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Was Rand Paul correct in questioning the right of the president to use drones on citizens in the US if he deems them to be a terrorist?

He spoke (filibustered) for almost 13 hours to make people aware of this un-Constitutional program that bypasses our right to due process of a trial. Can we all agree this was a strong stand for we the people?

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I felt it was grand standing... Anyone who hasn't been aware of the use of drones from the beginning in Bush's reign are sleepers..
This issue has been there from the beginning to be discussed... I'm talking YEARS!
But the moral minded fell silent then... when it mattered
I lost any respect for him I may have had..
Being he's another politician.. that wasn't much

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Yes it has been going on for years. Obama was the first to use it on an American though. Although he was not on US soil, it did bring up the seriousness of the question - what if they were on US soil? Rand was asking this long before his filibuster. He was getting answers like "that most likely won't happen" if he got any answer at all. In the end he got the NO we all needed to hear. His grandstanding was about everyone's Constitutional rights. There is no left or right when it comes to following the rule of law. What disappoints me where was the rest of Congress? About 13 stood with him including a Democrat. Where were the rest and why would they not think this is important to our freedoms?
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If you are in an enemy camp, you have lost your rights
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Red your a smart guy... and smart guys consider a broad range of things when a new technology is introduced..
I'm not s particularly smart guy Red and I openly admit that.. bit I ponder these things..
Obama used it first on an American..
That WE know of! but we don't know everything.. otherwise our security clearance would be enhanced ..
I've said what I said on the subject... along time ago.. I don't need a pollution to tell me when or what to be concerned about.. much a media outlet
Having foresight is a tool to add wisdom in ones life
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And don't get me started on constitutional rights...
That's a f'n oxymoron to a lot of people in this country still today..
Red I think you care about this country but waiting til the bomb drops isn't the right tight time to break down the points of the issue.. that's how the media handles it and that's why nobody apparently does any forward thinking..
The media doesn't give you news
It gives you olds.
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Sorry about all the typos... its these damn old eyes
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Boo who determines you are in the enemy camp? Should Tea Party members be taken out because they say they are potential terrorists? Lol. How a out those who are strong constitutionalists or returning veterans. You think the president has the right to determine they need to go? Or do you think like a normal person who says we as a citizen are owed due process unless we are in the act of terror? I really don't understand people like you. How will it be if the next president says the left must be taken out???
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He was correct in doing this! He has brought more attention to droning and making the American people more aware! I'm sure many people have never heard of it before now!

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I agree, but still more need to be awake. Bit by bit they are taking our freedoms and it didn't start under Obama but he has ramped it up.
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He was foolish. His question was answered more than once but apparently he needs things put in simple terms to understand so his final answer was this...

Dear Senator Paul:

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.

Sincerely,


Eric H. Holder, Jr.

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No it was not answered in terms where the answer was no. It was open answered like "we would never do that". It took the filibuster to get an absolute no. You should be happy because when a different president possibly deems liberals as possible terrorist you won't have to worry about possibly being taken out.
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Luckily I don't suffer from the same paranoia you do
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Yes the Germans weren't so lucky. It's obvious that you do not stand with our country and its laws. The Constitution says we all have the right to due process. But I guess you are smarter than our founders.
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Nobody has denied you due process, you need a new screen name... Chicken little maybe?
It seems like you panic over nothing
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I think it was a great start. If Holder had answered the question to start with there would not have been the need to do what Paul did. But sense the Obama administration gives half answers and half truths he did what he felt was right. I just wish they would use the same thing on the Ambassador death to get answers.

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Me too. Lets hope after the great reaction Rand got, maybe other people in Congress will start standing up for our rights. It would be refreshing.
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when they only work 2.5 days per week
One 12 hour shift isn't very likely
You know he will still be messed up from that
into next week
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Instead of the Snickers Bar, they should have slipped him a Fortune Cookie with the word "NO" inside, it would have saved him from almost having to go in his pants just to get free media time to bolster his name since he is gearing up to run for Prez in 2016... What a joke!

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So an answer like "well I highly doubt we would would ever have to kill an American on US soil who is not in the act of terror with a drone" a good enough answer? You should be thankful for Rand's ranting about this because in the future they might consider you a terrorist.
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Lol, they won't consider me a terrorist, I don't fly my American Flag upside down for no reason!
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