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Lindsey Graham On The Record - by Julie Borowski

1. Graham Voted for the No Child Left Behind Act

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) cosponsored and voted for the federal takeover of K-12 education known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This unconstitutional law takes away local control of schools by requiring states to implement federal standards and tests. No Child Left Behind has undermined the quality of U.S. education and costs taxpayers about $25 billion annually.

2. Graham Voted for the Patriot Act

Senator Graham voted for the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (PATRIOT) Act. Despite the seemingly well-intended title, the so-called Patriot Act violates our Fourth Amendment right to privacy. The law includes unprecedented surveillance powers that permit the federal government to spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant.

3. Graham Voted for TARP

Senator Graham voted for the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Taxpayers should have never been forced to pay for the mistakes of the big banks. He continues to make excuses for why he voted for the massive bank bailout. According to Graham, “I think TARP was necessary because the whole economy was going to collapse and Bernanke, Paulson, and everybody that I know and quite frankly trust, after Lehman brothers went down, that if we had not involved ourselves quickly you’d have a financial meltdown.”

4. Graham Voted to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage

Senator Graham voted for the Fair Minimum Wage Act that increased the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in 2007. Raising the minimum wage is a bad idea because it reduces employment, especially among low-skilled workers. The cost of raising the minimum wage is passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for goods and services.

5. Graham Voted for the Fiscal Cliff Deal

The fiscal cliff was a fake crisis created by Congress and President Obama. Senator Graham voted for the infamous New Year’s Day 2013 fiscal cliff deal that raised taxes on 77 percent of U.S. households and contained no real spending cuts.

6. Graham Cosponsored Cap and Trade Legislation

Senator Graham co-sponsored the Cap and Trade bill in Congress with Senators Joe Lieberman and John Kerry. The bill aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 17 percent by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. In a New York Times op-ed co-written with John Kerry, Graham wrote, “first, we agree that climate change is real and threatens our economy and national security. That is why we are advocating aggressive reductions in our emissions of the carbon gases that cause climate change.”

7. Graham Cosponsored a Internet Regulation Bill

Senator Graham cosponsored the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) that would have stifled free speech and innovation online. Under PIPA, the government would have the power to shut down millions of websites. This is a destructive violation of our constitutional right to free speech.

8. Graham Voted to Confirm Liberal Supreme Court Justices

Senator Graham voted to confirm Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. During Kagan’s confirmation hearing, she was unable to answer whether a law requiring Americans to eat vegetables was constitutional. Both Kagan and Sotomayor joined the 5-4 majority opinion to uphold the “constitutionality” of the individual mandate in ObamaCare.

9. Graham Voted to Raise Debt Ceiling Six Times

Senator Graham has irresponsibly voted to raise the debt ceiling six times. Raising the debt limit only encourages reckless spending in Washington. Congress needs to cut spending—not continue to raise the debt ceiling without any strings attached.

10. Graham Voted for NDAA with Indefinite Detention Provisions

Senator Graham voted for the NDAA with the indefinite detention clause. This controversial clause grants the president unlimited power to detain a U.S. citizen without charge or trial. The indefinite detention clause violates our constitutional right to a speedy and public trial in all criminal prosecutions.

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LEE BRIGHT for U.S. Senate - South Carolina, June 2014 Primary

A representative from the campaign recently contacted me and gave me a bunch of yard signs and I've been putting them up everywhere, lol, though some have gotten taken down... :(

Also received an invite to meet Lee Bright... You're supposed to donate a good amount though and money is very tight and I've already donated a small amount (more than I can afford), but I want to go anyway...

Anyway... DEFEAT Lindsey Graham!

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

of course he voted for all of those things

he is after all in the pocket of the special interests , him and his butt-buddy mccain.

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

JUMP off of

The Edge of the Earth, Graham.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU_xpBjMAZA

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

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Adwords campaigns..?

Who are the best Liberty minded challengers to Graham? I can start a positive adword campaign on their behalf.

Anyone want to join me in making a negative adword campaign against Graham? Like an "Anyone BUT Graham" type of campaign? I'm sure I can find some, but can anyone point me to any youtube videos showing Graham in a particularly unfavorable light? Or any good online articles that are critical of Graham?

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

Graham saying...

"...and when they ask for a lawyer, you tell them to 'shut up'..."

Declaring his distain for Constitutional rights.

PEOPLE OPPOSING TYRANNY - Real Grass Roots!
Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Lee Bright

http://www.brightforsenate.com/

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

C_T_CZ's picture

Thanks....

I'll create some ads tonight. Positive ads go to Lee Bright, negative ads go to Julie's fantastic "top 10 votes" article on FreedomWorks.

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

C_T_CZ's picture

Lions of Liberty podcast with Borowski...

After reading some threads on the DP about the Lions of Liberty, I downloaded some of their podcasts including one with Borowski. Nothing but high praises for both LoL and Julie. I recommend it if anyone is looking for new podcasts.

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

We are working

feverishly in South Carolina to get Graham replaced. There are 5 candidates in the Republican primary on June 10. The plan is to force a run-off by keeping Graham under 50% of the vote and then rallying behind the person who comes in second to Graham.

If Graham can be unseated, it will produce a avalanche of political activity to bring our country back on track by removing the rest of the big government, war-mongering neo-cons.

Graham infamously said in Greenville, SC, "I am not a Ron Paul republican". That is the single most truthful thing to come out of his mouth.

Dr. Mike Vasovski
South Carolina Campaign Chairman, Ron Paul 2012
The SINGLE vote in the SC delegation for RP, GOP Convention, Tampa, FL
2010 Candidate, US Congress SC-03
Past Chairman, Aiken, SC County Tea Party

Graham, McCain and numerous

other traitors to the constitution need to be called out! I plan to put together a list similar to the one you just started with all of the neocons prior to their next elections. (Unless there is one out there somewhere already). We should make it an activist "must do" to bring them into the light!

"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 referring to ISIS

big government republicans

They don't mind growing government. They just want to be the ones running it. Graham's record reads like the newt's.