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The Judge: From Republic to Police State

Washington Post: The news that congressional leaders have forged a plan for a four-year extension of key Patriot Act provisions means that half of the battle over renewing the counterterrorism surveillance law has been resolved.

The other half – rounding up enough votes next week to pass the measure before both chambers recess for Memorial Day weekend – is likely to be the tougher fight.

The fact that the Patriot Act is one of those issues on which views are not neatly split along party lines makes it somewhat hard to predict what will happen when the legislation reaches the floor of either chamber, and unexpected alliances and splits are often the case.

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War on Drugs Was to Distract Us from Vietnam & Economy?

"The War on Drugs was prosecuted to distract us from the disaster in Vietnam, and the economic destruction brought about by wage and price controls and the rejection of the gold standard."

- Judge Napolitano, 2:35 above video

I didn't know that.

Prohibition versus Liberty

If you are a prohibitionist then you need to answer the following questions:

Why do you rejoice at the fact that we have all been stripped of our 4th amendment rights and are now totally subordinate to a despotic government with a heavily armed and corrupt, militarized police force whose forceful (and often deadly) intrusions into our homes and lives are condoned by an equally corrupt and spineless judiciary?

Why do you wish to continue to spend $50 billion a year to prosecute and cage your fellow citizens for choosing drugs which are not more dangerous than those of which you yourself use and approve of such as alcohol and tobacco?

Why are you willing to waste another trillion dollars on this garbage policy?

Why do you need to wage war on your own family, friends and neighbors?

Why are you happy that America has the largest prison population of the whole planet?

Why are you helping to fuel a budget crisis to the point of closing schools and libraries?

Why are you helping to waste precious resources on prohibition related undercover work while rapists and murderers walk free?

Why are you also not concerned that many cases involving murder and rape do not get taken to trial because law enforcement priorities are subverted by your beloved failed and dangerous policy of prohibition?

Why are you such a fan of the prison-industrial-complex to the point of even endangering your own children?

Will you applaud when, due to your incipient authoritarian approach, your own child is caged and raped?

Will you also applaud when your own child, due to an unnecessary and counter productive felony conviction, can no longer find employment?

Private prisons are publicly traded and their stock value is tied to the number of inmates. Here's what the UK Economist Magazine thinks of the situation: "Never in the civilised world have so many been locked up for so little" http://www.economist.com/node/16636027

Rand, Lee, Sanders, Lehey..

What are you guys waiting for?? Get your butts down to the floor and filibuster right now!

74 to 8


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Yea: 74 Nay: 08

Yea: 74 Nay: 08

Email Bill O'Reilly

Email Bill O'Reilly for Ron Paul, maybe we will get it through his thick head that people want freedom. His email is


O'Reilly will not even

O'Reilly will not even mention Ron Pauls name,he thinks the Pauls are nuts. he had another poll tonight,something about who the GOP presidential nonmination will be and R. Pauls name wasn't on it. O'Reilly spends to much time patting himself on the back, what O'Reilly really needs is for people to boycott his show.

Live on CSPAN2

The live feed from the Senate is on CSPAN2 right now.

Did the House already vote??

Did the House already vote??

Rand Paul rocks!

Rand is giving us some hope:

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks legalizeliberty,

that was day-brightening.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Called my senators

they said they were receiving calls nonstop AGAINST the patriot act. Well, let's see if they are traitors or not.

Received the information from Downsizer DC

yesterday, e-mailed and called. (I hope this wasn't settled before 4 Eastern.)

Congressman Allen West (202)-225-3026
Senator Bill Nelson (202)-224-5374
Senator Marco Rubio (202)-224-3041

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Will Rand Paul and Mike Lee

Will Rand Paul and Mike Lee filibuster the Patriot Act extension??

I posted below but wanted

to encourage people to keep calling . My dem. sen. person who answered the phone said not one has called for the patriot act. All against. Keep up the good work.

From Massachusetts

I called both my Senators in MA (Scott Brown and John Kerry). Neither had a prepared statement and I assume that both will cast their votes as traitors but I passed along my strong NO to the “Patriot” Act Extension.

Washington Offices

Scott Brown - (202) 224-4543
John Kerry - (202) 224-2742

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Repeal the over-reaching tentacles of government!

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Encroachment of the 4th Amendment.


Senator Richard Lugar on the last vote was in favor of the extension of the Patriot Act. I just spoke with his office and I was told that he has not stated where he stands on this issue currently. Not surprising.

Senator Daniel Coats office stated that he is looking into challenging the issues within the Act to ensure that the Constitutional rights of the people of Indiana are kept intact.

Richard Lugar 202-224-4814
Daniel Coats 202-224-5623



I just called my two senators here in NC. Hagan is not saying yes or no yet (this seems to be the case every time i call). Burr is voting for extension. Both said the vote would take place around 5 pm or tomorrow. Burr's office said it looked like there was a small window for time for debate, but that no amendments would be offered.

Wth is wrong with the sound on this?

Loud on intro then cant hear the judge. gRR.

That was great commentary Judge. Thanks.,


Free includes debt-free!

Keep the pressure on them

Not just about this but about the Federal Reserve too.

If our "representatives" aren't against and/or questioning the Fed and the IRS they are either ignorant or working for the criminals.

I called

both of mine and no doubt they will be traitors also. One is a tea party candidate whom I did not vote for. Kelly Ayotte. I already knew she was a traitor.
Where is the c-span coverage of this so we can see who the real traitors are???

Editing this to say I just called my dem. sen. again as I could only leave a message the first time. The guy that answered the phone said he has only recieved no votes for this today. Wow! That alone is very encouraging to me. Going to call Ayotte again and see if I can get a real answer this time from the person who answers the phone as when I called this morning he couldn't tell me if he received more for or against. Ya Right!

called Cornyn & Hutchison

in Texas. Both traitors will probably vote yes even though the aide admitted no one calls in to support the Patriot Act.

I know how my KY Senators will vote but I called anyway!

Rand will vote correctly, Mitch will not. But I called anyway!

I called my Congressman and Senators today advising them to

vote "NO" on the Patriot Act Extension. "No" to the police state TSA thugs and 'No" to the NWO...No, No, No, No. No..


Senators' contact numbers:

Robert Casey (D) - 202-224-6324
Patrick Toomey (R) - 202-224-4254

O.P.O.G.G. - Fighting the attempted devolution of the rEVOLution
Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

trying to spread the word

posted about the Senate vote and the need for our activism here:


LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Just called my critters

Nevada Contacts:
Senator Dean Heller (R- NV) 202-224-6244
Senator Harry Reid (D- NV) 202-224-3542

Dean Heller (R-NV) said he is voting against. I also added while I was on the phone to urge him to sponsor Sen. Rand Paul's S. 202.

Harry Reid on the other hand... I made sure the demand that he vote against it, but considering he was part of the back room deal, fat chance. I was also sure to mention to Harry Reid's office that in 95-96 Sen. Reid would speak out against the Federal Reserve. I asked if he was going to sponsor S.202 to audit the Federal Reserve or if he is working for the them now. The secretary on the phone said they haven't received a comment about that.