My Disconnect with Rand PaulSubmitted by Allison Bricker on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 09:21
One does suppose that in the end, most things in life are one's personal interpretation; however, there seems to be a widening disconnect between my understanding of what is and what is not constitutional when juxtaposed against the Senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul's "Liberty-Lite" view.
The most recent case in point, Senator Paul's statement following his interview regarding the use of domestic drones:
Sen. Paul (R-KY) said:
"Fighting terrorism and capturing terrorists must be done while preserving our constitutional protections. This was demonstrated last week in Boston. As we all seek to prevent future tragedies, we must continue to bear this in mind."
Really, Senator Paul, "constitutional protections" were appropriately preserved during the search for the Boston Marathon Bomber?
- No vehicle Traffic allowed in or out
- Persons sequestered in homes
- Door to Door warrantless searches
- Columns of Heavily Armed soldier-like police
- tank-like vehicles rolling down the streets of America
To me all the above add up to what is in effect, Martial Law. Sure officials can call it a "Public Safety Lock Down,” but as they say a rose by any other name...
It remains my hope that perhaps with age, Senator Paul will see the obvious hypocrisy in his political philosophy and move towards the clear unyielding dedication as displayed by Dr. Ron Paul, although it does grow more and more difficult as we witness his "go-along-to-get-along" attitude.