The Very Best Rand Paul Quotes And Twitter Reactions From His Marathon Filibuster

March 7, 2013 11:36 amViews: 6407

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Senator Rand Paul's marathon 13 hour filibuster, the longest in recent memory, against nominee for CIA Chief John Brennan was over early this morning at 12:39 a.m. In that filibuster, Senator Paul brought to light much of the disturbing trend President Obama is displaying with his drone strike program.

What the gist of the entire filibuster was about was trying to get President Obama to absolutely rule out that he will not use drones against Americans in the U.S. on our own soil. So far, President Obama has not responded positively that he in fact, would rule out killing United States citizens within the borders of our own country.

It is pretty evident that Rand would be a good choice for president in 2016, because there are many liberals saying Rand's marathon talking session in the Senate showed immaturity and a self serving attitude. If that's what liberals are complaining about after a display of one of the more statesmen like politicians we have in our country, it tells me Rand is probably one of the best men for the job in 2016. If Rand ticks off liberals the way he just did, that's about all I need to know.

In the 13 hour long filibuster Rand had some classic quotes and here are a few listed below with a few choice Twitter reactions below the quotes.

"I will speak until I can no longer speak, I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our constitution is important, that your right to trial by jury is precious, that no American should be killed on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court."

"No president has the right to say that he is judge, jury and executioner!"

"It's not a question between GOP and Democrats, it's a question between the President and the Constitution"

"Bush started this, Obama is expanding this. The irony is that Obama ran as the anti-Bush candidate."

"I cannot sit at my desk quietly and let the president say that he will kill Americans on American soil who are not actively attacking a country."

"Do we not get the opportunity to explain ourselves in a court of law before we get a hellfire missile dropped on our heads?"

"To those who would say it's a battlefield: to hell it's a battlefield. This is our country."

"I will not sit quietly and let the president shred the Constitution."

"I will speak today until the president responds and says, ‘No, we won’t kill Americans in cafes. No, we won’t kill you at home at night.'"

"The Constitution does not allow the President to assassinate American citizens without due process. What is this country coming to?"

"If there were an ounce of courage in this body I would be joined by other senators... saying they will not tolerate this."

"Where's the cacophony that stood up and said 'How can you tap my phone without going to a judge first'? I say: 'How can you kill someone without going to a judge first'?"

On the administration's so-called "kill list": "The people on the list might be me."

"That an American could be killed in a cafe in San Francisco or a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is an abomination ... It is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country."

And here are a few great Twitter reactions:

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