Posts tagged Rand Paul
Sen. Rand Paul on Your World with Neil Cavuto to talk more about the fiscal cliff.
By Eric Blair
By now anyone who pays attention to politics knows that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 contained a provision that allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without charge or trial.
Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA states that anyone suspected of being involved in terrorism or “belligerent acts” against the U.S. can be detained by the military under the so-called Authorization for Use of Military Force, including American citizens.
In other words, the war on terror has been officially declared on U.S. soil and everyone is now considered a potential combatant in this war.
Senator Lindsey Graham pretty much summed it up when he said, “The homeland is part of the battlefield and people can be held without trial whether an American citizen or not.”
Even though this clause is a direct violation of citizen’s rights under the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, there was scarcely any dissent and hardly a peep from the corporate media when Obama signed it into law under the cover of darkness late on New Year’s Eve 2011.
This year Senator Rand Paul once again blocked the passage of the NDAA for 2013, which the Senate hoped to rush through before the Thanksgiving recess. Using a filibuster, Paul is attempting to force a vote on his amendment to exempt American citizens from the indefinite detention clause.
Rand Paul’s amendment simply reaffirms the 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
A citizen of the United States who is captured or arrested in the United States and detained by the Armed Forces of the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107–40) shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
Compare that to the 6th Amendment of the Constitution:
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
It’s sad that it is so difficult to get elected officials to debate, let alone vote on, legislation that is in direct violation to the Constitution that they swore an oath to uphold. But these are certainly Orwellian times where normal thinking no longer applies.
As Rand Paul points out in the video below about the 2012 NDAA vote, “The senate voted 55 to 45 to allow indefinite detention of US citizens without jury trial. We have become Orwellian without even knowing it.”
When the Senate resumes after recess, the NDAA 2013 will likely pass even with a recorded vote on Paul’s amendment, but at least the traitors will put themselves on display for all to see.
If there are any true oath keepers in positions of power, this would be a perfect time to arrest those who vote against this amendment. Their treason to the Constitution couldn’t be any clearer.
Published on Jun 30, 2012 by JeremyRichterFilm
“Elektable” is a short fictional film about Ron Paul and the amazing political revolution he has inspired. The movie explores truth in the media and how it secretly holds a deep affection for Dr. Paul.
This film features copyrighted content. Feel free to share this official version far and wide but please do not re-edit this film and share online.
On a more serious note, Ron Paul still has a chance to win the GOP nomination. This will only happen if a majority of Americans realize that he is the true champion of the people. No amount of money and blatant blackouts can deny Dr. Paul the nomination if enough people get behind him and his message.
The film was written and directed by Jeremy Richter, a filmmaker from Chicago. Mr. Richter has worked on hundreds of TV commercials, brand films and corporate videos. In 2008, he served as Writer/Director for the full length feature film “Discovering Deerpath” (Rated “G”, 124 minutes, with Bill Kurtis). Mr. Richter has worked directly with a range of celebrities, including Anchorman 1 & 2 star Bill Kurtis, hip hop artist Ludacris, Apollo 8 & 13 Astronaut Jim Lovell, golf Legend Arnold Palmer and World War II icon Greeley Wells (who brought the stars and stripes onto Iwo Jima).
By Mindy Allan
Op-Ed: Lawyers for Ron Paul take over campaign
“Lawyers for Ron Paul“, which is a group of avid supporters that is unaffiliated with Ron Paul, has taken over the Ron Paul campaignto expose the fraud and threats that have pushed father and son to bow out. Ron Paul supporters are stepping up to continue the fight to get Ron Paul on the ballot in Tampa.The Ron Paul campaign started crashing after the rumored threat against Ron Paulwas made at the Bilderberg meeting and reported by Alex Jones, which was followed up by the endorsement by Rand Paul of Mitt Romney.
Why did the Pauls change direction? A repeat of what happened to Ross Perot is happening again with the Ron Paul campaign. The only difference this time is “Lawyers from Ron Paul” and Paul’s supporters are moving forward without the consent of the Pauls who are no longer speaking out against Romney. If the choice is between the lives of your family or the continued fight for the people, most would make the choice that Perot made and, now, the Pauls have had to make. (more…)
This is a strange one.
Luke Rudkowski launched an ambush interview of Rand Paul and asked questions relating to his endorsement of Mitt Romney and Romney ties to Bilderberg. Senator Paul ignored Rudkowski’s questions. He wouldn’t even diss the Bilderberg group.
The clip jumps to Abby Martin who tries to asks questions about Romney positions. He ignores her.
If Rand is going to endorse Romney as enthusiastically as he did, he better have some sound bites in response to questions about Romney’s positions.
I do not need at ask questions or make assumptions, you make it on your own, and feel frre to comment your thoughts.
Miscellaneous thoughts regarding the freedom fights and those that should be leaders by example. Looking at the ramblings over this past week.
Let us start with “crazy uncle Ron”, whom anyone not on the party payroll from either wing of the same bird will know that his voting record speaks for itself. Approximately 30 years of consistent votes for We The People , for the Constitution and against corruption, the machine and status quo. His voting record and actions support his speeches and his speeches reflect his dedication to the cause of Liberty. The short and sweet analysis is that he is a statesman, not a politician. Confused, look it up.
Funny, in a sad way, to watch those patriots speaking out for Liberty now “turning coat” and suggesting people support the former NV Governor after the outrage caused by the Rand Paul endorsement to Romney. Obviously those true “patriots” have their love for Liberty swayed as fast as a Soro’s supporter with another glass of koolaid.Please forward the link, as I am a day behind on new videos out, showing GJ performing miracles and such. Granted, he is running for the Libertarian Party nominee. I have no loyalty to party, only Liberty, but have seen two honest Libertarian candidates, please correct me if I am wrong, those being Ron Paul and Michael Badnarik. My opinions are based on a great interview from Gary Franchi some months back shown below. Make a personal checklist, on paper in in your mind, and listen to Gary Franchi’s video. Does GJ really pas the Libertarian test? I think not.
Ron Paul and Rand Paul may be father and son but each has their own beliefs, attributes and character. I attended a gathering in 2009 in Nashville Tennessee where he spoke. Based on that and his voting record he is on the right path on most issues, I will morally disagree with his endorsement, and although explained in this interview below, I can not feel that there is a mix of future for Liberty and for Rand Paul in these answers.
Alex Jones, the knowledge base for the infowars, stated that he new thing were bad in the leadership in the Ron Paul camp a few months ago. Many of us knew much earlier that the problems would come from within, from the top, and it would not be pretty if / when it happened. Then AJ states that after hearing the news he, as we all initially were, outraged. He had the civility to wait a couple days to gather all in info before making a solid opinion. Guess he should have waited s few more days. He has been bashing Ron Paul, blurring the line between Rand and Ron as if the same person, bring on everyone that has a site or product to sell that needs improved visibility and sales for the purpose of having a Paul bashing festival. I guess loyalty to Liberty is mundane and exploitation is guaranteeing and growing hits to the web site. One of many possible videos to make this point shown below.
Side note to AK: Much thanks for all the work to gather the vets to march on D.C., great job. Referencing the following video from that evening, the “after” party is called that for a reason. I, and others, may be mistaken, but somethings are better burnt after the interview is concluded,lol. Good interview with Penny earlier!
Bottom line, I have a half full glass of water, I am not complaining because it is not full nor am I happy I have a half filled glass of water. Really, does a half full glass of water need that much analysis and emotional attention¿ By the way, the glass is full so quite BS’ing others!
By Lori Stacey
The real sequence of events leading up to the Rand Paul announcement
Make no mistake about it, the pundits claiming that Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney would be good for his political future in the long-run are absolutely wrong. In my opinion, Rand Paul just committed political suicide and we may never know all the reasons behind his decision or the timing of this disastrous announcement. Rumors had been widely circulating that there were serious death threats upon his father, Ron Paul. There has also long-been claims that many on Ron’s paid campaign staff have been undermining his campaign, all along. At this point, we do not know whether Rand came to this decision as a result of bad people around him giving him terrible advice or if he was the sacrificial lamb trying to take the heat off of his father.
It was somewhat interesting that Rand made a point to mention that his conversation with Romney occurred in Washington. Could this have been his way of confirming four witnesses’ claims of seeing Mitt Romney at the Bilderberg Group’s secretive meeting in nearby Virginia? He also knows that the social conservative base has been hard for his father to win over. Mentioning about how much the Romneys and Pauls have in common regarding family values was a bit odd considering the question but delivering it to a Sean Hannity audience was also quite interesting.
The real sequence of these events seems to have been misunderstood. Let us remember that Rand Paul met with Romney days before Ron Paul sent out an email claiming that he will not have enough delegates to win the nomination. I believe the email was actually an attempt to try to soften the blow of his son’s endorsement that Ron would have to be politically savvy enough to realize would be a huge mistake. As a statesman that has fought his entire career to promote the original principles of our constitution and the individual freedom and liberty of the American people, it would be expected that he probably gives his son the individual respect to make his own decisions as an adult. He probably tried to talk him out of it, but we may never know that part of the story. Regardless, the email may likely have been an attempt to lessen the blow of his son’s decision giving the pundits the reasoning that he did not officially endorse Romney until after his father’s email. Although the public announcement was made after the email, the decision to endorse Mitt Romney was probably made before it.
By Mike Adams
Linguistic analysis of Rand Paul’s endorsement of Romney contradicts his words: Rand Paul is disgusted with him!
Linguistics and intonation
If you watch Rand Paul deliver his announcement, pay particular attention to the part where he says:
But you know, now that the nominating process is over, tonight I’m uh happy to announce that I’m gonna be supporting Governor Romney.
By Joey Fuller
Ron Paul: The Aftermath
I share this information with you all so you can make your own decision about Rand Paul and the Ron Paul campaign. It is not my intention to be divisive. It was always my intention to see Ron Paul elected as President of the United States of America.
This youtube vid is approx. 1 hour and covers the Rand Paul endorsement of Romney and the demise of the Ron Paul Campaign