Senator Rand Paul

Lawmakers Must Take Back Their Power

Senator Rand Paul, Breitbart

Congress bears some of the blame in that this body continues to abdicate and transfer its power to the President. Nowhere is this more obvious than in foreign policy.

4th Amendment ideological blinder of the week

John Wesley Hall is a Fourth Amendment expert and blogger for whom I normally have tremendous respect. I don’t know his politics, but he’s obviously not a conservative. Otherwise he would know that conservatives in the grassroots and even some in Congress such as Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have been outspoken in protecting Fourth Amendment rights. 

TPA: Republican and Democrat Elite Ravage America’s Working Families

The Trans Pacific Partnership is only being kept secret from American workers and their families -- those who are going to be hurt by and who are the adversaries of its elitist provisions: open borders immigration policies that will continue to destroy their job prospects and climate change regulations that will devastate the American economy and raise consumer energy prices.

Yes, Your Data Is Your Property Protected By The 4th Amendment

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expired at midnight Sunday night. While Congress debates extending the NSA’s surveillance programs that were operating under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, one of the stranger arguments made in favor of extending the government’s Section 215 powers is “you don’t own your data, the phone company does.”

Rand Paul Shushes a Reporter

Nolan Feeney, Time

Conservatives gotta love it when Paul said, “I think this is what is bad about TV sometimes. So frankly, I think if we do this again, you need to start out with a little more objectivity going into the interview.”

This Is Huge: Rand Paul Helps Thom Tillis Nationalize His Campaign

Less than two weeks after Jeb Bush made a disastrous swing through North Carolina to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Thom Tillis, and by his comments in support of Common Core and amnesty for illegal aliens only succeeded in reminding conservatives why they had been skeptical and uninspired by Tillis, Senator Rand Paul trod the same ground and helped Tillis focus on nationalizing his campaign to seal the compact with the conservative voters he needs to win. 

Rand Paul Rallies California GOP: Obama Confounding the Constitution

In words that could have been taken directly from the pages of ConservativeHQ.com, Senator Rand Paul sharply criticised President Obama, telling the California Republican State Convention that "the worst thing he has done is his usurpation of power."

Rand Paul, The DC Establishment And A Web Of Lies About “Moderate” Syrian Rebels

It is long past time we had the kind of open debate and truth-telling that Senator Paul’s “reasonable degree of foresight” and “basic hindsight” would require, including deconstructing the web of lies that has been built to justify arming the so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.

Obama Says He Will Play Through Congress On New Middle East War

We think that ISIS and the rise of the Islamic State are much more serious threats than Obama and the Washington foreign policy and national security establishments let on – which is exactly why Congress must not simply give Obama a blank check in a briefly and lightly debated Continuing Resolution. The threat from this latest iteration of radical Islam is much too serious and demands the full airing that the Framers built into the Constitution. Sign our petition urging Congress not to give Obama's war request a "blank check" in a Continuing Resolution and instead debate it seriously and constitutionally.

The Conservative Divide Over Ferguson

Ross Douthat, The New York Times

Douthat says within the commentariat, the most interesting division has opened within American conservatism, where a large group of conservative and libertarian writers have been much less inclined than perhaps they/we would have been thirty years ago to give the police the benefit of the doubt.