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Why Do These 67 Dems Keep Voting with Mike Pence (R-IN) and GOP on Patriot Act?

By Ralph Lopez - Posted on 09 February 2011

With the political winds shifting and 26 Republicans, about half of them newly elected, now forming a 148 vote "pro-Constitution" block along with over 120 Democrats, the hardcore gaggle of Democrats who keep voting with the likes of Michelle Bachmann (R-MN,) Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Mike Pence (R-IN) on Constitutional issues can be identified.  

The principle of no search without a warrant from a judge, citing what you are looking for and probable cause, took a step toward being re-established last night, when extension of the Patriot Act failed, with a "do-over" vote expected as soon as tomorrow.  Everything which was predicted about the Patriot Act, that it would be abused and its use expanded beyond non-terrorism-related cases, has come true.  

They didn't waste any time.  In 2003 federal agents in Las Vegas used the no-warrant provisions of the Patriot Act to bring charges in run-of-the-mill money laundering and political corruption cases not related to terrorism.  Justice Department spokesman Mark Corrallo said:

"The Patriot Act was not meant to be just for terrorism.  A lot of the uninformed criticism was obviously misplaced."

Now get out of my office before I arrest you.

About one of the main forms of abuse, the use of the FBI's self-written "national security letters" which can replace a judge's warrant, a 2008 Washington Post article revealed that a report in 2006:

disclosed that 60 percent of the nearly 50,000 security letters issued that year by the FBI targeted Americans...national security letters are approved only by FBI officials and are not subject to judicial approval; they routinely demand certain types of personal data, such as telephone, e-mail and financial records, while barring the recipient from disclosing that the information was requested or supplied.

According to the findings by Justice Department Inspector General Glenn A. Fine, the FBI tried to work around the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees clandestine spying in the United States, after it twice rejected an FBI request in 2006 to obtain certain records. The court had concluded "the 'facts' were too thin" and the "request implicated the target's First Amendment rights," the report said.

But the FBI went ahead and got the records anyway by using a national security letter. The FBI's general counsel, Valerie E. Caproni, told investigators it was appropriate to issue the letters in such cases because she disagreed with the court's conclusions.

Implicated First Amendment Rights?  You mean like the peace activists in Chicago and St. Paul who are now under a subpoena to appear in court to explain their political views (video below)?

My question is, if 26 Republicans can break with the GOP, why can't these 67 Democrats break with the GOP?

The 67 Democrats who voted FOR the Patriot Act (which didn't pass Tuesday) are the "Yeas" in italics on this rollcall, is yours one of them?  Again, the Democrats are in italics.

Here are the 67 Hall of Shame:

Gary Ackerman (D-NY)
Jason Altmire (D-PA)
Joe Baca (D-CA)
John Barrow (D-GA)
Shelley Berkley (D-NV)

Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
Timothy Bishop (D-NY)
David Boren (D-OK)
Leonard Boswell (D-IA)
Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)

Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
John Carney (D-DE)
Kathy Castor (D-FL)
Ben Chandler (D-KY)
Gerald Connolly (D-VA)

Jim Cooper (D-TN)
Jim Costa (D-CA)
Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Mark Critz (D-PA)
Henry Cuellar (D-TX)

Susan Davis (D-CA)
Norman Dicks (D-WA)
Joe Donnelly (D-IN)
Jane Harman (D-CA)
Alcee Hastings (D-FL)

Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
Brian Higgins (D-NY)
Ruben Hinojosa (D-TX)
Tim Holden (D-PA)
Sten Hoyer (D-MD)

Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Steve Israel (D-NY)
William Keating (D-MA)
Ron Kind (D-WI)
Larry Kissell (D-NC)

James Langevin (D-RI)
Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Sander Levin (D-MI)
Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
Nita Lowey (D-NY)

Stephen Lynch (D-MA)
Jim Matheson (D-UT)
Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY)
Mike McIntyre (D-NC)
Jerry McNerney (D-CA)

Brad Miller (D-NC)
Christopher Murphy (D-CT)
Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)
Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)
Gary Peters (D-MI)

Collin Peterson (D-MN)
Mike Quigley (D-IL)
Nick Rahall (D-WV)
Silvestre Reyes (D-TX)
Mike Ross (D-AR)

Steven Rothman (D-NJ)
Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Allyson Schwartz (D-PA)
David Scott (D-GA)

Terri Sewell (D-AL)
Heath Shuler (D-NC)
Albio Sires (D-NJ)
Adam Smith (D-WA)
Niki Tsongas (D-MA)

Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
John Yarmuth (D-KY)

Not voting:

G. K. Butterfield (D-NC)
Rick Crawford (R-AR)
Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ)
Luiz Gutierrez (D-IL)
Richard Hanna (R-NY)
Doug Lamborn (D-CO)
Bill Posey (R-FL)
Jackie Speier (D-CA)


as long as our goverment is hyjacked by israel zionists we will have this kind of opressive things done to us. things are changing rapidly the zionists are being expossed and that is making it harder for them to make headway and they have lost ground over the vote down of the patriot act that is unconstatutional. they heard you like sheep and fear is how they do it im not afraid of them the terrorists are the us and israelie goverments, so vote them out any goverment that swears an oath to anougher country can not work for its own people you know who they are vote them out. we are at war with them and our best tool to fight them is peace not hostile actions that gives them fuel but peacefull revolution of the people for the people not just little self interest groups protesting. 50-100 million talking has a voice that cant be silenced or covered up and would be harder to kill and brush it off though the zio controlled news. we wont be palistine

Many Jews are not Zionists and many Zionists are not Jews.

Hey kidz!!! Maybe because they are AIPAC WHORES??? . . . ;-)

Now, even though history is being "scrubbed" once again . . . let us not forget that the US PATRIOT ACT was written by Zionist Michael "Dancing Israelis" Chertoff and Viet D. Dinh . . . before 9-11.

It is interesting to see this information being removed from the sites like Wiki-pedia and replaced with "zio-speak" that it was really Joe Biden who wrote it in 1995. Curious, no? . . ;-)

Cui bono? Who benefits?

(link to video - approx. 8 minutes)
"AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 1: The Orange and the Pea"

(link to video - approx. 8 minutes)
AIPAC: The Voice of America — Part 2 The Treasonous Dollar Drain

Now, look at this list of congress-critters voting FOR the treasonous "Patriot Act". Then remember that these same congress-critters supposedly swore a Solemn Oath to "Protect and Defend the U.S. Constitution from ALL Enemies, foreign and domestic."

Then look to see where their campaign funds came from.

Always follow the money, kidz . . . ;-)


Before the Zionists took over our public "education" . . . we kidz in American used to actually learn things like this:

(begin clipped quote)
"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.

But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.

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."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC), Roman Statesman

(clipped headline and article from Israel's Haaretz 25Mar10)
"Nearly 300 Congress members declare commitment to 'unbreakable' U.S.-Israel bond - Letter to Clinton underscores Biden remarks that there is 'no space' when it comes to Israel's security."

(full story)

So, in March 2010, over 300 congress-critters signed a loyalty oath to a foreign government . . .one that has carried out numerous TERRORIST attacks on the U.S.A. (Lavon Affair, USS LIBERTY, Jonathon Pollard, 9-11)

Is this not TREASON???

(link to video - approx. 2 minutes)
"Treason by Members of the United States Congress"

Why do these men and women keep pushing for something that is NOT in the best interest of WE THE PEOPLE???

Obviously, because they are listening to someone other than the PEOPLE they are supposed to be representing.

Perhaps these congress-critters need to be reminded of this basic axiom of "Representative Government":

"That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
- Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776 A.D.

Else, these congress-critters may be faced with the same situation that Iceland, the former Soviet Union, and Tunisia faced . . . one that Egypt is currently facing with the bravery of our Founding Fathers . ..

"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
- Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

No one can serve two masters, kidz . . .

U.S. Constitution and Bill Of Rights of Free Men and Women - OR - Zionist "Patriot Act" Palestinian-esque Police State Occupation

"You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time.
So now we see the light,
We gonna stand up for our rights!
So you better:
Get up, stand up!
Stand up for your rights!"
- "Get Up Stand Up" by Bob Marley



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