As I watched Rand Paul on C-Span today pontificate the truth on the Senate floor, I quite imagined what it must have been like long ago, when John Quincy Adams, went through the same ordeal (although much worse) on the floor of the House back before the Civil War. Somethings are just dead wrong. Slavery was, and so is an American government, spying on its own people.
For years Adams argued, cajoled, attacked and shouted relentlessly for the right of petition, and was basically the most hated man in the Congress because he fought for over 14 years to get rid of the gag rule: a gag rule that was put up to prevent anyone in Congress from even discussing slavery.
The Southern Democrats just refused to talk about it…so it isn’t the first time in our history that Congress has been full of scoundrels.
Will Rand Paul have to fight for 14 more years do the same? Or will, they just appease the American people, say it is stopped, and go right on spying on us? They lie to our face every day.
It helps to remember that the NSA surveillance program is not only unconstitutional, it is not protecting us much at all. On the contrary, it’s lacks logic of any kind. Why monitor everyone, when you should only be monitoring dangerous people? It’s not only a big waste of money, it’s completely moronic..and so we all ask, WHY are so many in government demanding that they do this?
T say that the NSA is protecting us…and then allow open borders…is beyond belief. Any pretension that our leaders are trying to protect us is laughable, when they do nothing to protect and defend our borders, from which, many jihadists have already entered. They could have prevented that…they did not.
Right before this speech, Rand Paul was begging the President for the remaining five-minute he deserved— but John McCain was throwing a hussy fit on the floor. Why, why how DARE Rand Paul even pursue this because at that very moment, ISIS was run a muck all over the world.
Right now, they are voting to stop talking and debating it. It’s Sunday after all, they all want to get out of there.
The proponents to keep the act, have been all over the TV for weeks shouting the same message” THE SKY WILL FALL! WE WILL BE ATTACKED! WE MUST GATHER EVERYONE’S RECORDS!” Karl Rove has been especially scary. He’s scary enough.
The main reason they give to keep the act: Even though all the records of everyone is being collected, nobody in government is looking at your records! Go ahead: Laugh here: Ha ha…ha.
Right. Snowdon told us that the NSA was collecting nude pictures..and passing them around the office like baseball cards.
Samsung now has a camera built into its TV sets to record YOU….but they won’t. Nope.
Police officers can now turn on your cell phone if they feel like it.
Just because they say they don’t do it, doesn’t mean they can’t.
Do you feel safe with that? Especially with a President who has claimed that conservative Americans are more suspicious than regular Terrorists? With a President who says when the time comes, he will SIDE with Islam
Not only that, the government can come into your house without you knowing it, and go through your computer and home. They can come into your house, question you, and if you tell anyone they did, anyone at all, you can be taken away, without a trial. You cannot have a lawyer. You cannot get representation or a trial by a jury of your peers.
The President himself can have you killed, at his own whim. And nobody will know. That’s so un-American I can’t even begin to imagine it.
This is no difference than Stalin’s Russia.
Besides: when has the government stopped any terrorist act? And what have they done for us lately? Let’s see…economy….security…losing wars…worse educational system in the Western Hemisphere…cities going broke, half the people without full-time jobs…and most of us losing our health care or going broke trying to pay for it. And…let’s not mention inflation. No. Nasty little word that.
Right. Our government is doing such a bang up job.
Go back to President George W. Bush. The World Trade Center was bombed when Clinton was in office, how stupid are they? Many FBI agents warned them. Some guy even predicted it in a book. And somebody knew about the 9/11 attack because an awful lot of people traded stock the day before and made millions.
And yet, today, Rove and the FOX Rino’s…all say, “We just couldn’t have known!”
That’s all BS. The real truth is, our government has been monitoring our phone calls and emails since before 9.11.
Just because they say they don’t ‘use’ that power, doesn’t mean they won’t. And they have.
How can we trust them? How many times have they LIED to us?
Obama used the IRS to go after all the Tea Party organizations to shut them all down before the election…we are suppose to trust that nobody in Government is looking at our records?
Then why collect them in the first place? Why KEEP them? You know why. Data. Study…money…just imagine the power they can have with all that information.
The Clinton’s gathered all the FBI records illegally on Congress long ago, which is WHY we are all-seeing Dennis Hastert being trashed about some sexual extortion that happened long before he even became a politician. They needed to take Bill off the sexual map, which isn’t easy. Dennis isn’t even IN politics anymore. Perfect.
The American people didn’t even KNOW that they were collecting every phone call, every library book, every little keystroke. Not until Snowdon told us.
The Patriot Act is not about protecting Americans from ISIS, (Because let’s fact it folks, if they were dead serious about protecting us from ISIS, they wouldn’t let thousands of Muslims into America, and they would KEEP them from coming back after they visited a jihad camp.
BUT THEY Don’t do that, so if they can’t stop a terrorist from blowing up a Boston marathon, how can listening to your phone conversation do anything at all, but tell them who you are going to vote for?
It’s all about power, control, and politicians being able to protect themselves from the American people….and it’s the American people they have to watch.
Bulk collection of phone records didn’t find or stop the Tsarnaev brothers from the massacre in Boston. In fact, one might argue that all of the money spent on bulk collection takes money away from human analysts that might have noticed the older brother’s trip to become radicalized in Chechnya. Just this week the FBI opined that they don’t have enough resources to monitor jihadists suspects in the U.S.
I would argue this will make us more safe, not less. It has been said that finding a terrorist is like finding a needle in a haystack. Well, for years, your government’s answer has been to make the haystack bigger by gobbling up every American’s information.
That must end.
Our Muslim CIA director, John Brennan, said this:
“This is something that we can’t afford to do right now,” Brennan said of allowing the counter terrorism provisions to expire at midnight Sunday. Brennan did not mention Paul by name, but he expressed exasperation over the politicization of important programs which he insisted “have not been abused” by US authorities.
Maybe Americans should be able to listen to the phone records of our politicians. Now THAT would be a the best protection yet
The American people might win a short victory tonight, thanks to Rand, but none of us know if this is exactly what the elites REALLY want: If we are attacked, they can blame it on Rand Paul. And if Obama has done one thing continually for his time in office, it has been to set us up for one.
THAT horrible day, will be on the “I will stand with Islam” head of Barack Hussein Obama.
Today, Ron’s son came out to run for President 2016. Already the left and the Rino’s are on the attack…big time…
Something tells me, this time, their attacks are not going to stick. Right now, I would take any of them over Jeb Bush. Let’s hope this time, we get some supernatural help.
I’d settle for Buddha. Or the FORCE. Or Zeus. Or Jesus. Or the Planet Mars. Any supernatural force to come in and keep us from another Bush or Clinton would be welcomed at this point.
Enjoy this short clip. I did.
This video was uploaded on November 29, 2011. Rand gives you all the Constitutional reasons why citizen detainment without a trial leads us down a dangerous road.
Nevertheless, Obama gave himself that power with the flick of his tyrannical pen.
Rand gives a great speech. Too bad, the other Senators didn’t listen to it.
Unless you watch CSPAN, or have nothing else to do but sit on your computer, you probably missed Rand Paul’s speech at CPAC. Rand of course is right on the fact that Obama has taken dictatorial powers…but…where was Chris Christie on this? His message was “If you don’t win elections it don’t matter” and the Rino’s own the Republican party, and they have no interest in liberty.
Until there are more Rand Paul’s and Ted Cruz’s and Mike Lee’s in the Congress, the fight will always go to the entrenched power, unless we wake up.
God Bless Rand Paul. God damn all those who don’t fight for our rights, and that’s the majority of Congress.
I don’t know how else to say it.
As I watch St. Louis become Detroit, and see Americans being attacked by the ‘black’ man in the White House, who is now on his THIRD vacation, while millions lose their health care, all I want to do is…..
Okay. I’ll go smack my pillow now.
Nobody Cares if I let off a little steam. So go….Enjoy Rand.
This year’s CPAC was full of surprises. Every year, the candidate who won the straw poll, usually went on to win the nomination for the party, but this year, Karl Rove has his work cut out for him–it was the libertarian Rand Paul who won—Marco Rubio came in second, probably due to the fact that Ann Coulter ripped him to shreds about his immigration issues. As great as Rubio is: he is on board with amnesty, which would make him a good VP for Jeb Bush, and as Ann pointed out, you get amnesty, you get democrats forever more.
I bet Rubio didn’t see that coming. Nobody can steamroll you like Ann.
Already this morning Karl Rove was on some talk show, telling everyone that Rand Paul just got lucky and took a propitious moment doing the filibuster, because Eric Holder screwed up by not answering his questions on drones, and he ran with it. Karl thought it was smart, but then he went on another one of his famous Rove attacks. Why, nobody knows that Rand Paul would have arrested Anwar Al-Awlaki instead of killing him with a drone. Americans, don’t know how bad Rand Paul would be on protecting us.
I’ve heard Rand Paul talk about this incident, and he has said time and again that he is not against using drones in a war zone..but when the 16-year-old, Abdulrahman Al-Awlaki, was also killed in the attack, Jay Carney had this to say about it, and Rand Paul didn’t like it much:
“I would suggest that you should have a far more responsible father if they are truly concerned about the well being of their children. I don’t think becoming an al Qaeda jihadist terrorist is the best way to go about doing your business.”
I listened to the speakers most of the day while I was cleaning my house.. all of them were good, some were boring. The crowd to me looked very small, and you have to wonder how much it costs to go there, rent a hotel, buy tickets…I know I couldn’t afford it. Republicans don’t bus people in.
Sarah Palin was amazing in her speech and form. She is becoming adept at being a great speaker, and no doubt will make most of her living off of it. She mixed the Big Gulp with the “I got the rack” joke. She was a real hit, but did she put her name in the straw poll?
No. Sarah has no intention of running. And then, after Sarah, came my favorite, Phyllis Schlafly, the grand old lady…walking slow, proud, she almost reminded me of the great Ronald Reagan. I first learned about her through Ann Coulter. To me, this woman is right up there with Margaret Thatcher. No, she never ran for office, but she has done great things for America…
Listen to this speech, it’s a winner! (start at 1.35 and skip the jokes if you like.)
Like the great Ronald Reagan, Mrs. Schlafly is a real fighter, and like Reagan she speaks with a clear, voice of reason.
She, more than anybody there…had it right. (In my Nobody Opinion)
There IS a fight for the heart and soul of the Republican party right now. This last loss was worst than the rest and Phyllis Schlafly hit the Rhino’s where it hurts. It’s probably the reason you can’t find her speech on YouTube. (I couldn’t.)
She called every one of the Republican nominees in the last decade a “bunch of losers.” And then she pointed out, who is keeping those losers at the top. Karl Rove.
“We need to have the grass roots take over these bunch of losers.”
And if there is an Rhino enemy list: in my mind, Karl Rove is right at the top, . Now, when I see Karl Rove on TV, I turn Fox off. If we all did that, sooner or later FOX would get him off of there. According to Phyllis, Karl had 400 millions to spend, on 31 candidates and he only won 7 races.
If CNN and MSNBC, are working for the Democrats, FOX has way too much time given to Karl Rove, who basically lost the last election for us. I don’t think he wanted Romney to win. If he comes out promoting Jeb Bush, then odds are, Romney’s loss was no big deal to him.
Of course the libs are already making fun of CPAC. One guy said it was as if he was watching some old outdated Moose lodge fraternity meeting. And really, that’s how they defeat us. The main points everyone made throughout the day was none of them were good at getting the message across.
The real problem is: The Republican message is very weak.
Nobody Suggests: We give Rand some help. I have been blaming George W. Bush for Obama being elected: It seems, I have been blaming the wrong person: It’s Karl Rove we need to get rid of.
Paul Rand did a good job yesterday filibustering on the Senate floor to make the point— that the fact that the President can use drones on American soil to kill just anybody he wants to, without permission from anyone, is unconstitutional and he is dead right. I didn’t see it, but by all accounts it was wonderful.
So today Nobody Wonders why the whole Senate was not there giving him support…but instead, having dinner with the President?
Old guard Republicans were having dinner with the President. Let that sink in.
Nobody Also Wonders if George W. Bush would be supporting drone attacks on people here on our soil. Would he agree with the old Rhino’s? You bet he would.
Today, the established RHINO’s John McCain and Lindsey Graham have come out to ostracized Paul Rand for pulling such a stunt. They treated him as if he were a mere frat boy pulling a prank.
“The country needs more senators who care about liberty, but if Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about,” said Mr. McCain, Republicans’ presidential nominee in 2008.
Well gee…now we’re not even allowed to question. (Oh…term limits…term limits…term limits…term limits….)
And while the Rhino’s in the Senate are busy attacking the last lone guard to the Constitution, today we get the spiffy message that Dennis Rodman just made little Kim Jung Um madder. He is just dying to use his nukes:
“North Korea threatened to launch a preemptive nuclear strike on its “aggressors,” including the U.S., ahead of a United Nations vote on tougher sanctions against the totalitarian state for last month’s atomic A foreign ministry spokesman said: “Since the United States is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to pre-emptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest.”
Nobody Wonders how Senators can be so angry at a true patriotic Senator trying to hold back the tyrannical erosion of American liberties, and yet— be so silent about a man who has said he is going to nuke us?
And is the reason they are so bent on having killer drones over America is because they (Being the Rhino’s and the democrats who seem to be now one party) decided long ago to let millions of Mexicans flood the country to “fix our old-age population problem” thereby deciding the risk was worth the cost of letting in dangerous citizens from other countries with nuclear weapons?
Nobody Wonders every single day….if they are already here?
Or do they just want the power to rule as tyrants? And once again, Obama stays silent on a country with nukes threatening every single day to use them. Instead, he is planning another vacation.
Obama is the enemy we know. But John McCain is turning out to be a traitor. Maybe all those years in prison turned John into a sympathizer with his prison guards…a sympathizer with communism..
John McCain is starting to look like Jane Fonda…all he needs…is a boob job.
Why Fox news, or any news outlet for that matter, did NOT post this response to Obama’s State of the Union speech last night.
Obviously, FOX news, who has Dana Perino, Bush’s old press secretary, and Karl Rove, Bush’s old adviser, on every single day, and they are there to promote the established Rhino’s.
Marco Rubio did a fine job last night, and it was obvious that he was setting himself up for the Republican ticket in 2016, but since he had the help of Jeb Bush in Florida, many people including myself, are afraid of the “Will Rubio become a Rhino after election?” because we have been so burned by the Bush family. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Bush/Rubio ticket.
Rand Paul to me, is the most honest….and I’m not sure if he was taking about the TEA PARTY, or the Replication party here… It was a bit confusing since he IS a Republican. But here is not doubt, the party is split. The Rhino’s no longer represent the “people” or the Constitution, and so that is why Karl Rove is fighting along with the liberals to smash them altogether. It’s all about the power.
The speech was worth the watch…so for those who care…here it is.
This weeks winner is Rand Paul…for given Hillary Clinton the most aggravating 5 minutes of her otherwise mostly lovely day in Congress. If you don’t have time to watch any of the proceedings, trust me…this is the only moment worth repeating.
Nobody Thinks it’s very sad that Rand Paul is the only Congressman delivering this message to us…telling us just how far our rights have been taken away, without even much of a peep. And I got this in an email or I would have missed it.
Yes, we are being censored, photographed, spied on, and watched with creepy Big Brother eyes, and we don’t even know it, —-OR think about it much, do we?
Recently I downloaded Google Crome and I couldn’t even put up a post on WordPress. I was thinking it was WordPress…but no…I took off Google Crome and was back in business. I can’t help but wonder if I was being ‘tea party censored’ or it was a computer thing. I suspect, both.
Anyway, I thouight Rand’s message was an important one. So—Rand wins the ‘Nobody’s Fool’ award of the week!
(If I had a lot of money…I’d send him some!)