Sunday, March 10, 2013

Judge Andrew Napolitano on Rand Paul

  • Sen. Paul has the courage of a tiger. He used all the tools available to a U.S. Senator to bring to the country's attention a very painful and unpleasant truth: Wherever the gov't goes, the Constitution follows. The Constitution expressly states that if the gov't wants the life, liberty, or property of any person, it must follow due process. Due process means that the gov't can only kill a person after a jury trial or if that person is actively engaged in waging war on the U.S. - bank robbers, rapists, murderers, terrorists, assassins, or anyone else - without the fairness that the Constitution requires and federal law sets forth. That Sen. Paul would make these arguments fearlessly when the President, and the Democrats, and even the congressional Republican leadership preferred to look the others way, that he would tax his body and soul in a Jimmy Stewart-like and ear solo tour de force, that he would remain faithful to the principles of the Founding Fathers, are all signs that in an age of few heroes, Rand Paul is the genuine article.

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