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I Stand with Rand Paul

March 8, 2013

I wholeheartedly supported Rand Paul in his principled filibuster in the United States Senate. Sen. Paul decided to filibuster the nomination of  John Brennan to lead the C.I.A. after receiving a letter this month from Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. that refused to rule out the use of drone strikes within the United States on U.S. citizens.

Senator Paul filibustered because the President refuses to answer one simple question: “Does the President have the authority to use drone strikes to kill American citizens?”

If our President reserves the right to cast aside the rights of individual citizens then our liberty is in a fragile state. Americans should never live in fear of being attacked by their own government. It is fitting that on May 6th, the 177th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo that truly principled men, when their backs are against the wall, are still willing to stand and fight. Senator Paul’s actions are reflective of the frustrations of the American people.