OMG, What Has Rand Paul Done?Submitted by Lao Tzua on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 18:16
OMG, What Has Rand Paul Done?
by Marcus Carey www.bluegrassbulletin.com
May 27, 2011
Over the past several days Rand Paul stood virtually alone on the floor of the US Senate and dared to debate the constitutionality of the so-called Patriot Act. Senate President Harry Reid was so furious he accused Rand Paul of trying to help terrorists hide their gun purchases. Paul was rightfully offended.
You see, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner had already reached a deal. They shook hands on a four year extension of the act without amendments. Rand Paul insisted that the Senate vote on amendments he proposed, and using the filibuster rules, forced that vote. And now, after his amendments were defeated, you might be asking, what has Rand Paul done?
What he has done is quite simply, amazing. This freshman senator who was told that his role would be to sit down, shut up and do as he was told, made it very clear that when it comes to defending the constitution and the God given rights of Americans, he fully intends to stand up, be heard and do what in his heart he knows is right.
Some with extreme nearsightedness might view the defeat of his amendments as the delivery of a lesson to this young whippersnapper that his actions have been relegated to meaningless antics. But they fail to see the import of what he accomplished. Paul not only proved that he is a man of his word, but he has now forced a bunch of backslapping Senators to go on record either for, or against, the American people. Rand Paul has called them out for all to see. Traitors to liberty hide no more.
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