"You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done."
Ronald Reagan

Saturday, March 16, 2013

CPAC 2013 - US Senator Rand Paul

“My 13-hour filibuster was a message to the president: Good intentions are not enough,” the Kentucky Republican said. “Mr. President, good intentions are not enough. After Mr. Paul’s information-seeking filibuster over the Obama administration’s policy regarding the constitutionality of drone strikes, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent him a curt letter shortly afterward clarifying that Mr. Obama does not have the authority “to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.”

“The filibuster was about drones, but also much more: Do we have a Bill of Rights, do we have a Constitution, and will we defend it?” Mr. Paul said. Many in the crowd at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., stood for the entirety of the address, waving “Stand with Rand” signs at various points — a meme that grew out of the recent filibuster.

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