March 7, 2013 by History in a Hurry
With a 13-hour filibuster yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul temporarily blocked the Senate’s vote on John Brennan’s CIA nomination and permanently drew attention to the government’s use of drones.
He applied the smelling salts to the nation with a lecture on history and the Constitution, shamed Emperor Obama and a mostly craven Senate, united left and right in the Twitterverse as supporters tweeted they “stand with Rand,” and chipped away a little at the Department of Death that is the U.S. government.
I wouldn’t expect anything less from someone whose last name is Paul. And I’m quite certain that the Author of Life and the author of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” stand with Rand on this issue.
Here is a video of the first hour of the filibuster: