Amazing flip flop by Congressman Culberson on NSA surveillanceSubmitted by tsai3904 on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 20:30
On June 10 right after the NSA revelations, Congressman John Culberson wrote the following:
It looks like everyone who warned me about the Patriot Act was right – we have all been systematically lied to. It is as though we live in a totalitarian police state, and I will do everything in my power to undo the damage done to our privacy, our liberty, and our Republic. As the Declaration of Independence states, “whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it…”
I will also figure out how to repeal and/or roll back the Patriot Act to restore the absolute right to privacy that every law abiding American citizen is supposed to enjoy.
I regret that I voted to create the Department of Homeland Security and I regret that I voted for the Patriot Act. I never saw evidence of abuse of our privacy because Congress was lied to just as the public has been lied to. I will work hard to undo the damage these laws have done to our liberty, our privacy, and our Republic. I will be a zealot on restoring our liberty and shutting down as much of the federal police state as I can.
July 24 - Rep. Culberson votes AGAINST the Amash Amendment.
July 25 - Rep. Culberson writes "Why the Amash Amendment Wouldn’t Have Protected You".