March 06, 2013


Exam day. I have no time but there is a full-on old-fashioned filibuster going on now.

This is a really compelling speech.

It may well be a historic one.

Senator/Doctor Paul is going to talk till he drops, or the President states categorically that he rejects drone strikes on American citizens. More here.

C-Span feed here.

"...are signature strikes going to be the standard for law enforcement?"

Interestingly, Drudge posts a headline with just the correct amount of hype.

  Alternate Headline: The Docktah stands alone against the DRONES!

He's touched on how this policy would essentially repeal 'posse comitatus'.

He's talking about the Star Chamber nature of this policy and the presidents equivocation on the issue when asked about it by Dr Paul which was along the lines of "I don't intend to do that at this time."

Points out that he standards the President is using now with the drones are questionable even under the articles of war.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 02:46 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 To me, the most worrisome part so far was when Paul asked for a "sense of the Senate" resolution that the President shouldn’t kill American citizens in America, and the Democrats objected

They will fight any and all attempts to execute crimmals who have been convicted in a court of law, but they want the President to be able to kill any American that he wants, anywhere, anytime, without so much as a hearing?  Really?

Posted by: Siergen at Wed Mar 6 20:56:45 2013 (Ao4Kw)

2 Yeah that was appalling. OTOH is was nice that it caused  some Democrat Senators...quite liberal ones to break ranks and "ask questions" showing their support for Dr. Paul.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Mar 7 01:07:38 2013 (F7DdT)

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