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Welcome to Huckabee from the Fox News studios in New York City.
-- ride a pat on the back tip of the hat and deep -- from the waist is in order for similar Rand Paul.
Who's this week use this seldom -- rule in the senate call filibustering.
To bring some attention to the issue of whether American citizenship.
Still means protection not only by our government but from our government.
Rand Paul did something quite rare in Washington.
He brought together principle conservatives.
And principled liberals.
To voice concern and alarm over the lack of transparency.
Of US policy using drones to kill American citizens suspected of terrorism.
Now -- -- -- those who were protective of the clubby atmosphere of the senate.
At least is -- being an institution.
But this was more important than the institution this is about following the constitution.
It makes it quite clear that being a citizen means -- our government has to follow due process and accusing us of crimes.
That includes having to formally charge us and tell us what we're accused.
To provide legal counsel to ensure that we're treated in accordance with the law to assume that we are innocent.
Until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury of our peers.
And ensure that the evidence that used against this was obtained lawfully.
Now if we're found guilty after the tedious in cumbersome process.
Then we can be punished for our crimes in accordance with the -- for that infraction.
The government can't preempt that process and arrive at a conclusion of guilt and carry out a death sentence.
You -- the process is messy and imperfect.
And it's sometimes aggravating and slow when it appears that a criminal is being given far more consideration -- the victims.
But it's also what elevates our country's culture.
Above those whose governments can -- Even execute people for saying things the government doesn't like or even for simply believing something.
The government finds annoying.
I can attest to the impatience.
And frustration of watching a criminal case winds slowly through the courts because I dealt with a daily as a governor.
But the law exists not to coddle criminals and monsters.
But to keep the government accountable.
To the standard of law.
We are a nation of law.
Out of feelings out of passions -- thoughts.
And I feel very strongly about terrorist actions have people like major Nadal Hasan who murdered fourteen people at Fort Hood.
-- the young radicalized Muslim who murdered private long in Little Rock.
And though we know by their own statements and dozens of witnesses their guilt.
We don't put him in a field tied to a post and then fly a drone overhead and just kill them.
Our passions and feelings would let us do that but the law will not.
It is the objective standard -- designed to force us to deal with crime according to the blind lady justice.
Instead of reacting in our anger and revenge.
And god help us if our own government ever believes that it is not subject to the very laws that restricted.
Not forced to follow the strict guidelines of our constitution.
Because a government that can kill a citizen for what he or she might do.
-- a government that one day will kill a citizen.
For what he or she is.
All of America should say thank you senator Rand Paul.
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