)Seattle politics.