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Patriot Act Extension by jacknight
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Report this Post05-14-2011 03:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jacknightSend a Private Message to jacknightDirect Link to This Post
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You know as well as I do that freedom doesn’t get denied all at once.

It gets eroded, piece by piece, over time.

Establishment Republicans are insisting on 6 more years of the badly misnamed “Patriot Act.”

Six more years of giving agencies like the ATF and DHS the authority to name anyone and everyone they wish as a “terrorist.”

These are the same Republicans who ran for office with a stance on “limited government.”

The only things “limited” by the so-called Patriot Act are the rights of people like you and me.

H.R. 1800, the bill introduced last Friday, would extend until December of 2017.

This Fourth Amendment shredding act allows the authorities to tap your phone and intrude on your privacy just by the simple act of labeling you as a “domestic terrorist.”

And remember what Big Sis Janet Napolitano said…

… right-wing, gun-toting veterans are the worst terrorists out there.

They are “radical extremists.”

That’s all it takes to have your Constitutional liberties stripped from you without a warrant or your knowledge.

I know that, like me, you don’t want Big Brother and Big Sister snooping around your private lives.

But this extension would give them six more years of being able to do just exactly that.

* Roving, warrantless wiretaps of virtually EVERY form of electronic communication used by U.S. citizens.

* Secret federal searches without warrants OR knowledge of the resident.

* Blanket warrants for the search and seizure of all library records, without naming individual suspects or providing probable cause.

* Judicial warrants replaced with “National Security Letters” signed by unaccountable Obama Administration bureaucrats and gag orders for those served with these letters which make it illegal to tell anyone about it — including your spouse and your priest!

* Drastic expansion of the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is sure to include gun owners.

* Expands asset seizure to permit the taking of assets from anyone “suspected” of terrorism, even if that person is NEVER charged or sent to trial.

* Lone wolf provisions which allow the government to spy on ANYONE even if they’re not associated with a terrorist organization or foreign national, without due process or notification.
And the fact that House Republicans, who are supposedly on the “right” side, brought this to the floor makes me wonder about their true loyalties.

Are they to the people, or the establishment?

I won’t sit by quietly and wonder.

I will call them and make my voice heard…

Will you make your voice heard?

Please call your members of Congress at (202) 224-3121 and tell them to stand for freedom and liberty and oppose H.R. 1800, the reauthorization of the Patriot Act.

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Report this Post05-14-2011 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for texasfieroClick Here to Email texasfieroSend a Private Message to texasfieroDirect Link to This Post
House Democrats Who Voted FOR Patriot Act Reauthorization, Feb. 8 2011

You know, it’s a pretty safe bet that a Republican politician will support the anti-constitution, anti-freedom, authoritarian provisions of the Patriot Act: only 26 out of 236 Republicans in the House — less than 10% — voted NO against H.R. 514, the bill Speaker of the House John Boehner tried to shove down Congress’ throat in order to reauthorize crucial provisions of the Patriot Act without amendment, without committee consideration and with no more than 40 minutes’ debate.

Yes, you can expect most if not all House Republicans to shuck aside their campaign rhetoric and suck up to the Big Government they say they despise, voting against Americans’ dignity and their constitutionally-guaranteed liberty. But Democrats should know better. It was the Democrats in Congress who spent the Bush years railing against the Patriot Act, who declared that if we voted for them they’d restore our liberties (see esp. “Obama, Barack”).

It should be noted that 122 of the 193 House Democrats maintained consistency, held their ground and voted NO, AGAINST this reauthorization of the Patriot Act. But 67 Democrats voted FOR the Patriot Act, despite liberal Americans’ repeated vocal insistence that they don’t want the darned thing around, that they are tired of the 1st and 4th Amendments to the Constitution being treated like toilet paper, that they don’t want every American to be treated like a threat instead of a citizen.

I mean, really: if the Democrats you see named below are going to do worse on Americans’ liberties than 26 Republicans, then what are they doing in the Democratic Party? Let me rephrase that: what makes them think they shouldn’t face primary opposition in the 2012 elections from Democratic Party challengers who actually hold the same pro-constitution values as the Democratic rank and file?

The 67 Democrats who voted tonight to reauthorize the Patriot Act are:

Rep. Gary Ackerman (Democrat-NY, District 5) — Yea
Rep. Jason Altmire (Democrat-PA, District 4) — Yea
Rep. Joe Baca (Democrat-CA, District 43) — Yea
Rep. John Barrow (Democrat-GA, District 12) — Yea
Rep. Shelley Berkley (Democrat-NV, District 1) — Yea
Rep. Sanford Bishop (Democrat-GA, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Timothy Bishop (Democrat-NY, District 1) — Yea
Rep. Dan Boren (Democrat-OK, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Leonard Boswell (Democrat-IA, District 3) — Yea
Rep. Dennis Cardoza (Democrat-CA, District 18) — Yea
Rep. Russ Carnahan (Democrat-MO, District 3) — Yea
Rep. John Carney (Democrat-DE, District 0) — Yea
Rep. Kathy Castor (Democrat-FL, District 11) — Yea
Rep. Ben Chandler (Democrat-KY, District 6) — Yea
Rep. Gerald Connolly (Democrat-VA, District 11) — Yea
Rep. Jim Cooper (Democrat-TN, District 5) — Yea
Rep. Jim Costa (Democrat-CA, District 20) — Yea
Rep. Joe Courtney (Democrat-CT, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Mark Critz (Democrat-PA, District 12) — Yea
Rep. Henry Cuellar (Democrat-TX, District 28) — Yea
Rep. Susan Davis (Democrat-CA, District 53) — Yea
Rep. Norman Dicks (Democrat-WA, District 6) — Yea
Rep. Joe Donnelly (Democrat-IN, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Jane Harman (Democrat-CA, District 36) — Yea
Rep. Alcee Hastings (Democrat-FL, District 23) — Yea
Rep. Martin Heinrich (Democrat-NM, District 1) — Yea
Rep. Brian Higgins (Democrat-NY, District 27) — Yea
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (Democrat-TX, District 15) — Yea
Rep. Tim Holden (Democrat-PA, District 17) — Yea
Rep. Steny Hoyer (Democrat-MD, District 5) — Yea
Rep. Jay Inslee (Democrat-WA, District 1) — Yea
Rep. Steve Israel (Democrat-NY, District 2) — Yea
Rep. William Keating (Democrat-MA, District 10) — Yea
Rep. Ronald Kind (Democrat-WI, District 3) — Yea
Rep. Larry Kissell (Democrat-NC, District 8 ) — Yea
Rep. James Langevin (Democrat-RI, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Rick Larsen (Democrat-WA, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Sander Levin (Democrat-MI, District 12) — Yea
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (Democrat-IL, District 3) — Yea
Rep. Nita Lowey (Democrat-NY, District 18) — Yea
Rep. Stephen Lynch (Democrat-MA, District 9) — Yea
Rep. Jim Matheson (Democrat-UT, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (Democrat-NY, District 4) — Yea
Rep. Mike McIntyre (Democrat-NC, District 7) — Yea
Rep. Jerry McNerney (Democrat-CA, District 11) — Yea
Rep. Brad Miller (Democrat-NC, District 13) — Yea
Rep. Christopher Murphy (Democrat-CT, District 5) — Yea
Rep. William Pascrell (Democrat-NJ, District 8 ) — Yea
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (Democrat-CO, District 7) — Yea
Rep. Gary Peters (Democrat-MI, District 9) — Yea
Rep. Collin Peterson (Democrat-MN, District 7) — Yea
Rep. Mike Quigley (Democrat-IL, District 5) — Yea
Rep. Nick Rahall (Democrat-WV, District 3) — Yea
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (Democrat-TX, District 16) — Yea
Rep. Mike Ross (Democrat-AR, District 4) — Yea
Rep. Steven Rothman (Democrat-NJ, District 9) — Yea
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger (Democrat-MD, District 2) — Yea
Rep. Adam Schiff (Democrat-CA, District 29) — Yea
Rep. Allyson Schwartz (Democrat-PA, District 13) — Yea
Rep. David Scott (Democrat-GA, District 13) — Yea
Rep. Terri Sewell (Democrat-AL, District 7) — Yea
Rep. Heath Shuler (Democrat-NC, District 11) — Yea
Rep. Albio Sires (Democrat-NJ, District 13) — Yea
Rep. Adam Smith (Democrat-WA, District 9) — Yea
Rep. Niki Tsongas (Democrat-MA, District 5) — Yea
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen (Democrat-MD, District 8 ) — Yea
Rep. John Yarmuth (Democrat-KY, District 3) — Yea

Source: Roll Call for H.R. 514
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Report this Post05-14-2011 04:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Nurb432Send a Private Message to Nurb432Direct Link to This Post

......You know, it’s a pretty safe bet that a politician......

Cant trust either side.
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