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Americans Elect Enacted New Bylaws November 18. What Changed? What Didn’t Change?

The 501c4 corporation Americans Elect is arranging for the nation’s first-ever privately-run online nomination of candidates for President and Vice President of the United States in 2012. As with any other corporation in the United States, it has a set of bylaws. On November 18, 2011 the Americans Elect corporation held an unannounced meeting at [...]

Full Text of Dennis Kucinich’s Speech Against the Patriot Act, 2/8/11

While some politicians whose names rhyme with “a sock-a-rama” have made big promises to reform the Patriot Act only to break those promises later, Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio has remained firmly set in word and practice against the Patriot Act in its nearly ten years, speaking out against it and most importantly voting against [...]

Rep. Bobby Scott Declares Opposition to Patriot Act (Full Text of 2/8/11 Speech)

Squeezing himself in as part of a mere 40 minutes of debate regarding reauthorization of key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, Rep. Robert Scott of Virginia rose to explain why later this evening he will be voting a firm NO (transcript of video broadcast):

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 514, which [...]

Text of Ron Paul Speech Against the Patriot Act, February 8 2011

Republican Representative Ron Paul took to the floor of the House of Representatives today to declare his opposition to H.R. 514, a bill to renew three key provisions of the Patriot Act. The following is a full transcription of his remarks:

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this bill. I was opposed to the [...]

Full text of Jared Loughner “Final Thoughts”: Insane Frappe of Arizona Libertarianism

Take libertarian conservative radio, pour it into the ear of someone who appears to be suffering from schizophrenia, and you get these “Final Thoughts” by someone who appears to be readying himself to commit a self-described “terrorist” act:

My final thoughts: Jared Lee Loughner!

Most people, who read this text, forget in the next 2 [...]

Full Text of Jared Lee Loughner Delusional Rant on Conscience Dreaming

The following is the full text of a YouTube rant by Arizona 8th District gunman Jared Lee Loughner, who appears to have gunned down several people and shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head today:

Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner.

This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; [...]

Homework: Read Up on H.R. 3845 and H.R. 3846 to Reform the Patriot Act and FISA Amendments Act

Homework time for people who care about civil liberties in the United States!

Today, two bills — H.R. 3845 to reform the Patriot Act and H.R. 3846 to reform the FISA Amendments Act — have been introduced to the House Judiciary Committee and are being prominently promoted by House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers. I’ve been [...]

Long, Full Text Transcript of John Edwards Speech Endorsing Barack Obama. Then, the Condensed Version.

The following is a full text transcription of John Edwards’ speech on the evening of May 14, 2008, the speech in which he endorsed Barack Obama for President of the United States:

Thank you. So the question is, what am I doing here?

You know, I was promised a jet-ski, and I haven’t gotten [...]