... an alleged Constitutional Conservative:
Dear Congressman DeSantis,
In my capacity as a member of the Volusia County Republican Executive Committee, I distributed literature supporting your candidacy while serving as a poll greeter last November. I am very disappointed with your vote today against the Smith-Gibson Amendment to the NDAA. This amendment would have safeguarded our rights as Americans by prohibiting the Federal Government from indefinitely detaining us without charge, counsel, or trial.
As recent events vividly illustrate, the Obama Administration has not hesitated to adopt the most expansive understanding of the power it holds over the citizens of our great nation. As the NDAA, in its current form, arguably allows for the indefinite detention of Americans in violation of their Fifth Amendment due process rights, why did you not vote for an amendment -- supported by Constitutional conservatives such as Michigan's Justin Amash, Kentucky's Thomas Massie, and Florida's own Ted Yoho -- that would have made clear to the Administration that it cannot use the NDAA to trample our liberty?
I regard this as an important vote, one that I will remember when deciding whether to campaign for your reelection in 2014. Please post a detailed explanation of why you did not support the Smith-Gibson Amendment to the NDAA.
Andrew Samuel Jetton
Republican Precinct Committeeman
Precinct 216, DeLand
I posted the above on the Facebook page of Rep. DeSantis (for public consumption) in addition to sending it in an email to the Congressman's Office. We will see what kind of response I get.
A Constitutional, Christian conservative who voted for Ron and stands with Rand