Republicans are no better than Democrats, it was the Republicans who brought about all the infringement of personal liberty starting with the Patriot Act. You want to still vote for these bastards, go ahead but don’t cry foul when they screw you even more, if that’s at all possible. With Congressional approval at an all time low of 13% how can we justify keeping 87% of them?
I am so friggin pissed off right now!!! Stupid fuckin’ voters, rat bastard congress, when will you idiots and traitors understand that Congress works for WE THE PEOPLE not the other way around!!!
The Declaration of Independence dictates, by whatever means necessary, that we abolish the govt when it works against us but the Founders, some of the same guys who signed the Declaration signed the Constitution, put in place a system that the govt can stop us. First they tell us to stop the govt then turn around and tell us we can’t. Screw the Declaration, screw the constitution, screw the founders, why should we be the only ones screwed.
Bane Windlow is spot on, we brought it on ourselves and we are ignoring what they are doing to us while we kick back and watch Kate plus 8 or some such shit. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are a nation of cowards!!!
When George Orwell wrote 1984 he was ahead of his time, but I wonder if he truly knew just how accurate he was. He just got the date wrong. In the past week both the U.S. House and Senate voted on H.R. 658, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which “orders the Federal Aviation Administration to develop regulations for the testing and licensing of commercial drones by 2015.”
These drones will be placed over U.S. airspace around the country for surveillance. Of course, the neo-cons are justifying their betrayal of the American people by citing the threat of terrorism to spy on us 24 hours a day every time we walk outside anywhere in the country. They expect 30,000 of these to be in place within the next eight years.
People wonder how nations turn into a police state, well this is it. Our elected “representatives” legalize this kind of government abuse and the American people sit on their asses and do nothing to push back because they are too busy caught up in trivial matters like how much Kim Kardashian is getting from her divorce settlement. That or they embrace it because they are gullible and believe the propaganda fed to them that it’s all in the name of security. You think this technology isn’t going to used to abuse your Constitutional rights once it’s in place?
In the House, the vast majority of Republicans voted to step on your liberty. Most Democrats voted against it. In the Senate, it was pretty much a bipartisan raping of the American people.
Here is the roll call for North and South Carolina.
Voting for the drones:
- Renee Ellmers (R-NC-02)
- Walter Jones (R-NC-03)
- Virginia Foxx (R-NC-05)
- Howard Coble (R-NC-06)
- Mike McIntyre (D-NC-07)
- Sue Myrick (R-NC-09)
- Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10)
- Joe Wilson (R-SC-02)
Voting against the drones:
- G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-01)
- David Price (D-NC-04)
- Larry Kissell (D-NC-08)
- Mel Watt (D-NC-12)
- Brad Miller (D-NC-13)
- Tim Scott (R-SC-01)
- Jeff Duncan (R-SC-03)
- Trey Gowdy (R-SC-04)
- Mick Mulvaney (R-SC-05)
- Jim Clyburn (D-SC-06)
Heath Shuler (D-NC-11) did not vote.
In the Senate, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Kay Hagan (D-NC), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) voted for the drones. Jim DeMint (R-SC) voted against them.
Now correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this “big government?”