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We Stand With Rand

By Harvard Crimson, Harvard Crimson - March 12, 2013

Late last week, as a rare March blizzard began to take our nation's capital by storm, an ophthalmologist from Kentucky directed all eyes to C-Span, where he was busy making history. The ophthalmologist, Senator Rand Paul, managed to remain standing for nearly 13 hours in protest over President Obama's choice to head the CIA in his second administration. While Paul admitted the inevitable futility of the filibuster, he remained firm in his positing of a single, previously unanswered question: "Does the President have the authority to use a drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil?" We commend the senator for raising the alarm on this important aspect of civil liberty, and we fault the administration for its intransigence in clarifying its own policies. 

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