Supporters of the NSA’s large scale spying on the American people claim the program has made our country safer. Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Friday night that he would take another stand against what he called “illegal NSA spying.” “Tonight my filibuster continues,” the Republican presidential candidate wrote on Facebook. “See you late tonight – and possibly even overnight.”
Paul, the libertarian firebrand and GOP presidential hopeful, pushed the Senate into the wee hours of Saturday to protest the bulk collection of phone records, as weary and recess-hungry senators trudged through a packed to-do list — finishing trade legislation but getting stuck on the PATRIOT Act issues.
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