Watching the DC establishment respond to Senator Rand
Paul’s efforts to sunset important aspects of the Patriot Act is like peeling back the skin of a decaying onion to expose
the rot. Members of the Senate all take an oath to defend and protect the U.S. Constitution. Well those “public servants”
who are doing their perfected “Potomac Two Step” would have the public believe that next week’s vote on
some version of the House passed USA Freedom Act will halt the NSA from their systematic violation of 4th Amendment protections.
As expected the disinformation from the corporatist
media, USA Today misleads as expected.
“The Senate voted 77-17 to advance a bill that would end the National Security Agency’s controversial
bulk collection of the phone data of millions of Americans not suspected of any terrorist activity.”
As any sincere and knowledgeable spectator to the national
tragedy and transition into a police state understands that bucking the establishment carries a very heavy price.
Sentiments expressed by Rand Paul that 'I’m not going to take it anymore', should be a cry and rally point for any American who has an ounce of courage and guts to confront and challenge the Federal
monster, bent upon controlling each and every honest citizen.
“This is a debate over the Bill of Rights,” he said. “This is a debate over the Fourth
Amendment. This is a debate over your right to be left alone.”
Retaliation against opposition to the totalitarian authoritarianism regime that is being constructed
is par for the course. Conceding the outcome from this dust up, Rand Paul says Freedom Act will ‘Ultimately Pass’.
hard for me to have trust in the people who we are giving great power to,” Paul said, adding he plans to offer some
No matter the final
resolution, the fight to make a national issue out of the universal violation of individual communications is both necessary
When Senator Ted Cruz states: “The USA Freedom Act is the right policy approach. It protects the civil liberties of every American. It ends
the federal government’s bulk collection of phone metadata from law abiding citizens and at the same time ensures that
we maintain the tools that are needed to target violent terrorists and prevents acts of terrorists”, he demonstrates
his significant departure from that of Senator Paul.
The lack of merits in a transition from The Patriot Act is now USA Freedom Act was recently discussed in an Inherent Autonomy essay. Supporting GOP office holders who are ignorant of the true nature of
constitutional protections and civil liberties has been a hallmark of why Republicans will never right this ship of state.
RINO’s, NeoCons and country club Republicans
are not reliable patriots. Phony and expedient Democrats, who purport to be defenders of liberty, mostly are opportunists.
The governance political class will never allow a Rand Paul, individual liberty proponent to gain real power.
An example on how the toxic sausage is ground out,
cited in the National Journal illustrates how dissent is not tolerated by the power brokers.
“Paul encountered procedural resistance as he rose to speak on the Senate
floor earlier Sunday, as a disagreement broke out between him and Sen. John McCain, Sen. Dan Coats, and presiding Sen. Chuck
Grassley over whether time for debate had ended. During a brief break to figure out the disagreement, a clearly frustrated
Paul could be overheard telling a floor aide the time-keeping was incorrect: "That's a lie ... it was not 23 minutes
... that is inaccurate."
Paul, finally allowed to speak, began raising his voice to passionately make his case that the Patriot Act allows
unconstitutional surveillance on law-abiding Americans.
"Get warrants on people we have suspicion on!" Paul yelled. "Quit
wasting time on innocent American people."
Essentially, federal elected representatives, only stand for defending government dominance; and treat constituents
as irritants and obstacles.
the actual voting list from the U.S. Senate on Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Upon Reconsideration Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to H.R. 2048 )
Grouped By Vote Position