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SENATE FLOOR: Paul Amendments Tabled


Firearm Records Amendment was tabled by a vote of 85 - 10 and the Burden-Shifting Suspicious Activity Report Amendment was tabled by a vote of 91 - 4. Only 41 votes were needed to table the amendments.

Two of Rand Paul's Patriot Act Amendments -- Amendment 363 & Amendment 365 -- will be brought for a vote later today (although not the Paul-Leahy Amendment).

• Firearm Records Amendment (Amendment 363): Clarifies that the authority to obtain info under the USA PATRIOT Act does not include authority to obtain certain firearm records. Supported by Gun Owners of America.

• Burden-Shifting Suspicious Activity Report Amendment (Amendment 365): Requires law enforcement to initiate requests for suspicious activity reports (SARs). Shifts the burden for generating suspicious activity reports to law enforcement, requiring FBI/other law enforcement to initiate requests for SARs, rather than requiring financial institutions to automatically generate these reports. Supported by Kentucky Bankers Association and National Association of Federal Credit Union


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Is there any doubt now

about just how controlled our government and elected representatives are? Or how just about all politicians at the upper levels have long since sold their souls to the devils?

By and large both the Democrats and Republicans in Washington are nothing more than skunks of different colored stripes whose strings all go to the same global elite puppet masters.

"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government . . ."

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This country is going down

This country is going down soooooo freakin fast....

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Mike Lee did UT proud

He admires Rand a lot and I am glad we have him.

Ricky Ricardo Rubio didn't vote...Neocon won't commit and

show his true colors..Probably in conference with Mitt Romney for a VP spot..

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Hey, that's an insult to Ricky Ricardo!!



Rush is batting 1000

Three days in a row of rather historic events involving Rand, a filibuster, a 2nd amendment issue...... and NOT A WORD about any of it from Rush.

You see, he can't get into the argument, because there is no defense, other than to admit that he doesn't, in fact, care about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

This is something to point out to Rush listeners. Gee, I didn't see Rush say anything about this????? DUH????

Thomas Jefferson: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Viva La Revolucion!

I expect there will be a LOT of unexpected Senate vacancies...

in 2012. 'Nuff said.

I hope so!

I really hope this awakens more people to the shell game. I feel like we're in absolute free fall mode. How many more blows can Freedom withstand?

Anyone know where to find out who voted

how on these? I am anxious to let my senators know what I feel about this, but I figured I better know how they voted for sure first.



I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

Well, Rand did succeed...

in getting them all on the record. So 91% of Senators say "to H-ll with the 4th Amendment?" And another 5% cannot commit? That is a very sorry showing!

"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


yeah, I told Stabenow and Levin they were gutless if they didn't repeal the 4th amendment.

I'll take my Liberty, it's not yours to give.

I was going to add the tally

to my favorites but, I can remember that it was 91% of the senate who passed this debacle.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey


This guy is utter garbage. Israel comes up how?

Oh, they voted

rand relented after having his amendments tabled?


The US senate site doesn't have 5/26 info yet. What the heck are we paying these people for.

Here you go.


Senate Votes on Sen. Paul’s USA PATRIOT Act Amendments
May 26, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Sen. Rand Paul received votes on two of his amendments to the USA PATRIOT Act extension. Amendment 363 clarifies that the authority to obtain info under the USA PATRIOT Act does not include authority to obtain certain firearm records. Amendment 365 would require financial institutions to issue suspicious activity reports only in cases in which an appropriate law enforcement agency initiates the request.

Amendment 363 failed 10-85; amendment 365 failed 4-91.

Sen. Paul took to the floor for an hour of procedural debate before the votes on his amendments and final passage of the bill. On the link above is a video and transcript of his historic remarks.

A certain Mr. Inhofe is on

A certain Mr. Inhofe is on there now, reading from Genesis about how God supports Obama when Obama supports Israel.

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"Fully half the quotations found on the internet are either mis-attributed, or outright fabrications." - Abraham Lincoln

No. God said you shall know

No. God said you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. So as a first step drop the TV cable/satellite subscriptions.

Is there anything on God's great earth dumber than....

a "born again" Christian? They certainly fit the description of "Goy."

are you serious?

no wonder we are in trouble....hey mebbe he will read the part about usury, and help us END THE FED!
and then I woke up....

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I believe the flaming bowling pin juggler is the act after that


"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

I just hope this was some

I just hope this was some kind of setup by Rand, and he will be calling them out for this later.

Freedom Wins!

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This is called flushing-out the hypocrites...

and exposing the tyranny. To put these people on the record is the tactic being used by Rand Paul....to be used at a later date, if he doesn't have anymore ammo with this round of the battle.

Gun amendment killed.

Gun amendment killed.

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There is grim irony in your comment, haze.

Very grim.

It's kind of exciting to be

It's kind of exciting to be able to watch my elected representatives stomp all over my rights, live, from my own home.

Freedom Wins!

They're voting to "kill" Rand's gun amendment now.

I think they have succeeded in killing it at this point - along with the constitution.

Does anyone else hear the laughter and merriment on the floor? Pure evil.

Saxby Chambliss?

What was that about Saxby being a criminal?

I said it after watching him

I said it after watching him cheer lead for the Patriot act made me sick.