Hats off to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for appropriately applying his filibuster to help wake up America [“Senator holds long filibuster to oppose Obama’s drone policy,” news, March 7]. Many post-Sept. 11, 2001, behaviors of our government have indelibly stained our Constitution. Torture, the abuse of habeas corpus and the invasion of communications privacy are but a few of the egregious actions resulting from our post-9/11 traumatic syndrome.

The president and the nation must terminate any and all nascent thoughts regarding the use of drones on U.S. soil. The rule of law used to be our rock-solid mantra. We must defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

Tim Foresman, Elkridge