What we need in a presidential candidate is a leader who has actually already put his or her political career on the line in order to actively oppose NSA spying against Americans. Two Democratic senators come to mind.
Memo to President Obama: When the Fourth Amendment was passed, promising protection from unreasonable search by the government, I’m pretty sure that the Founding Fathers would have counted flying spy robots hovering over American cities as a form of unreasonable search.
A bipartisan U.S. Senate bill would limit the spying powers granted under the Patriot Act, bringing them closer to what is required under the 4th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.
On the issue of indefinite detention Senator Sherrod Brown has played the people of Ohio for chumps. The question is whether the people of Ohio will roll over like trained dogs and ask for more of the same. Sherrod Brown: Voting for Indefinite Detention Without
The following seven Democrats are among those who voted against the Udall amendment yesterday. They are all up for re-election in 2012. Americans who believe that liberty is worth keeping, and that imprisonment of people without criminal charge is wrong, should withhold their support from these Democrats’ campaigns.
Mark Udall had offered an amendment to remove this extreme and unconstitutional expansion of police powers, but the Senate voted to reject the amendment, with Democrats joining Republicans to oppose the preservation of liberty.
18 votes against the reformless reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act weren’t enough to stop the legislation from moving forward in the Senate, but the 13 Democrats, 4 Republicans and 1 Independent who made a stand to halt the reauthorization process on May 26 2011
As of today, 150 members of the 111th Congress of the United States have the dubious dishonor of not having introduced a single substantive bill for consideration. The following members of the House of Representatives have not introduced a single House bill or joint resolution:
How Could Bush Administration Detention of Citizens Occur Under Military Commissions Act? Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.
As testimony of Bush administration lawyers before the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court reveals, the Bush administration has gone to court asserting the right to: * Deploy the military domestically to American neighborhoods * Seize United States citizens without judicial warrants * Detain these citizens indefinitely