In case you’ve been living in a foxhole lately, or maybe in some of Obama’s “free” housing where the 65 in. LED is glued to the mindfarting fecklessness of MTV, the good Senator from Kentucky mounted a fierce 13-hour-long filibuster last week of the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA – a man who poses a threat to the public liberty not seen since easily the early 20th century. First of all, the guy is a total apologist for jihadi violence, saying after Fort Hood that the problem wasn’t the terrorist slime in the first place, or the severe political correctness that scared honest soldiers away from reporting Hassan over the continued threats he was making vis-a-vis his “religion,” but rather that he feared the public would lash out in response, harbor “ignorant feelings”, and not exercise that which was “reasonable” or “appropriate”. If that weren’t bad enough, Brennan also apparently feels that the US government should be able to….are you ready for this?…..fire drone missiles, at US citizens, on US soil, without due process. That means if the almighty State even suspects you of a crime they feel is worthy of the ultimate punishment, you’re simply vaporized from the sky without warning. Remember the Val Kilmer classic Real Genius? Great comedy, but there’s a reason that technology was presented with a scare tactic, and it’s beyond frightening that we now seem to have reached that kind of unlimited government power in real life. Even if we just take this thing on historical logic, exactly when has this kind of power been granted to a government before that resulted in anything but a totalitarian police state? In Paul’s own party, and in the Democrat party – filled with zombies who will do whatever the Whitehouse tells them to do, there are still far too many who brush aside the government power angle in favor of “I don’t care who you are, if you wage war against the US, you should be taken out plain & simple”. That’s all well & fine if the person is actively shooting at US troops, but we’re talking about a missile fired from a remote controlled drone no one can see in the sky, delivered without warning and sure as hell without a warrant, arrest, trial or conviction. This is the lesson we learned from the Patriot Act. It might seem ok when “your guy” is in charge, but what happens when a lunatic gets in there, like Brennan in a Mao-bama administration (h/t Mike Church), and what about when the power is grandfathered in to some even crazier lunatics? When you yield that kind of power to the State, you never get it back. Sadly, the filibuster ended without enough tyrannical enemies of liberty being swayed by Paul or the allies that came to his aide. McCain, Graham and 61 other disgraces to this once-great Republic apparently think this Brennan guy is A-OK. Never one to stay down after defeat, a defiant Paul penned an immediate op-ed for WaPo promising that his filibuster was just the beginning.
This raises a few pertinent questions:
1) Is resistance to the Federal monster utterly futile at this point? Is Washington past the point of “reform” from within? We now live in a country where food stamp recipients, the national debt, and the percentage of Americans in possession of EBT cards to withdraw their “free” money right from an ATM – are all at record levels. Also flying high is the Dow, which, alongside record debt and welfare, plus the utter disaster that was King Obama’s re-”election”, means that not only are we a) taking out multi-trillion dollar loans with fake, digitized money through the Federal Reserve and funneling it en masse to keep the market artificially inflated, millions of EBT sheep on the dole, millions of do-nothing bureaucrat hacks fat & happy, and hundreds of military bases in other countries that should be handling their own security (save for the Navy & international trade routes), but worse yet b) are living among an ever-expanding vast majority of braindead sheeple who will continue to enable this charade by both parties and all 3 branches of this unclothed empire through re-election – and that doesn’t even include the nightmarish powers now at the finger tips of John Brennan at the behest of our King. If that isn’t enough, consider 4 pieces of new proposed acts of Congress highlighted in a recent guest post from Zero Hedge “In Just The Last Week In The Land Of The Free…”. Now ask yourself: exactly which part of this garbage do I still wish to continue making common cause with? If state nullification, regional separation or secession doesn’t sound like their particular flavor of moonshine, what is stopping Rand Paul & Justin Amash from at least branching out to start their own party? Of course, there would be big government subsidy/invade-everybody frauds like Rubio who would try to join just to bolster his image, but attempting to reform the institutional corruption of Washington without breaking ground on at least a third party is indeed a futile resistance, Rand’s heroics aside. The GOP is an absolute joke. Given the horsedung that flies out of the mouths of John McCain and Lindsey Graham on the regular, not to mention the party leadership (at least McConnell voted against Brennan though) or the company they kept for the Brennan vote, there is simply no longer a reason for real-deals like Paul & Amash to continue throwing in with the capital (R) label, because the majority of that party, not to mention the other fraud party and the majority of this country, are perfectly fine having a bloated, debt-ridden, welfare and warfare empire, just as long as “their guy” is in charge and they themselves receive personal kickbacks, regardless of who has to pay for them.
2) Am I smothering the seeds Paul is planting? It’s sort of like wondering whether this is the year if the Pirates will get back to the playoffs. They’ve had 20 years of losing (a blip on the screen compared to how long this country has been losing), and for many it gets difficult to put faith in what has seemed to be such an insurmountable task for so long. Last year the Pirates mounted a strong first half of the season, but fell off after the All-Star break. Rand put up an even bigger fight with the filibuster, yet that battle like most of the government-restraining legislation he authors, either dies in committee or gets over-ruled by either a scheming “gang of __” from both parties, any number of our tyranny-by-fiat Federal agencies, or by the stroke of the King’s auto-pen, which….if Congress won’t act, it will. But Rand Paul has the political clout and the balls to deliver on “this is just the beginning.” If the fight over John Brennan was indeed just that, then Paul’s next exercise in delicious political offensiveness needs to not only be bigger in scope, but soon. He needs to begin holding secret meetings with Justin Amash and some of their like-minded allies in both Houses of Congress on a path of separation from the GOP, and from Washington DC…however far they choose to take it.