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Senate debate on indefinite detention; Feinstein amendment passed 67-29, but...

The Senate finished debating the Feinstein amendment on indefinite detention.

The amendment passed 67-29; however, many Senators, including McCain and Graham, voted for the amendment because they made the argument that the amendment authorizes indefinite detention.

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It passed!!!!!

Go Rand!!!!!


Be careful

A lot of the Senators who voted for this amendment made the argument that this amendment authorizes indefinite detention.

Graham and McCain voted for this amendment for that reason. They still support indefinite detention of US citizens.

What a bunch of Losers - go ahead and vote NO

but don't whine and cry when your sorry azz is rounded up and detained without No Rights

"You Cannot Stop An Idea Whose Time Has Come"

They are probably exempt, just like they

are exempt from Obamacare and damn near everything else they impose on the rest of us.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox



Both Senators from ND

Both Senators from ND votes Yes!

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
-- Frederick Douglass

It's crazy even reading the

It's crazy even reading the description of the bill on the screen...I mean, should it be any clearer how anybody should be voting?

For the world to see.

You beat me to it. I hope this of all things wakes the sleeping sheeple.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

The sheeple have no idea that that this is

even happening, let alone that it actually matters.

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I hate

I hate that you are right.

Granger suggested that I take a needed break and have hot wings. I may, but only to regroup and continue the good fight. It is tiring, indeed, but I strive to be tireless.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

i hate the overuse of the

i hate the overuse of the word "surreal", but that's what it felt like reading the description.

do we need 51 or 2/3?


Yep, 51.

Yep, 51.

not sure

but I believe we have well over 51

Demint, Lee, Paul, Johnson have all voted yes

even Kerry, Schumer, Feinstein


My Senator, Kelly Ayotte,

My Senator, Kelly Ayotte, threw us under the bus. She'll be getting a letter from me telling her to not count on her job next election.

Blessings )o(



Tim Johnson is my senator

Tim Johnson is my senator glad he voted yes.

"my senator"

LOL Lobbyists, Party, Politics, Press all come before your interests.

pretty sure it's 51

pretty sure it's 51

Both Texas Senators, Cornynn and Hutchinson voted Nay

But that is no surprise. They are beholding to another country more than their constituents. ;(

Cruz will overtake cornyn

he and Lee are Federalist society members, no way would he have voted like Cornyn.


Time will tell.

Many years ago I voted for Cornyn because of his rhetoric. But he is globalist supreme and right hand man to the guy they is considered the founder of the European Union.

I also voted for Hutchinson in the past. Before I knew more.

The only good news I see today, is that I'm more aware of how the system has been corrupt for a long time, and glad to see so many others much younger than myself aware as well.

Perhaps Cruz is aware of this awakening. We got the government we deserved by not paying attention. Future government will be the same if we don't hold feet to the fire.

Just to warn everyone, there is some

controversy over this amendment.

Graham and Levin, who are supporters of indefinite detention, made the argument that the AUMF authorizes indefinite detention based on their interpretation of the Hamdi case.

Since this amendment has a clause that says, "unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention", they believe that the AUMF is an Act of Congress that authorizes indefinite detention.

This is why Levin, Graham and McCain voted for the amendment.

Couldn't hear exactly what was being said

in the background but, I definitely heard Rand Paul say something to the effect that "the Hamdi case doesn't apply because...." and I couldn't hear the rest. Anybody else hear that?

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

The Hamdi case

had to do with a US citizen captured abroad. That's the controversy. Does the Hamdi case apply to US citizens here in the US and Levin and Graham think so, which is why they voted Yes, while Rand doesn't think so.


For Nebraska both Nelson and Johanns voted against, they're going to get an earful.

"To say, 'nothing is true', is to realize that the foundations of society are fragile, and that we must be the shepherds of our own civilization. To say, 'everything is permitted', is to understand that we are the architects of our actions.


its close...

votesstill coming in


sounds like it's getting voted down

Cornyn, Rubio, Hutchinson, Mcshane, Lieberman all voted yes...



I thought I heard the guy calling out the votes say those sobs voted NO!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

It's ridiculous that we even

It's ridiculous that we even need to vote on this amendment. It makes me thankful we've got a guy in the Senate willing to fight for this.