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Rand Paul rightly notes, “The Fourth Amendment requires an individualized warrant based on probable cause before the government can search phone records and e-mails”

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Reclaiming Our Rights in the 21st Century (Sen. Rand Paul)

Published on Aug 1, 2013

Full event:
http://www.cato.org/cato-university/2…

Limiting government means expanding the sphere of the individual. And given recent scandals with the NSA and IRS, the struggle for liberty clearly continues. At Cato University, Kentucky’s Junior Senator Rand Paul addressed the crowd, covering NSA surveillance, the misunderstood Lochner decision and natural rights.

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Rand Paul rightly notes, “The Fourth Amendment requires an individualized warrant based on probable cause before the government can search phone records and e-mails.”

Rand Paul on Obama on NSA: “The Same Unconstitutional Program with a New Configuration”

|Jan. 17, 2014 12:15 pm

 

Look for much more coverage of Obama’s NSA speech this morning as the day rolls on here at Hit and Run, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s reaction is worth a quick note, via a press release:

“While I am encouraged the President is addressing the NSA spying program because of pressure from Congress and the American people, I am disappointed in the details. The Fourth Amendment requires an individualized warrant based on probable cause before the government can search phone records and e-mails. President Obama’s announced solution to the NSA spying controversy is the same unconstitutional program with a new configuration,” Sen. Paul said. “I intend to continue the fight to restore Americans rights through my Fourth Amendment Restoration Act and my legal challenge against the NSA. The American people should not expect the fox to guard the hen house.”

 

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Rand Paul against debt deal

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Why did the Founding Fathers fear giving so much power to a king?

Sen. Rand Paul: Obama’s Executive Orders Are ‘Abuse of Power’

When I was young in Elementary School I learned about the separation of powers and the three branches of government and the separation of powers. HOWEVER, RECENTLY WE HAVE SEEN OUR PRESIDENT HAS TAKEN POWERS UNTO HIM THAT ARE CLEARLY NOT GIVEN TO THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH SUCH AS POSTPONING OBAMACARE FOR BUSINESSES WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF CONGRESS!!!

We are not ruled by a king. Why did the Founding Fathers fear giving so much power to a king?

David Barton notes:

What does Jeremiah 17: 9 have to do with the separation of powers between the three branches of government?
The Founders’ desire to separate and check governmental power was rooted in the principle in Jeremiah 17:9: “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?” This verse encapsulated a prominent theological teaching among Puritans, Calvinists, and most other Christian movements and denominations: the “depravity of man”; that is, that the unrestrained heart of man moves naturally toward moral and civil degradation unless directly acted upon by the positive influence of God and religion. Because of this harmful tendency of man (especially when power is placed in his hands), the Founders believed that society would be much safer if all power did not repose in the same authority. Many of the Founders specifically cited this Biblical principle as the source of their reasoning on this aspect of our government.
For more on this issue, see the WallBuilders Summer 1996 newsletter.

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I am glad that Rand Paul is very concerned about the President’s recent “tyrannical” actions and is looking for an solution.

“But to me it’s one of the fundamental tenets of our country is the separation of powers, that legislature — in fact, Montesquieu said, if you allow the executive to legislate you’re essentially allowing him to become tyrannical. So we have to do something about it. I think there should be an avenue to the Supreme Court, but so far I haven’t discovered how we would do it.”

 

Rand Paul: Obama’s Attempts to Fix Obamacare Are ‘Unconstitutional’

November 19, 2013

 

 

(CNSNews.com) – Obamacare is not “fixable,” and the president’s administrative attempts to fix it are “unconstitutional,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told Fox News on Monday.

“One of the clear separations of powers was that the legislature was supposed to legislate and the president wasn’t. He’s essentially amended Obamacare maybe 20- some-odd times, and I don’t think he’s allowed to. And so I think it needs to be decided in court,” Paul said.

President Obama announced last week that insurance companies may voluntarily continue selling policies that don’t meet the standards set by the law. Earlier, he bypassed Congress by suspending Obamacare’s employer mandate for one year.

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Paul said he keeps asking constitutional lawyers, “how do we get standing to adjudicate” the question of executive branch overreach. “Most of them say it’s very difficult, if not impossible,” Paul said.

“But to me it’s one of the fundamental tenets of our country is the separation of powers, that legislature — in fact, Montesquieu said, if you allow the executive to legislate you’re essentially allowing him to become tyrannical. So we have to do something about it. I think there should be an avenue to the Supreme Court, but so far I haven’t discovered how we would do it.”

The Hill newspaper reported on Tuesday that other Republicans also are looking at ways to curb President Obama’s use of executive power to bypass various laws, ranging from health care to immigration to intervention in Libya and (almost) Syria.

“I know there’s a lot of discussion about the validity of the president just unilaterally changing the law. … There are a lot of us that are very concerned about it,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said in an interview with The Hill.

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) told The Hill, “We’re exploring options to try to somehow try to rein in this president’s total disregard for the Constitution.”

Franks said he thinks Republicans should challenge Obama’s administrative actions in court. He said although Republicans have been talking about it, they are still not clear on what they’re going to do.

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Rand Paul’s Penny Plan will balance budget sooner than you think!!!

 

Sen. Rand Paul Discusses the Mack Penny Plan with Sean Hannity

Rand Paul’s Penny Plan will balance budget sooner than you think!!!

12 Days of Solutions, Day 1: The Penny Plan

December 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm in News by Tea Party Patriots 124 Comments

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Fifteen days out from Christmas, Washington is certainly doing nothing to make sure the American people have the best Christmas present of all – fiscal responsibility and tax reform.

This is not because there is a dearth of ideas. Over the last two years, a number of strong proposals have been put forth that would cut spending and reform the tax code. Others would focus on improving the economy, which would help close the deficit with increased tax revenue.

Over the next 12 days, Tea Party Patriots will be highlighting one plan every day that actually aims to address the federal deficit. The first plan we will highlight is one introduced in 2011 by Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and backed by over 80 Members of Congress, including Senator Rand Paul (R-KY): the Penny Plan.

The Penny Plan is as simple a deficit reduction plan that exists: Every year, the government will cut a penny from every dollar it spends from non-interest spending. The Penny Plan website explains:

The One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2011 embodies the principles of the One Cent Solution.   Also known as the “Penny Plan” on Capitol Hill, this legislation was introduced by Congressman Connie Mack (R-FL) and Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) and is currently supported by 71 Members of the House and 13 Members of the Senate. Visit our current legislation page to view the list.

The “Penny Plan” legislation would cap overall spending to fit within the One Cent Solution targets.  The legislation then calls on Congress to evaluate all areas of the federal government to make certain that future spending fits under the caps.

Under the One Cent Solution or “Penny Plan”, not all programs must be cut by one percent.  Congress may determine that some programs are too critical to cut, but that would require that other programs be reduced more so that the total amount cut is equal to one cent for every dollar each year for six years. 

For example, let’s say the federal budget only had three programs, each with an annual budget of $1.00. How might Congress meet the One Cent mandate?

  1. Congress cuts Program A by one cent every year for six years. That means the annual budget for Program A is $0.99 in year one and then $0.98, $0.97, $0.96, $0.95 and finally $0.94.
  2. Program B is found to be essential and efficient — Congress chooses not to cut Program B.
  3. Program C is outdated and needs to be restructured — Congress cuts two cents each year for six years from Program C.

In this example, Congress is able to make program-by-program decisions to bring spending within the One Cent Solution caps.  If Congress fails to make those tough decisions, then automatic, across-the-board cuts would be imposed to make sure the caps were enforced.  The One Cent Solution is a “belt and suspenders” approach to making certain spending is brought under control and the budget is balanced.

The advantage of the Penny Plan is that it cuts directly from the budget as it exists, instead of cutting from the baseline, e.g. expected future spending. So a cut is actually a cut, not merely a reduction in expected spending. It also caps non-interest spending at 18% of Gross Domestic Product, which is necessary in order to keep spending from exploding.

No plan is perfect, and the Penny Plan will require additional cuts in order to compensate for growing interest rate payments, but the basics are there, ready for anyone in Washington to pick up and run with. Instead, of course, both parties are talking about how much more of your money to take and spend.

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