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FISA approved by Senate – Bomb to Democrats

Yesterday the Senate voted to expand the authority of the Government spy/wiretap program for up to the next six years by a HUGE vote of 68 to 29. This is a BIG VICTORY for PRESIDENT BUSH and A STUNNING DEFEAT FOR THE DEMOCRATS.

John McCain voted in favor of the legislation while, curiously to me, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did not even vote but each issued a statement later that they opposed the final outcome. In review of the other Senators that from each state Clinton and Obama represent (Durbin D-Il and Schumer D-NY) they both voted against the measure.

Former Democratic Presidential candidates Russ Feingold and Chris Dodd both has been outspoken in their opposition to the bill and of course voted against it.

President Bush has asked the House of Representatives to follow the Senates lead and quickly approve the legislation. The current allowance for this form of protection for our country from the terrorists who want us dead is due to expire Saturday of this week.

I urge you to contact your Congress persons and voice your wishes that this bill be approved and sent to the President without change or delay as soon as possible. The fate of the Country could be in your hands! 

RWD

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February 14, 2008 - Posted by | 9/11, America, Blogroll, Bush, Clinton, Congress, Democrat, Durbin, Hillary, Illinois, Islam, Obama, Political, POLITICS, President, Presidential Candidate, Republican, Senator, War | , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Fascinating. Why wouldn’t the two Democratic front runners miss an opportunity to grandstand? *confused*
    I don’t get it.
    I have mixed feelings about this. I know these methods help, but I can see these very techniques being used against us by someone NOT looking for terrorists out there, but outspoken opponents here.
    I know this is for the best and I’m glad Bush won this one. I reserve my glee however until I see who wins the White house for the next four years.

    Comment by Jennifer McKenzie | February 15, 2008 | Reply

  2. http://www.house.gov/paul/congrec/congrec2008/cr013008h.htm
    Statement of Ron Paul on H.R. 5104
    (A bill to extend the Protect America Act of 2007 for 30 Days)

    “We must remember that the original Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was passed in 1978 as a result of the U.S. Senate investigations into the federal government’s illegal spying on American citizens. Its purpose was to prevent the abuse of power from occurring in the future by establishing guidelines and prescribing oversight to the process. It was designed to protect citizens, not the government. The effect seems to have been opposite of what was intended. These recent attempts to “upgrade” FISA do not appear to be designed to enhance protection of our civil liberties, but to make it easier for the government to spy on us!”

    legislative update: 1-888-322-1414

    http://www.house.gov/paul/tst/tst2005/tst122605.htm
    Domestic Surveillance and the Patriot Act

    “The administration assures us that domestic surveillance is done to protect us. But the crucial point is this: Government assurances are not good enough in a free society. The overwhelming burden must always be placed on government to justify any new encroachment on our liberty. Now that the emotions of September 11th have cooled, the American people are less willing to blindly accept terrorism as an excuse for expanding federal surveillance powers. Conservatives who support the Bush administration should remember that powers we give government today will not go away when future administrations take office.”

    When do we get the fourth ammendment back?

    Comment by Jesse | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. Ron Paul’s statement does not hold water as far as I am concerned. Actually most of his statements do not hold water and that is why he is at about 3% in the latest RAG National Poll I saw. The only reason he is still in the race and not had the decency to drop out for the sake of the country is because he has an ego as big as Texas.

    RWD

    Comment by rightwingdog | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  4. you mean ARG poll?

    were you polled? i know i wasn’t.
    if you make your judgements based on polls then wouldn’t giuliani still be the front runner?

    btw, its not about ego. if that were the case then by all means Romney should still be running. I guess he doesn’t think he is he right man for the job anymore. (or does he not want to waste anymore of his own fortune? who knows.)

    but I know it’s all about the party these days instead of principle. everybody just “calm down” and back McCain. Obviously he is the frontrunner, why oppose him?! He’s a “Republican” isn’t he?

    What a bunch of hogwash.

    It’s about who is the best candidate, not Party. As long as Paul is running (and he will all the way until September) I am going to support him.

    If the Republicans actually did what they said then it would be a different story. Reagan had his shortcomings, but at least he’s quotable!! How bout this one “Libertarianism is the very core of conservatism.” (Hey, I think I like that.)

    Here’s a few facts for you.
    Search: Maine republican caucus.
    No doubt you will see Romney as the clear winner with more than half the vote. McCain and Paul trailing with 20%. This is a severe misrepresentation of the more important facts.
    Fact: Ron Paul garnered 215 of the 608 delegates attending the State convention in May. That’s 35%. (Romney is now gone)
    Fact: The Delegates at the State and National convention are unbound.
    Fact: Ron Paul has similar numbers in many other states.
    Fact: After a few ballots at the national convention the delegates become unbound and may vote for whomever they want.
    Fact: Romney has endorsed McCain and suspended his bid. There is backlash within the Republican party concerning McCain and his possible nomination.
    Fact: The “liberal media” will tell you that McCain has all but secured his nomination. But we know he can’t until he is the only one running or recieves 51% at the convention. (Paul is not dropping out)
    Fact: Ron Paul is regularly excluded from the national “liberal media.” Why?
    Fact: A republican who claims we will be in Iraq for a hundred years will have a hell of a time winning the general election, if at all.

    Comment by Jesse | February 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. last post here,

    so ron paul loses. doesn’t matter
    the larger points still looms…
    america is in debt, 60 trillion in unfunded liabilities so far, a tanking trade deficit and 9 trillion $ of very debt that we are carrying aroundin our pockets and bank accounts,
    the people don’t understand how our monetary policy contributes to this.
    our foreign policy is an issue because i don’t believe that the majority of americans understand or even agree on what and who the threats are to this country.
    therefore i can’t trust their decision on who is the best candidate is.
    ron paul remains the only candidate who evens attempts to lay down the truth of these two critical matters,…. even if he’s not a hundred percent correct, he has the fundamentals down.
    this is why they call it the ron paul revolution, because this fight is going to remain in the public domain even bbeyond this election season. so if you want to make a difference and explain your postitions in a way the your fellow americans can understand and maybe agree with you, then you better do it, because people do want change, they don’t like what they are getting, and if you pay attention to history and people, you know that they will attempt to get what they want one way or another.

    Comment by Jesse | February 22, 2008 | Reply


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