Well, the title isn’t completely accurate. Rand Paul just wants some well-defined parameters in which he could be blown up… or at least a trial. Like he mentioned Jane Fonda — it would have been wrong in Vietnam to send a drone in (if we had them back then) and blow her up. First, we’d need to try her for treason and then we could blow her up right and proper. Boom!
Simple thing, but will Obama say he won’t blow up an American on U.S. soil without a trial? He says, “Probably not.” And what else do you want from him? Clearly defined terms in which he would declare himself judge, jury, and executioner? Come on people; he’s giving you free birth control. It’s then little to ask that he can just blow you up whenever he feels like it.
Well, apparently Rand Paul disagreed so he conducted a filibuster — an actual one with talking and stuff like you see in movies. And it made the Democrats very uncomfortable as they used to freak out at Bush for much less than the power Obama is consolidating for himself. I mean, did people really take all their civil liberties talk seriously? Democrats don’t actually have coherent political views beyond that they and people they agree with should be in power and able to do whatever they want. And what’s best for everyone is that we just shut up and trust them.
This is all just people making a big deal out of nothing. I’m sure Obama will be as responsible with his drone strikes as he is with our nation’s finances.