An overnight taste of freedom

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.

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About Paul Stagg

Husband, lifter, MBA in Baltimore, MD. Will post about Powerlifting, politics, Classical Liberalism, Economics, building wealth, self improvement, productivity, heavy music, wine, food, beer, and almost anything else. View all posts by Paul Stagg

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