John Locke: Men are so foolish that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats, or foxes; but are contSubmitted by oDinZu on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 16:19
Quick Snippet of one of the arguments Sen. Rand Paul presented during the first hour of the Filibuster yesterday afternoon. This pretty much sums up what he said the entire night. I thought it was remarkable and courageous of him to stand up and defend our Constitution as one of the founding fathers would have. Genuinely remarkable!
"Lewis Carol is fiction right?
When I ask the president can you kill an American on American soil it should of been an easy answer; It should have been an easy question; It should of been an resounding and unequivocal NO! The Pres. response: " I haven't killed anyone yet" and I have no intentions of killing Americans. [........but, I might kill Americans.] Is that enough? Are we satisfied by that? Are we so complacent of our rights? That we would allow the President to to say... He might kill Americans?
Some say he would never do this and say he is a good person.. I am not arguing he's not, because the law is there set in place for the day when angels don't rule government. John Madison said that the restraint on government was because the government will not always be run by angels. This has nothing to do whether the President is Democrat or Republican. Were this a Republican President, I would be here saying exactly the same thing. No single one person or politician should be allowed to judge the guilt of an individual and to execute and individual. It goes against everything that we fundamentally believe in our country! This isn't even new to our country. There are 800 years of English Law that our tradition was founded upon, We were founded upon the Greeks and Romans who had jury's..."
Honestly, I am astound how the President reacted and to apply some of Sen. Rep Rand Paul snippet to what I have learned, I found this quote from John Locke to be importantly amusing. Especially when you compare it to how the President replied to the question: "Can you kill an American on American soil?"
John Locke: "Men are so foolish that they take care to avoid what mischiefs may be done them by pole-cats, or foxes; but are content, nay, think it safety, to be devoured by lions ..."
Source (First hour of the Filibuster): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MwjvOxSgic