Category Archives: Filibustering Patriot Act

Rand Paul Filibusters the Patriot Act and Succeeds

You may not agree with Rand Paul’s politics, but it’s hard to deny the determination he showed yesterday in Washington when he took the floor of the U.S. Senate for 10 hours and 31 minutes to filibuster the renewal of the Patriot Act. Paul, who recently announced his bid for presidency, held a long discussion with three other republicans and seven democrats in which time they debated privacy laws and the bill of rights among other topics.

The politician from Kentucky got ready to filibuster by dressing down a bit, wearing a pair of tennis shoes with neon laces to avoid being uncomfortable during the long debate. Paul has long stood against the activities of the NSA who have been secretly collection data from everyday Americans for years, without their knowledge or permission.

Many voters involved with Boraie Development are aware that Section 215 of the Patriot Act is on the verge of expiring, unless it is renewed by popular vote in congress. However, several politicians, including Paul, are going to do whatever it takes to make sure the controversial bill cannot be renewed by the May, 31st deadline. Although, congress will have to move even fast, many deadlines are approaching this week but thanks to Paul and others filibustering the legislation, it is unlikely the paper work could be submitted on time by those who are in support of the renewing Section 215.