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Old 03-06-2013, 08:59 PM
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Democrats Block Rand Paul Resolution Against Drone Killings of Americans on US Soil

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During his ongoing filibuster in the well of the US Senate, Sen. Rand Paul introduced a resolution opposing the targeted drone killing of US citizens on American soil by our government. The resolution stated that “the use of drones to execute or target American citizens on American soil who pose no imminent threat clearly violates Constitutional rights” [of due process].

Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) blocked a floor vote on the resolution.


Paul began the filibuster at 11:47 am this morning to delay a vote on the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA, until he could get answers from the Obama administration on drone use against US citizens on US soil who may be in league with al Qaeda or other terrorist groups. Holder told Sen. Paul in a letter on March 4 that he could envision scenarios in which a drone killing might be justified, but rejected Paul’s questions as “hypothetical” and “unlikely.
Notice how the Dems didn't even LET it get the floor for a vote...A Democrat voting AGAINST the president???...Disastrous!...
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Democrats Block Rand Paul Resolution Against Drone Killings of Americans on US Soil

Notice how the Dems didn't even LET it get the floor for a vote...A Democrat voting AGAINST the president???...Disastrous!...
Well, I have to say that as long as we have the posse comitatus law on the books the administration could never use military drones against a US citizen. However, if this administration used DHS supplied drones without due process I would think that all hell would break loose.

I must say though, that the way obama ignores the Constitution I would put nothing past him.
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What is this fear of the drone? It's a tool. It's not alive. It isn't unleashing a dragon or something for christs sake. You people blow my fuqing mind.
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What is this fear of the drone? It's a tool. It's not alive. It isn't unleashing a dragon or something for christs sake. You people blow my fuqing mind.
It is a tool for spying and killing people. Got a few thousand already now didn't they?
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Let's see if I get this. You're for or against drone weapons?
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Well, I have to say that as long as we have the posse comitatus law on the books the administration could never use military drones against a US citizen. However, if this administration used DHS supplied drones without due process I would think that all hell would break loose.

I must say though, that the way obama ignores the Constitution I would put nothing past him.
How much Hell will beak loose once a tyrannical administration demonstrates that it will kill dissenters with drones? I'd guess very little.
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What is this fear of the drone? It's a tool. It's not alive. It isn't unleashing a dragon or something for christs sake. You people blow my fuqing mind.
So, by that reasoning, may we assume that you have no objection to citizens freely owning automatic rifles?
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Torture is great, but killing terrorists is bad. Ok, I think I get it. :
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Torture is great, but killing terrorists is bad. Ok, I think I get it. :
Well, if any actual torture comes up, we can discuss that.

But since the Administration refuses to limit their proposed domestic assassinations to persons presenting an immediate threat of life, limb or national security, your characterization of the victims as "terrorists" is an exercise in wishful thinking, and probably denial.
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Let's see if I get this. You're for or against drone weapons?
I've made my position clear multiple times before...

I am FOR drone strikes and AGREE with Obama that they should be an option available on the table...

However, I VEHEMENTLY DISAGREE that this option can be made unilaterally with NO OVERSIGHT from either the legislative or judicial branches...


However, that is NOT the issue of this thread...This issue is the fact that Dems KNOW that there are others on their side of the aisle that agree with me, but putting it down in actual vote would show dissent against the Super Baby, so they simply blocked the vote from even coming to pass...Pure party protectionism...

It's tough for the media and Democrats (redundancy alert) to create the "Look at all of those Republicans at each others' throat!!!!" narrative when this vote would've shown the exact same thing on the Democrat side...
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