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#StandWithRand: Rand Paul Filibuster Update & Open Thread

Filibuster began at 11:47am ET March 6, 2013
Filibuster ended at 12:40am ET March 7, 2013


He quoted Greenwald and even mentioned Luke Rudkowski's question to Gibbs about al-Awlaki's kid.

Now he's saying it's not partisan, and his proof is that he voted for Kerry and Hagel even though he has almost nothing in common with their politics.

This man is playing chess.

Edit to Add: I was inspired to add this quote by the Doctor "Speak up, speak often and don't worry about those that at this point can not understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them." ~ Ron Paul

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So many news articles already. Havent found to many negative ones.
They also have a "how long" pool going on on that link.

Does he have to keep talking?

Does he have to keep talking? Is that the point of a filibuster? Forgive me for my stupid question but I don't know much about how it works.

as far as I know he talks

as far as I know he talks until he cant talk anymore.

But then they will ultimately

But then they will ultimately vote him in when he's done or will they have to postpone it?

Rand Is The Man


May our efforts in support of Congressman Ron Paul be blessed with supernatural success.

Michael Nystrom's picture

This is epic

Incredible. This is a showdown.

Is he going to keep the heat on until a response is forthcoming?

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. - Alan Watts

He's calling it martial law!

He's calling it martial law! Jesus this guy is on fire! I suppose you gotta come out with the big guns when you're going to filibuster. This is our moment guys! We need to take the ball and run. Keep this topic hot. Don't let it fade away. Make people hear this.

Go Rand!

Very proud of him standing up for liberty!


Thanks to the DP for guiding me here today. He is amazing. I would love to be able to speak like this.


I could listen to this guy for EVER !!


"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

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Ron Paul would have loved to filibuster.

However, filibustering is only allowed in the Senate, and not in the House.

Two hours of talking, and Rand sounds just as strong as he did at the start. Rand's got good genes!

Giving a refresher course on the Constituion!

I wonder how many critters are in the room, hearing this?

WTF! Why is ANY comment or subject being bumped

or discussed over this subject! Are trolls trying to push this off the page?

@JustinRaimondo just tweeted:

@JustinRaimondo just tweeted: Rand Paul is a chip off the old block after all!

Bloody hell! Somebody give

Bloody hell! Somebody give this man a break! He's going to run out of things to talk about!

Are you serious?

With the problems our country is facing, do you really think he's gonna run out of things to talk about? GO RAND!!!! WOOO-HOOOO!!!!!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

This is epic!

This is epic!

Founding Fathers


History always good insight, should give him more material, just stay away from the bottled water.

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

lol I was just thinking

lol I was just thinking that.. why hasn't someone walked up and been like ill give ya 5 min break, and start talking

been watching for awhile

been watching for awhile now... its sweet, it definitely is giving Rand some exposure. I am starting to like him more and more; even if he is not perfect.. and I am a voluntaryist... I think some voluntaryists will come out for him in 2016.

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Put this on a DVD set, and I'm buying a copy.

How many DVDs in the set is the question, and whether this filibuster works is the bigger one.

We need sound bites! Time to

We need sound bites! Time to flood youtube with grassroots vids.


I LOVE THE PAULS!!!! What a wonderful history lesson as well!!!

WTG Rand.

Lovin it. The best part about it is, imagine the kind of things you'd end up saying if you had to drone on for hours and hours talking about rights, liberty, the Constitution and serving justice.

It's historic whether you support Rand Paul or not.

That's right Rand: "Rights should be protected."

If they aren't, and the people decide liberty is their enemy, justice will STILL be served.

Love it !

Go Rand. But as someone said below, he needs to slow down....drawl it out 'cause his voice is not going to last.

Great speech. I want sound

Great speech. I want sound clips. This is historical! He is hitting point by point. Lady's and gents we need to get to work for this guy. 2016 is going to be dirty as hell. We need to start now.

This should make all the Rand

This should make all the Rand haters hate a little less. He is touching on so many subjects, and not stopping. And hitting lots of Ron Paul notes to me.. For all the glory. Someone give that man a break! I can see the negative way the media is going to try to portray this already though. And thats unfortunate..

Also big ups for showing the difference between democracy and republic Rand!

If Rand Continues To Improve In The Senate....

He will be ready for "The People's" House....

I'm sure Ron Paul is a proud papa today...

This is a valuable lesson on how you fight for the American people..

nuff said..


Seems like Rand has been

Seems like Rand has been bottling up A LOT of stuff inside, waiting for the right time to unleash. So far he has mentioned Kent State, 9/11 failures, NDAA, Gitmo, and more.

Even hammering the sloppy

Even hammering the sloppy usage of the word Democracy vs. Republic.