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Amazing flip flop by Congressman Culberson on NSA surveillance

On June 10 right after the NSA revelations, Congressman John Culberson wrote the following:

Restoring Individual Liberty and Privacy

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…”

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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.

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July 24 - Rep. Culberson votes AGAINST the Amash Amendment.

July 25 - Rep. Culberson writes "Why the Amash Amendment Wouldn’t Have Protected You".

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ConstitutionHugger's picture

Can someone explain his reasoning

couldn't any law enforcement agency get warrants to protect us from the terrorists under our beds? - we don't need the NSA. Doesn't the flagrant violation of our rights deserve a strong reponse? How pathetic.

Rep Culberson doubles down and writes a letter claiming

"Why the Amash Amendment Wouldn’t Have Protected You"

http://culberson.house.gov/why-the-amash-amendment-wouldnt-h...

Question

Has this man been blackmailed?

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scawarren's picture

I sent him this...

You should have voted for BOTH amendments. Have you already forgotten your statement on June 10th? You proclaimed "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."
In light of your vote today I must ask exactly what is your definition of a zealot and how do you define working hard? You didn't even bother to investigate Rep. Amash's amendment because if you had, and you truly meant what you stated in June, you would have voted "yea".

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

A confirmed hypocrite,

A confirmed hypocrite, perhaps, not limited too, thankyou for making that CLEAR "congressman"

Thankyou for the info OP

Dont see any comments on that page

Wonder what he thinks of himself?

Séamusín

Traitor

I just commented with "Your vote against the Amash amendment is like tattooing "traitor" across your forehead. This vote just defined your legacy."

The comment is "awaiting moderation".

bigmikedude's picture

Your last line

should be in bold. So it stands out to passerby voters.

It's almost lost there.

And his full name should be in the headline. ; )

Go to that link, you can

Go to that link, you can leave a message and comment. Of course they have to be moderated.

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"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

What a fake, saying & doing

What a fake, saying & doing are two different things. Says one thing does another

In this free world we bring,

In this free world we bring, this should be imediate grounds for a firing and a barring of any office of government should we still have one

Whhhaaahahahahahaha!!!!!

LOL, ROTHFL, LMAO!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Séamusín

What a

Lackey .