The Biggest Enemies of the United States

The Rand Paul filibuster has been immensely clarifying.  Any member of our Ruling Class who opposes him on this point is an enemy of the United States of America. That includes most of our Ruling Class on both sides of the aisle, as well as the Wall Street Journal and Alternet.  Some righties and lefties have come to his side, to their credit.  But most our Ruling Class approves the idea of a state that can secretly order your death without any accountability whatsoever.  They pose a far greater danger to our freedom–and in the long run, our lives–than some Bronze Age goons in a cave in Afghanistan.

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  • Tominellay

    The Rand Paul filibuster is going to prove itself a huge success, as most Americans will realize they’re in agreement with him.

  • TMLutas

    The actual count, I believe, was one Democrat, Ron Wyden, for and two against, Durbin and Reid and on the Republican side it was Cruz, Lee, Rubio, Cornyn, Barasso, Moran, Chambliss, Toomey, Johnson, Scott, Flake, Thune, and McConnell, with Rience Priebus (head of RNC) getting an honorable mention by blasting out an all hands to help with the filibuster, which Paul didn’t clear with anybody prior since if anybody spilled, Reid could have stopped the filibuster before it started by filing a paper he neglected to. On the down side for the GOP there’s McCain and Graham.

    So let’s not pretend that this is some even handed “some righties and lefties have come to his side”. The support was overwhelmingly from the GOP including from leadership (Priebus and McConnell) while Dem leadership was against (Reid and Durbin). Ron Wyden should not have been alone and it was shameful that he was.

  • Joseph M

    I can’t shake two thoughts:

    1. If the President needs this power to keep us safe, why not give it to the people whose every day job it is to keep us safe? Why should the police have to go through the whole rigamarole of search warrants, arrest, habeas corpus, and trial when they could just shoot Bad Guys on sight? I think this whole Executer in Chief thing is a playing out of our collective Charles Bronson fantasies. The Bad Guys blew up our buildings and planes, killed a bunch of innocent people, therefore we all want to sit back and watch Paul Kersey exact revenge.

    2. If we’re just going to trust our leader to not abuse his power, the Founding Fathers could have saved themselves a lot of trouble and just trusted King George.

  • Mario Mirarchi

    The people who think Paul is goofy should reread their histories of Watergate to remind them what an isolated White House with a siege mentality will think of doing.

    Kudos to Senator Paul for putting the checks and balances back into our government. Too many politicians think that our system of checks and balances means that they credit and lobbyist’s check to their bank balance.

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    “They pose a far greater danger to our freedom–and in the long run, our lives–than some Bronze Age goons in a cave in Afghanistan.”

    That has nearly always been the case throughout history. The biggest enemy of a nation or people is rarely the barbarians without or the working classes. It’s usually the parasites at the top.

  • les

    ” and then they came for us….” I cant help but remember that when i was against the terrorist actions during the Bush Presidency timeframe, i didnt think much about supporting end runs around constitutional protections. God forgive me!

    On another note, class warfare, “us against them” is the goal of those that want to destroy the country… and gain votes. why not judge individuals on their own merits, or failings ?