If Rand Paul is successful (or doesn’t cave), we might just have 7 hours of freedom overnight tonight.
The Senate voted to end debate on the measure, but Sen. Paul, a Kentucky Republican, is insisting the Senate debate the measure for a full 30 hours, which would extend beyond the midnight expiration. Mr. Paul’s tactic is procedural: By not agreeing to a request for unanimous consent to yield back debate time, he can insist the debate continues until 7a.m. Friday, past the midnight expiration of the provisions. Mr. Paul, a libertarian who opposes the Patriot Act, could change course and allow a vote before the provisions expire.
Little steps, I guess. The Patriot Act is unconstitutional. The Patriot Act has yet to catch a terrorist; mostly drug users and people who failed to fill out forms properly. Here’s to Senator Paul holding tough and going against his party to bring attention to freedom.