“There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer,” said presidential candidate Rand Paul. He went on, “that time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act, the most unpatriotic of acts, go unchallenged.”
As I write this, Senator Rand Paul has taken to the Senate floor today in a filibuster to protest the renewal of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act is a Bush administration-era law that enables government surveillance on everyday Americans. He wants the government to "stop spying on innocent Americans" in the name of "safety."