"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." -Cicero
The Obama administration has suggested using an
executive order to bypass Congress if it can't get the gun control
measures it wants.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told CBN News that members of Congress are prepared to fight such an order.
"I'm against having a king," Paul said. "I think
having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over and
someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress -- that's
someone who wants to act like a king or a monarch."
"I've been opposed to executive orders, even with
Republican presidents. But one that wants to infringe on the Second
Amendment, we will fight tooth and nail," he continued.
"And I promise you, there'll be no rock left
unturned as far as trying to stop him from usurping the Constitution,
running roughshod over Congress," he vowed. "And you will see one heck
of a debate if he decides to try to do this."
Sen. Paul spoke to CBN News in Jerusalem. Look for more of his comments on the Middle East and Israel this week.