But I found this exchange between Chris Christie and Rand Paul the most electrifying of the night:
That "Get a warrant!" response from Rand Paul to Christie resonated with me.
I'm sick of these politicians fear-mongering, using 9/11 and terrorism to subsume more and more power into the government to control and record every aspect of our existence.
Paul followed that "Get a warrant!" response to Christie with this:
.@ChrisChristie's disregard for the Constitution sets a dangerous precedent & ignores wisdom of our Founding Fathers. http://t.co/U2WCdnkJ1V— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 7, 2015
.@ChrisChristie will fear monger and violate your Constitutional rights. And for what? pic.twitter.com/jSDompb6h3— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 7, 2015
We can fight terrorism and protect the Bill of Rights.— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) August 7, 2015
Indeed we can fight terrorism and protect the Bill of Rights.
In fact, what would be the point of "fighting terrorism" if we have to shred our Constitutional rights to do it?
Christie's wrapping himself in the Twin Towers and 9/11 last night was lame, his attack on Paul backfired (as it gave Paul a chance to launch the "Obama/hug" line) and the exchange over the Fourth Amendment and NSA surveillance between Christie and Paul just one more reminder of what an authoritarian bully Chris Christie is and what a disaster he would be as president.
Want to hear something truly terrifying - imagine Chris Christie with the power to indiscriminately spy on every American without a warrant.