This article is re-posted from The Victory For Liberty Center.
Rand Paul's legendary 13 hour standoff with the enemies of liberty is
a healthy indicator that there are still some statesmen willing to
fight for liberty. Wednesday's filibuster has sent shockwaves through
the American political mind. This brilliantly executed filibuster was an
Very rarely do we see a strong
response against attacks on Liberty. Senator Paul not only attacked the
policies of a Democrat regime, but also called into question policies
that some Republicans support. And sure enough, the "ruling class" GOP
party elites were perturbed. Senator McCain, the failed presidential
candidate, expressed displeasure with Senator Paul. McCain, like other
party elites, focuses his attention on the collegiate aspects of the
Senate. He concerns himself with an attempt to cooperate with
Democrats, as if they share the same end goals as lovers of liberty.
McCain, along with other Republicans, are more concerned with "working
with Democrats" than actually preserving liberty. If they were focused
on liberty, they would be opposing the regime at every turn!
politicians live a delusion, in which the members of the opposing party
are somehow "good people," and that every party represents the best
interests of the United States. However, this is not the case at all.
The American political scene is marred by division. This division is
not superficial, and does not consist merely of differing opinions. The
real difference is in the department of ideology. We are engaged in a
battle for the soul of America, and Rand Paul has fought valiantly.
the past, filibusters have been filled with readings of the yellow
pages, and other time wasting activities. Senator Paul decided to use
the opportunity to stage an epic rant that will resound through the
ages. The drone issue, which is at the heart of the filibuster, is
exposing the totalitarian tendencies of the Left. This issue is
anathema to Republicans, save the Neoconservatives, yet Republicans seem
to have a hard time articulated their disagreement.
most important lesson from Senator Paul's filibuster, is his conduct.
He stood up for freedom, and wasn't afraid to ruffle feathers...even
those of aged turkeys in his own party.
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