Statement from the Bluegrass Institute on Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster:
The Bluegrass Institute stands with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on his successful filibuster on the floor of the United States Senate. A vigorous debate is needed concerning the future of drone warfare that could be used to target and kill Americans without a trial by jury and launch an assault on our individual liberties – freedoms that the Bluegrass Institute was founded and works every day to advance.
Healthy debate concerning issues as serious as our individual liberty and God-granted right to life as protected by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution is worthy of such spirited attention and deserves much more debate than the Obama administration has encouraged or allowed.
Sen. Paul’s historic use of the filibuster demonstrates the best use of American political traditions to protect the voice and rights of the minority. All Americans should be thankful for Sen. Paul’s voice for liberty in our nation’s capital.
We stand proudly with Sen. Paul, and thank him for his support of the Bluegrass Institute in 2003, and for his continuing, important and impassioned stand for liberty in Washington.
For comment, contact Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters at (270) 320-4376 or firstname.lastname@example.org