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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rand Paul Schools Harry Reid in Constitutional Conservatism and Rule of Law

Rand Paul on the Senate floor, regarding the Patriot Act: "Because I believe a judge should sign a warrant, that I'm in favor of terrorists having weapons? The absurdity of it! The insult of it! If one argues that judges should sign warrants before they go into the house of an alleged murderer, are you in favor of murder? Can we not have a debate on a higher plane? A debate over whether or not there should be some constitutional protections? Some constitutional procedure?

...the question is can our Constitution withstand? Is our Constitution strong enough that we could actually capture terrorists and protect our liberties at the same time? Should we have some rules that say, before they come into your house, before they go into your banking records, that a judge should be asked for permission?"

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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