Courage FoundSubmitted by bear on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 13:30
Thank you to the post Give me Liberty or Give me Death by Lisa Street http://www.dailypaul.com/219088/give-me-liberty-or-give-me-d... I have finally gotten the courage to write my Congress as well as subscribe on the Daily Paul. My only regret is that I have only found Dr Paul this past year. Oh how I wish I had been active for him in his past presidential races. This campaign I have been slow to start because I first had to wake up, then I wanted to make sure I believed in Dr. Paul and his vision. And YES, I have and I do! I have begun telling friends and family and even got my husband, mom and 80 year old Pop to vote for him! I am still trying to get them out to the Missouri caucus on on the 17th though! Below is the letter I wrote this morning and sent to my representative and also updated and sent to my senators. I am getting ready to write the president as well. Thank you Daily Paul for being here. I just subscribed with payment!
My Dearest Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, I am extremely concerned as a US Citizen that my rights under the US Constitution Bill of Rights are quickly being eroded for the sake of homeland security. The homeland is no longer secure for US Citizens under (1) the Patriot Act, which permits the executive branch to conduct surveillance and searches of US citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment; (2) H. R.1540: National Defense Authorization Act, in opposition to the Sixth Amendment, allows for the military to indefinitely detain without trial any person, citizen or not, on foreign soil or domestic, if deemed a threat; (3) H.R. 347: Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, under which First Amendment rights have been restricted prohibiting the right to lawfully and peaceably assemble and petition the Government for redress of grievances around government buildings or any government official who is under the protection of the secret service; and (4) still in committee H.R. 3166: The Enemy Expatriation Act, which can strip me of my US Citizenship provided for under the Fourteenth Amendment should I be deemed a threat. The Executive Branch has also assassinated three US Citizens recently because they were determined to be terrorists, without a jury of their peers in a speedy and public trial as guaranteed in the Sixth Amendment. My US Citizenship goes back generations. I don't even know when my forefathers came to this wonderful country. My concern is that someone at sometime can determine that I am a threat for some unknown reason and that I will have no constitutional rights because they have been voted away by Congress and signed away by the Executive Branch. I understand that we must keep our homeland safe, but I do not expect it to be done by invalidating the US Constitution Bill of Rights, which has guaranteed my freedom and safety in this great land for which our kindred have shed their blood to guarantee and secure these certain unalienable rights. Furthermore, I have voted Republican straight ticket most of my life. (Although recently I voted for some Constitutional Party candidates as a protest.) I am seriously concerned as I reviewed that 223 and 227 Republican Congressional Representatives voted Yea. for passage of HR 347 and HR 1540 respectively. Additionally the House of Representative voice vote record was not kept for the Patriot Sunset Extension Act of 2011. I would like to understand why you also voted Yea on the recorded votes of HRs 347 & 1540, and why the voting record was not kept for the Sunset Act. I do not believe this to be a positive representation of my best interests as one of your constituents and a Natural Born Citizen of the United States of America. I see these removal of rights akin to WWII Nazi Germany, except I am not a Jew, just a US Citizen whose rights are being removed leaving me exposed to an unknown dictator in an unsecured future. Needless to say, I am concerned that just voicing my opinion herein, that I, a 48 year old housewife, may be seen as threat to my precious homeland. Sincerely Yours,