"No president has the right to say he is judge, jury, and executioner."
Senator Rand Paul
I came home today incredibly depressed, and I started working on another piece. I wound up learning fast that Senator Rand Paul was filibustering an Obama appointment, and at first I kinda just skipped. Then I learned something amazing: He PERSONALLY was filibustering it!
This is, without a doubt, the single most important moment in U.S. Politics in years outside of an election. This is the type of moment you only hear about, and I dare say DREAM about. A man, a lone man, standing up for something he not only believes is right, but KNOWS is right.
That that one man stands up and fights for what's right, talking, even screaming, at his fellow Senators to do something that he knows is right!
Mr. Paul has come to Washington, and I'm glad he's here.
This is more than about if you agree with Obama or not, it is much, much bigger than that. It's about the fact that a sitting U.S. President is now allowed to kill an American Citizen without trial or charge. That the U.S. Government now can ignore the 5th Amendment and just kill anyone they please... its insane.
Even if you don't agree with Rand Paul stands for, that's fine, me, either. But, even if you don't agree with him on those other things, please agree that we need people who at least know wrong from right, that we are all Americans with rights, that if you want to do something it needs to be done right... if for nothing more than the fact that he's at least willing to spend 10 hours (as I write this) to put his money where his mouth is, please respect this moment for that.