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Rand Paul's Right-to-Trial Speech 11/28/12

On the Senate floor in support of Feinstein-Lee Amendment to NDAA 2013. Enjoy!



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Magic Marker Time

It's magic marker time for me, I've got to mark over the "O" with an "A" and add the letter "D" to that bumper sticker, and also make that 2 into the number 6. Way to go there Rand. If dad doesn't make a run in 2016, I sure hope you do.
Rand Paul 2016.

It is so bothersome that our senators must now debate whether or not to keep "trial by jury" and "due process" as our rights.
Very troubling to me.

For all the crap...

Rand is the only reason this was ever even debated in the senate, you have to give him a little love for this.

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them." - Mark Twain

We have to

appreciate that Rand was a full time ophthalmologist just 3 years ago. His transition to the US Senate and tonight's speech is nothing short of spectacular. I keep thinking about the reports of his and Ron's talks at the dinner table about politics as he was growing up. Seems Rand was paying pretty close attention to what his dad was saying.
Tonight was a game changer for me. I feel the purse strings loosening and the donations starting up again like they did on that night in December when we all gave 6 million to the Ron Paul campaign in '08.

Peace, liberty and Merry Christmas,


Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party



great speech. hopefully those that stand dont fall this time

and those that fell get back up.

A true flower can not blossom without sunlight and a true man can not live without love.

Step 1 - Defend the Right

Step 1 is to defend the right.

Step 2 is to use it, by serving on a jury.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

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I agree; I've always wanted

I agree; I've always wanted to but not been called up yet.

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

what is naturally ours!

at ~7:38...

"we have nothing to fear except our own unwillingness to defend what is naturally ours: our God-given rights."

...my favorite part of a sweet speech.

I'm voting for Peace.

ytc's picture

Rand at his best on the Senate floor!

(Even Rand-skeptics should be proud of this "right to trial by jury / fair trial" speech, if they really care about the Bill of Rights ;-)

i am a rand skeptic and i

loudly applaud this speech. give credit where credit is due!

Yep, Rand did well.

And I will concede that what he says on the Senate floor is more important than what he says in dippy interviews.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Feinstein AIPAC

Like most in US Congress, Feinstein is on AIPAC's payroll.

Feinstein's dubious presence associated with this notwithstanding, big YAY for Rand....Go on to defeat NDAA!!

Immoral funding of Military Industrial Complex by Federal Reserve and US taxation system must stop!!!! End illegal/unconstitutional wars! Preserve US currency!

So did they vote ?

How did it come out ? Who was for and against ?

The Senate will

debate on the amendment today and vote on it either today or tomorrow.

Please call your Senators' office and urge them to support Feinstein's amendment on indefinite detention to the NDAA bill.


Feinstein is a two-faced witch!

She is the career politician personified. Someone who has long since sold their soul to the devil, without a principle or moral to stand on.

I wish I'd saved the email she sent me just a couple months ago regarding the NDAA. In it she was defending the indefinite provision, claiming it was necessary to "strike a balance" between ones civil liberties and their safety.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.


when i see her face i think uh oh, what's up? definite bad witch.

rand paul is mad cool

rand paul is mad cool

this was a highly mean spirited comment

which was originally directed at Katniss but has since been withdrawn.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Bump for front page!

Come on, mods...it's an awesome speech. ;)

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien



"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA