Sen Rand Paul Filibuster

Rand Paul’s Timely Takedown of the Patriot Act

The New York Times Editorial Board

Liberty-minded Senator Rand Paul got a rare kudos from the Editorial Board of The New York Times who said in a Thursday editorial " Senator Rand Paul did Americans a singular service by forcing attention to the fact that their civil liberties remain at stake as Congress drifts toward a renewal of the Patriot Act that is likely to do too little to rein in government surveillance programs."

Rand Paul Stages Filibuster To Protest Patriot Act

The NSA's bulk collection of telephone records violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which protects the country's citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures, Senator Rand Paul said. "I see no reason you can't have security and the Constitution at the same time," said Paul. "There's no reason why we can't catch terrorists like we catch other bad people in our society, by using the Constitution."