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    Rand Paul to Obama: You are not the law! 'Stand with Rand' takes over CPAC

    'Stand with Rand' takes over CPAC

    The high-profile Senate filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., may have ended more than a week ago, but its ripples are reaching across the Conservative Political Action Conference today.

    If you want to know what America could be like again, with government constrained by the Constitution, watch Rand Paul tell it straight ...


    Rand Paul to Obama: You are not the law!

    Tells CPAC crowd filibuster question was whether president's power limited

    Published: 10 hours ago by Taylor Rose

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    WASHINGTON – The high-profile Senate filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., may have ended more than a week ago, but its message rippled all through the Conservative Political Action Conference where the senator spoke today.

    “I … came with a message for the president that is loud and clear and that doesn’t mince words,” he said. “No one person gets to decide the law. No one person gets to decide your innocence or guilt.

    “My question was about whether presidential power has limits,” he said.

    He was referring to his nearly 13-hour filibuster over questions he had about Obama’s use of drones.
    He declared “victory” the next day when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sent him a letter assuring him that the president cannot use drones to kill American non-combatants on U.S. soil.

    “Lincoln wrote nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man give him power,” Paul said, noting that Obama already has signed a law allowing the indefinite detention of American citizens.

    Paul said the oath of office is supposed to allow an officeholder to affirm that they will preserve and protect the Constitution all the time, not only “when it’s convenient.”

    He also noted that Obama has said he has “no intention” of detaining Americans without trial.

    “Mr. President, good intentions are not enough. We want to know: Will or won’t you defend the Constitution?”

    He warned that America’s freedom is at stake.

    “If we allow one man to charge Americans as enemy combatants and indefinitely detain or drone them, then what exactly is it that our brave young men and women are fighting for?

    “The filibuster was about drones. But also much more. Do have a Bill of Rights? Do we have a Constitution? And will we defend it?” he asked.

    Signs urging “Stand with Rand” were sprinkled throughout the conference. As Paul appeared on the stage to speak, audience members across the entire ballroom rose to their feet with “Stand With Rand” supporters. Paul exuded passion throughout his speech.

    Paul said what makes the U.S. “exceptional” is the separation of the powers of the executive, legislative and judiciary branches, which helps secure freedom.

    Paul also attacked Obama’s hypocrisy in canceling White House tours because of the sequester cuts while simultaneously sending $250 million in economic aid to Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt.
    The senator then called for an end to foreign aid to nations hostile to the United States.

    WND spoke with Paul supporter Sarah Harvard, who describes herself as a conservative libertarian. She was distributing “Stand with Rand” signs and called Paul “the future of the GOP.”

    Harvard described him as a man who “does not bluff” and “is very courageous, because he stands alone.”

    After the filibuster produced a response from the Obama administration, Paul said, “This is a major victory for American civil liberties and ensures the protection of our basic constitutional rights.”

    “We have separation of powers to protect our rights. That’s what government was organized to do, and that’s what the Constitution was put in place to do,” he said.

    In the letter to Paul, Holder said, “It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: ‘Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?’ The answer to that question is no.”

    Holder earlier told Paul in response to a question from the senator that the U.S. never has carried out a drone strike against a U.S. citizen on American soil, and it would be “unlikely.”

    However, Holder also said he could not rule it out entirely.

    “It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the president to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,” Holder’s letter said.

    The attorney general said Obama “has the power to authorize lethal force, such as a drone strike, against a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and without trial.”

    Concerned about surveillance drones, tanks in the streets and gun confiscation? Find out “HOW AMERICA IS BECOMING A POLICE STATE” in this shocking WND special report.

    Paul said Holder’s ultimate response was exactly what he wanted during his nearly 13 hours speaking on the U.S. Senate floor.

    Paul, in a Fox News interview, said the response is evidence that the White House will eventually capitulate “under duress and public humiliation.”

    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah., praised Paul. In an interview with WND, he said the Kentucky senator has raised his profile further.

    “I think he was already recognized as a strong leader in the pro-liberty movement,” said Lee. But thanks to his filibuster, he has now “solidified his role.”

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    Rand Paul to Obama: You are not the law!
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    I am going with this man. This two party system that is actually one in of itself, has to go so we can have our country back. They put on quite a show for us for arguments sake and to promote their parties for money. This has to stop. Vote Rand Paul for President. It is past time to take back our country.

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    Daily Beast Places Target over Photo of Rand Paul

    Posted on August 8, 2014 by Frank Camp

    “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” – Adlai Stevenson
    In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a concept called “double think.” It’s a manner of thinking in which one believes two contradictory things to be true at the same time. Though intellectually, one understands these opposites cannot coexist, they occupy the same space in the mind. The left are masters at doublethink. More than that, they are masters at convincing the public that their doublethink isn’t actually hypocrisy.

    Remember back when Gabby Giffords was shot, and every liberal on the planet blamed Sarah Palin because of Palin’s website, which placed target symbols over the congressional districts which needed to be focused on by conservatives? Remember when they tried to convince us that Jared Loughner was a conservative? And remember how it turned out that Jared Loughner was just a psycho, and the shooting had absolutely no relation to Sarah Palin’s targets? Yeah, so do I. But the conversation didn’t stop there. For months following the shooting, the left harped endlessly on the lack of civility in politics. They blamed conservatives for using “incendiary language” in the field, and begged for an end to the angry words, despite the fact that “incendiary language” is often metaphors, and figures of speech, which we have used for thousands of years. Meanwhile, the left continued to be just as incendiary as ever.

    Now, the very liberal Daily Beast has placed a target over the face of Rand Paul. Yep, not simply over his district, but over a photo of his actual face. What will be the left’s response? Will they launch into diatribes about how awful the Daily Beast is, and how their incendiary imagery can only lead to violence? Nope. They’ll look the other way, because in their minds, it’s ok to be incendiary if you are liberal. No matter what the excuses will be, there will be excuses. Just as a friend to the left, I’ll jot down some excuses they can have at the ready:
    - It’s ok, it’s just metaphoric imagery

    - It’s no big deal, no one has been shot
    - They started it
    - It’s Bush’s fault
    - Huh? Oh, pshh, get over it!

    Can the left convince the public that the work of the Daily Beast is not a big deal without it being hypocritical? They can sure try, but it’s just not true. I look forward to one of my excuses being used by MSNBC in the near future.


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