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Amash Loses Battle But Could Still Win The War On Domestic Surveillance

"Amash and Republican backers of his amendment threatened to join Democrats in blocking the entire legislation funding the military if it was not brought to the floor, forcing the Rules Committee to allow it and leadership including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) into the roles of mere bystanders.

The consideration of the amendment itself was considered such an emergency that the White House scrambled to send NSA head General Keith Alexander to Capitol Hill to lobby against it — holding a top secret meeting with lawmakers to persuade them of the utility of the program. This too was a victory, for it compelled the national security apparatus to defend wide scale intelligence gathering on all persons in the nation, confirming it views pretty much everyone as a potential threat."
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Where can I see the tally of

Where can I see the tally of who did not support this?

proverbs 20:15
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

thanks! T4L



proverbs 20:15
There is gold, and an abundance of jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.

My Rep, Congressman Kevin

My Rep, Congressman Kevin Brady, voted against Justin's bill. He of course gave some excuse for opposing it, but it was the usual politicians lies. I've been hammering him on his facebook page and his Press Secretary and comm director banned me because I don't use my real name. In reality though I was using facts to retort their lies. So they banned me, no foul language - nothing.

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

And I bet nearly all of them will vote for the final bill anyway

Sunshine patriots - the lot of them.

I've emailed my Representative

voicing my disappointment in his vote. Have you? If not please do so now. It could make the difference for the next vote on the NSA.

Your rep

Your rep knows exactly how and he/she voted and why. You are of no concern. If you have a contact list and/or social media, blast it out to them.

Appeasing on a per vote basis is no longer a viable option. We MUST vote these people out and replace them with Liberty people.

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

This is what happens when people vote for Nazi Gop.

It a sad day when the comi democrats are more friendly to the rule f law than the Nazi Gop when are thee people going to wake up and fire both parties?

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We know who you are now.....

"they have at least given the American people a political problem that can now be dealt with — by holding members accountable who voted to fund the domestic spying establishment"

"It’s not pessimistic, brother, because this is the blues. We are blues people. The blues aren’t pessimistic. We’re prisoners of hope but we tell the truth and the truth is dark. That’s different." ~CW

exactly, we can console

exactly, we can console ouselves, at least a little, that some good came from this