Speaking Truth To Power

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Senator Rand Paul’s epic filibuster on the floor of the United States Senate yesterday was a heroic exercise in speaking truth to power. The central question he raised – does the President of the United States and the top echelon of the National Security State have the power to arbitrarily and capriciously order the assassination of an American citizen without due process of law? – strikes at the root of the state apparatus and our constitutional rule of law. It is particularly appropriate this historic filibuster occurred during the confirmation process of a new director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in lieu of the tragic world-changing event which happened fifty years ago this November 22 which forever changed the course of our nation.

9:21 am on March 7, 2013