As National Journal reported this morning, After Over 10 Hours, Rand Paul Ends His NSA Filibuster. The article chronicled Senator Paul’s recent stand on the Senate floor in bold opposition to the Orwellian Surveillance State that has taken deep, diabolical root here in the “land of the free” and the home of the…you guessed it…NSA. (See: So the American State has to destroy our freedom in order to protect it? Oh yeah, that makes sense.)
“There comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer,” Paul started. “That time is now. And I will not let the Patriot Act, the most un-patriotic of acts, go unchallenged.”
Senator Paul’s stand is important. While he may not be approaching this and many other issues in the manner that many Christians would prefer, we ought to thank God for using Rand Paul this way in this moment. At the very least, he is bringing light (though perhaps not Light) and clarity to a critical, culture-shaping issue: Our concept of civil government in practice.
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