The Power of One Man’s Conviction
What was it about Rand Paul’s filibuster that has captivated conservatives all over the country and reinvigorated their desire to fight for our Constitutional Republic? The irony is that the drone issue was not even one of the most popular issues among many conservatives until last night. I suspect that many conservatives don’t necessarily agree with some of Paul’s assertions about targeting terrorists like Al-Awlaki | Read More »
Citizens, Subjects and The Greatness of Rand Paul’s Filibuster
There are two ways you can relate to the entity that governs you. You are either a citizen or you are a subject. There is a significant difference between the two. This difference involves the number of rights you enjoy and the amount of freedom of action and thought you get to exercise. Tupac Shapur sums it succinctly: Real n—– do they wanna do, b—- n—– do what they can.
In a philosophical sense, Senator Rand Paul just asked Attorney General Eric Holder which class we, the average American fit. Can we do what we want or do we what we can? Or more directly; can the people in charge of the government do what they want? Because if the government can do what it wants, then the people are not citizens, they are subjects, they have to do what they can.
This political moment of import erupted from a rather mundane Senate Hearing. President Barack Obama needed a new Director CIA Director. His former Director, David Petraeus was ummm, compromised. He selected John Brennan and expected that the Senate would advise, consent and go back to playing with their Power Ranger Action Figures instead of passing a Federal Budget. Then a wee fly landed in the ointment…
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Jed Babbin on Drones, Gun Control and Sequestration
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Allysen Efferson are joined by Jed Babbin to discuss the aggressive use of drones by the Obama administration, the Left’s efforts to restrict the second amendment and sequestration.
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In Response to Charles Krauthammer
Krauthammer’s article: Drones Usage Comes With Questions, Vague Answers I like Charles Krauthammer. In fact, I think he’s brilliant – but he’s wrong on this topic. First, he talks about Awlaki, who was a US citizen specifically targeted by the White House for assassination via drone strike. Now, whether you think the President was justified in that or not, what would you say to the | Read More »
GITMO and Prisoner’s of the Womb.
At the bottom of this post is a reference from the Hipster Libertarian blog by Bonnie Kristian which this post gets its inspiration. Libertarians bug me sometimes. Especially when the cost of war, such as the operation of GITMO, that should not be closed, are expressed in monetary terms. I look at it this way, if the government just did its Constitutional function rather than | Read More »
Tech at Night: FTC slays the Myspace Beast; Obama planning rule by decree on Cybersecurity
It is done! Privacy is saved in America? The huge looming threat of Myspace has been defeated by FTC! Don’t you feel so much safer now that the dynamic, active regulators of the Obama administration have clamped down on a competitor of Facebook?
Shame on me. Remember when I went with the claim that Anonymous took down GoDaddy? Well, It may have been an opportunistic claim.
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Tags: Barack Obama
, Cybersecurity Act
, Dan Coats
, Facial Recognition
, Ron Wyden
, Tech at Night
, Universal Access
Rand Paul’s welcome Fourth Amendment dronings in plain sight
Sen. Paul (R-KY) introduces needed bill to limit use of unmanned military planes by domestic law enforcement The constitutionally informed should have no problem when the Commander-in-Chief commands those for whom he is chief to kill Bin Ladens in Pakistan with Navy Seals on the ground or even American citizen al-Harethis levying war against their own country in Yemen with un-manned drone aircraft. The President has broad, | Read More »
Signed, Sealed, Undelivered
Flawed as a presidential candidate, Rick Perry’s hunger to debate the man he called “the smooth politician in the White House right now,” will have to wait now until, maybe never. What a showdown it might have been. On the topic of border security, Barack Obama would have fired blanks. The barrel of Perry’s Kimber 1911 would still be smoking after contesting Obama’s March 2011 | Read More »
Liberal Drone Attacks on America are Unconstitutional
Ron Paul and the far left of the liberal blogosphere are constantly criticizing the drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan as unconstitutional. In their involvement of the drones overseas, they overlook an entire fleet of liberal drones operating right here on our shores. Although there are several different models and makes of the liberal drone, the most popular and most commonly spotted models are those | Read More »
Whose side is Sharif on?
Nicholas Schmidle asks, Can the U.S. really trust Nawaz Sharif?. Looking at Sharif’s past – a messy mix of political strongarming and kowtowing to radical Islamists – and his recent return to the political scene, Schmidle wonders whether or not American politicians are playing with fire by giving Sharif so much attention. But as much as Sharif has been playing coy with the U.S. lately, | Read More »
The curious incident of the antiwar movement in the night-time.
Whipped ones, in fact, as Environmental Republican demonstrates (via Glenn Reynolds). You see, he went looking for the Usual Antiwar Suspects’ outrage at the drone strikes in Pakistan, and discovered… well, that apparently it wasn’t really worth noting at all, really. His conclusion? So what con we surmise from this little investigation? How about the left-wing of this country is populated with hypocritical ideologues who | Read More »