Rand Paul's Filibuster Proves We're Farked
Time flies when the constitution's falling apart; it's a little over two years now since I wrote a column about Jesse Ventura's then-current lawsuit attempt against the TSA (he lost, along with the rest of America), and said this: "Desperation is when once-proud and free Americans like me are reduced to pleading, 'Save us, Jesse Ventura, you're our only hope.'" And now, on a far worse civil-liberties violation, I'm reduced to making similar pleas about Rand Paul. Yet even if he succeeds, I'm not convinced anything meaningful will change.
In other news, TSA is letting people carry penknives on flights again, as we could before our collective freakout after 9/11, and everyone's acting like it's some great leap forward for freedom--you still can't fly unless you assume the position and submit to a fondling first, but once you arrive at your destination you may whittle at leisure with your very own Girl Scout knife.
EDIT: Former governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson posted this on his Facebook page: