Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Text of S. 3081: Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 (excerpts)
Govtrack.us ^ | March 4, 2010 | US Senate/various

Posted on 04/20/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT by Fichori

Text of S. 3081: Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 (McCain's bill, excerpts)


SEC. 5. DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL OF UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.

An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent under section 3(c)(2) in a manner which satisfies Article 5 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War may be detained without criminal charges and without trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners in which the individual has engaged, or which the individual has purposely and materially supported, consistent with the law of war and any authorization for the use of military force provided by Congress pertaining to such hostilities.

SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.

(7) HOSTILITIES- The term ‘hostilities’ means any conflict subject to the laws of war, and includes a deliberate attack upon civilians and civilian targets protected by the laws of war.

(9) UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENT- The term ‘unprivileged enemy belligerent’ means an individual (other than a privileged belligerent) who--

(A) has engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners;

(B) has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or

(C) was a part of al Qaeda at the time of capture.


(Excerpt) Read more at govtrack.us ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; bho44; bhofascism; communism; congress; constitution; corruption; democrats; donttreadonme; elections; islam; john; liberalfascism; mcbama; mccain; mccaintruthfile; mcinsane; mckook; mcqueeg; military; obama; palin; rapeofliberty; republicans; rino; sarahmcpalin; sarahpalin; senoritasarah; socialism; statesrights; talkradio; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; wot
Click the link to read the full text. (just a few pages)

Exactly what does this bill accomplish?
1 posted on 04/20/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT by Fichori
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Fichori

It allows the Government, the ability to detain tea party folks without formal charges, indefinately.


2 posted on 04/20/2010 12:26:40 PM PDT by 724th (If the enemy is in range, so are you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori; All

JD Hayworth’s office came out 100% opposed to this bill. Go JD!!! Send that man some $$$$$$!!!


3 posted on 04/20/2010 12:36:04 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori
S 3081 IS

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S . 3081

To provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 4, 2010

Mr. MCCAIN (for himself, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. BROWN of Massachusetts, Mr. WICKER, Mr. CHAMBLISS, Mr. LEMIEUX, Mr. SESSIONS, and Mr. VITTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. PLACEMENT OF SUSPECTED UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS IN MILITARY CUSTODY.

SEC. 3. INTERROGATION AND DETERMINATION OF STATUS OF SUSPECTED UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.

SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON PROSECUTION OF ALIEN UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.

SEC. 5. DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL OF UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.

SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.


4 posted on 04/20/2010 12:38:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

What I just posted is the current verbage of the bill in total from Thomas. The official listing.


5 posted on 04/20/2010 12:39:10 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 724th; All
SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON PROSECUTION OF ALIEN UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.

(a) Limitation- No funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Justice may be used to prosecute in an Article III court in the United States, or in any territory or possession of the United States, any alien who has been determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent under section 3(c)(2).


WHAT?!?!

6 posted on 04/20/2010 12:40:07 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Fichori
The storm troopers are coming, the storm troopers are coming!!!

stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp stomp

7 posted on 04/20/2010 12:40:43 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Thanks, nice job on the formating!


8 posted on 04/20/2010 12:40:50 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

Thanks. I simply copied the html source for the bill from Thomas. This way there is no question of omission.

I share your concern about the bill and although I have strong support for 2 of the sponsors, I have VERY SERIOUS CONCERN for the verbage of the bill.

It put far too much power into the hands of the Executive. With too little control about how it is used.

I am sure the intent is not that, but the verbage in my opinion is a disaster.


9 posted on 04/20/2010 12:45:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: GodGunsGuts

McRino needs to go.

As in retire.


10 posted on 04/20/2010 12:45:39 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

I viewed the source of the govtrack.us and it just looked like a mess!

Yes, the verbiage is worrisome.


11 posted on 04/20/2010 12:50:39 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

This bill is ugly, and is not needed to accomplish what is its stated goal, the military trial of terrorists.
.


12 posted on 04/20/2010 12:52:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

SEC. 5. DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL OF UNPRIVILEGED ENEMY BELLIGERENTS.

KILL THE BILL!

13 posted on 04/20/2010 12:52:49 PM PDT by kosciusko51
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

“I am sure the intent is not that, but the verbage in my opinion is a disaster.”

.
Don’t be so sure Tex; McCain is that kind of guy! Don’t forget McCain-Feingold, and the Illegal Amnesty bill.
.


14 posted on 04/20/2010 12:55:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

I have great respect for Govtrack. Found them very accurate and they encourage re-using their work. They are opensource advocates as I am.

I used them when I created my Congressional Vote Score Card:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2406579/posts


15 posted on 04/20/2010 12:55:49 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: editor-surveyor

Yes, you are right about McCain.

But I do not feel that way about Inhofe and Sessions.


16 posted on 04/20/2010 12:57:15 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

How did Inhofe and Sessions let themselves get snookered into supporting McVain’s bill?


17 posted on 04/20/2010 12:59:28 PM PDT by tax-serf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

When I created the Congressional Vote Scorecard (many months ago) I used Gnumeric spreadsheet which included the links to the profile pages and created some fine HTML tables directly. I did not have to use an external app to accomplish that, the spreadsheet is in an XML format and exports directly to HTML output in 3 types.


18 posted on 04/20/2010 1:00:43 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: tax-serf
How did Inhofe and Sessions let themselves get snookered into supporting McVain’s bill?

Beats me, Inhofe and Sessions are good guys. McCain is a few bricks short and I question his motives.

19 posted on 04/20/2010 1:02:06 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

It’s good you clarified that...given the language of this hiddeous bill!


20 posted on 04/20/2010 1:04:04 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

All I meant was that the page source didn’t have the bill’s text in a nice neat easy to copy format. (most fancy pages are like that)

They do have a handy extract feature, but I didn’t see a way to grab the whole thing.


21 posted on 04/20/2010 1:05:08 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

I suspect that Inhofe, and Sessions may not have had the time to read the whole bill, and are being “useful idiots” in this case.


22 posted on 04/20/2010 1:05:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Fichori; All

Click Here

23 posted on 04/20/2010 1:18:26 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

When I looked at Govtrak yesterday the entire bill was not there. Just the summary.

We had several discussions about it yesterday and I went over to Thomas and excerpted the source of the HTML. That way insuring accuracy and speed.

I was able to copy the data from Govtrack on the votes on the bills and paste it directly into Gnumeric a spreadsheet. When I did that on a Windows machine which had .net support it also copied their links intact for the congressmen’s names. On my old Linux box, the links do not work when I recreate it. It is a version issue, that I intend to upgrade soon.

Lost my job about 2 months ago and the company PC with it. 105 year old company is closing and I have bid on my old PC but not yet been told if I got it. This was the 2nd time I had worked for the company (total of 20 years- 14+ years first time plus 5-1/2 years 2nd time). Started with them in January 1972, like loosing an old friend. (also worked for similar company 15 years between stints.)


24 posted on 04/20/2010 1:18:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

Sorry about the job :(

I live in Linux, so I don’t have all the html copy/paste stuff. (but, whoa, my browser and its composer/editor does. didn’t know that)

Hehe, I learn something new every day it seems!


25 posted on 04/20/2010 1:29:31 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Fiddlstix

Ditto!


26 posted on 04/20/2010 1:30:32 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Ping.

And cue the McCain bootlickers. They know who they are.


27 posted on 04/20/2010 1:36:01 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

Thanks, it will be OK.

I have been a Linux user for over 10 years. 1st distribution was an UMSDOS version of Slackware. Have a newer linux box that I pulled the hard drive out of for a friend who lost his job several months ago. Am shopping for a replacement drive, will rebuild it and expect to be back up to speed.

Still hope to purchase my old company PC. It had a copy of Quark 6.5 that I used daily with Xdata plugin. Might find a use for it. But still waiting to see if they sell it to me for what I offered. The apps were registered to me and to the company so I am interested. I used that PC to create a 3,000 page distributor catalog and all the Promotions (some were 1,000 pages long). Also maintained the web images for the distributor from that PC. Pulled the data from an AS400 and created the print stuff in Quark.

At 62 still hold my own technically with the “Wonder Kinder”.


28 posted on 04/20/2010 1:41:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

BUMPS!!!


29 posted on 04/20/2010 1:47:05 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Texas Fossil

I cut my teeth on Slackware 8.0, 10 years ago.

Now running Slackware 11.0 (left hand computer) and Kubuntu 8.04 (right hand computer), 8 desktops each, 3-10 windows per desktop.

And still catching up on stuff from last night, lol.


30 posted on 04/20/2010 2:00:42 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

“’Wee-Weed Up’ pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?”

.
That you Conan?


31 posted on 04/20/2010 3:32:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: editor-surveyor
Are you referring to FReeper conan?

But no, I'd not heard the name until you mentioned it now.
32 posted on 04/20/2010 3:43:25 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

What does this do?

In the hands of Obama? I shutter to think.


33 posted on 04/20/2010 4:08:39 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

No, I meant Conan the Barbarian, as in the old ‘80s Swarzenegger movie.
.


34 posted on 04/20/2010 4:29:06 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Fichori
We don't need this bill. Presidents already have this power.

Remember Yaser Handi and Jose Padilla? They were US citizens.

35 posted on 04/20/2010 5:07:48 PM PDT by walsh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: editor-surveyor

LOL!

Never seen the movie, but I did read a review.

Nope, not him, but he seems like a likable enough chap.


36 posted on 04/20/2010 5:14:52 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Fichori
...unprivileged enemy belligerent...

What's that, and how do they differ from a "privileged" enemy belligerent?

37 posted on 04/20/2010 5:20:48 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DuncanWaring

See the tail end of post #4

Basically, it references the Geneva Convention and ‘the laws of war’. (whatever those are)


38 posted on 04/20/2010 5:24:04 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Fichori
1) IN GENERAL- The operations and activities of high-value detainee interrogation groups under this section shall be governed by such regulations and guidance as the President shall establish for purposes of implementing this section. The regulations shall specify the officer or officers of the Executive Branch responsible for determining whether an individual placed in military custody under section 2 meets the criteria for treatment as a high-value detainee for purposes of interrogation and determination of status by a high-value interrogation group under this section.

Way too much power for this president.

39 posted on 04/20/2010 6:51:03 PM PDT by WVNan (I hate the liberal news corpse..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: WVNan

A 25CC weedweater is too much power for this _resident.


40 posted on 04/20/2010 6:52:51 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

I think it means that captured alien terrorists don’t get a jury trial.


41 posted on 04/21/2010 12:25:54 AM PDT by AndrewC
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Fichori; GodGunsGuts
Bump

This bill needs to be stopped. This why we can not have any more McCain type Rinos in the Senate or House. We can't afford to lose our liberties and freedoms just because they have an R by their name. If whoever is running can not stand on conservative principles then it is time for them to go.

42 posted on 04/21/2010 2:57:54 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Captain Beyond

Amen brother! Also, if you get a chance, please go over to Drudge with excerpt and link and ask why he’s not covering this (on his newstip box).

All the best—GGG


43 posted on 04/21/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne; GodGunsGuts; Fichori
This bill is insidious D1. Could you add your John McCain's Whimsical World of Conservatism post for all to see why we can not afford any more Republicans like him in seats of power.

Thanks Captain Beyond

44 posted on 04/21/2010 4:43:20 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: All
Latest article: McCain-Lieberman Bill Would Deny Civilian Trials for "Enemy Belligerents"
45 posted on 04/21/2010 10:55:40 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Captain Beyond; All
Sorry so late...

John McCain's Whimsical World of Conservatism
Food for thought for the George Soros, Teressa Heinz Kerry, Tides Foundation et al  wing of the Republican Party.

1958/00/00 McCain graduates from Annapolis, 894th out of a class of 898.  McCain had conflicts with higher-ups, and he was disinclined to obey every rule.
1958/00/00 McCain loses the first of five aircraft he will lose over the period of his career as a Naval Pilot, contributing to him becoming a reverse Ace.  Poore states circa 1960.  Article here states 1958.  Ace McCain 
1960/00/00 McCain graduates from flight training.  He is required to do six arrested landings aboard the Training Aircraft Carrier, the USS Antietam, in the Gulf of Mexico to be certified.  He completes two.
1979/04/00 McCain meets Cindy Hensley.  She is 24, he is 42.  They start dating shortly thereafter. "I persuaded her to join me for drinks at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. By the evening's end, I was in love."  Source: Dan Norwicki and Bill Muller LINK
1980/01/07 McCain officially ended cohabiting with Carol his first wife according to court documents.
1980/02/19 McCain sues Carol his first wife for divorce. Ronald and Nancy Reagan are not amused and rush to Carol's aid. Ed Meese and others step in to help Carol with jobs and lodging.
1980/03/06 McCain obtains marriage license to marry Cindy Hensley
1980/04/02 McCain's divorce to Carol is granted  (Carol does not contest this divorce, and doesn't enter into the procedings at all)
1980/05/17 McCain marries Cindy Hensley
1982/00/00 McCain enters Congress, with his family accepts first of nine trips some aboard Keating's leer jet, three of which include stayovers at Keating's Caribbean resort (goes unreported for up to 7 years)
1983/09/28 McCain joins 26 other Republicans to vote with the Majority Party Congressional Democrats to demand U.S. Troops exit Lebanon, winds up on the losing side
1986/04/00 McCain's wife Cindy and her father invest $359,100 in a Charles Keating strip mall
1987/00/00 McCain has received $112,000 by this time for Congressional and Senate campaigns, from Charles Keating, his relatives, and his employees, the largest amount to any Keating 5 member
1987/04/02 McCain joins four Democrats to intercede on behalf of his S&L Owner friend Keating with Ed Gray, chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and also banking regulators (2 meetings)
1988/02/11 McCain votes to affirm Anthony Kennedy as a justice for the SCOTUS
1989/00/00 McCain discloses Keating trips as his involvement in the S&L scandal breaks, reimbursing $13,433.00 with no repercussions as late as seven years after the fact
1990/10/02 McCain votes to Confirm Justice David H. Souter from New Hampshire to be an Associate Justice on the SCOTUS Court
1993/01/13 McCain and John Kerry release the Select Committee report urging the MIA issue be put to rest so that Vietnam could be granted normalized relations with the U.S., over objections by MIA family and veterans groups.  Video1  Video2  ( I do not endorse all of the information presented in video1 here.  The video does touch on a number of topics, and I think most are germane )  If I could have found video that contained most of this information without touching on McCain's POW experience I would have posted it instead.  Still, there are parts of McCain's POW experience that are troubling.  I'd just rather not go there.  Video2 shows how one MIA family rep is treated, confirming some of the reports in Video1.
1993/08/10 McCain joins the Democrats and most Republicans voting to confirm Ruth Bader Ginsberg, the worst justice on the court today.  Three Republicans vote Nay.
1993/10/10 McCain co-sponsors an unsuccessful bill to cut off funding of United States troops in Somalia
1994/07/24 McCain joins with the Democrats to confirm nominee Stephen Breyer to be an Associate Justice on the SCOTUS.  Nine Senators voted Nay...
1995/09/07 McCain/Feingold first start pushing for and submitting bills for Campaign Finance Reform, and although it crashes and burns a number of times, they dogedly keep reintroducing revamped legislation for that purpose Feingold
1997/00/00 McCain leads the opposition to the Coats Amendment, preventing government funded fetal tissue research ( derived from "a legal act" [abortion] )  Amendment defeated!
1999/04/02 McCain advocates sending our ground troops into the Balkins.
1999/08/19 McCain stated, "Certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade,"
2000/00/00 McCain joins Democrat Russ Feingold to introduce Campaign Finance Reform, an effort funded by George Soros  Article
2000/00/00 McCain was the keynote speaker at the ultra-liberal Philadelphia convention sponsored by George Soros while John F. Kerry keynoted at another Soros event on the same day...
2000/11/20 McCain participates in the production of a gun control spot for Oregon's Proposition Five.  (Circa this date, prior to the November election.)  Article
2001/00/00 McCain founded the Reform Institute funded by George Soros' Open Society Institute, Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation, several other non-profits.  CapnsQtrs  Malkin WND  Contains information on Juan Hernandez and numerous McCain Campaign staff from 2000, that found potitions at the Reform Institute  Contains information on who funded McCain's efforts on Campaign Finance Reform, Comprehansive Immigration Reform and a number of Global Warming bills listed in this timeline
2001/05/15 McCain introduces the Gun Show Loophole bill S890, with Carper, Lieberman, DeWine, Clinton, and Schumer co/sponsoring. Analysis
2001/05/25 McCain defends Jeffords for switching parties and caucusing with the Democrats, saying the Republican party treated him and others unfairly, who wouldn't tow the party line.  This remained true to form for McCain as he had been shooting his mouth off at the expense of the Bush administration on just about any public forum he could claw his way into since Bush had secured the White House in December of 2000.  McCain was very bitter that Bush had bested him in the primaries of 2000, and he determined to take his pound of flesh from the Bush administration at every opportunity.  See also Peak Maverick and other here.
2002/03/27 McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform is enacted, becomes law 2003 01 01
2003/03/18 McCain takes the floor of the Senate to speak out against Bush tax cuts.
2003/03/19 McCain joins Democrats to vote against drilling in ANWR
2003/10/30 McCain joins Lieberman again, this time to introduce the Climate Stewardship Act (Gorebal worming et al) it falls short in the Senate vote on this day  Thomas  Bill S139  LINK
2003/10/30 McCain Lieberman bill is addressed by Kit Bond
2004/03/10 McCain states he would entertain an offer to be John Kerry's Vice-President, but doesn't see a realistic scenario where he would be asked.  Later denies he would leave the Republican party.  YouTube
2004/03/18 McCain Defends John Kerry on Defense matters
2004/03/30 McCain joins Lieberman again, this time to introduce another Climate Warming bill with ten Democrat and ten Repbulican cosigners.
2004/04/02 McCain states, "I believe my party has gone astray, I think the Democratic Party is a fine party, and I have no problems with it, in their views and their philosophy, but I also feel the Republican Party can be brought back to the principles I articulated before."
2006/04/04 McCain offers anybody in the crowd $50 an hour to pick lettuce in Arizona. Shouts of protest rose from the crowd, with some accepting McCain’s job offer. “I’ll take it!” one man shouted. McCain supporting guest worker program
2004/06/04 McCain signs letter with 58 Senators, "We write to urge you (President Bush) to expand the current federal policy concerning embryonic stem cell research."
2004/08/05 McCain announces he deplores the Swift Boat adds against Senator John Kerry, and asks the White House to refute them  LINK2
2005/00/00 McCain resigns from the Reform Institute he founded with George Soros.  His top advisors remain on the Reform Institute payroll, making big dollars.
2005/01/12 McCain introduces a bill (S1033) on the floor of the Senate, during the first session of the 109th Congress.  It's co-authors are Ted Kennedy, Brownbeck, Lieberman, Graham, and Salazar.  The bill among other things, initiates a study (Section 1004) on how to set up a system where U.S. health insurers can become bi-national, providing health insurance to U.S. and Mexican citizens.  McCain was trying to set up a road to health care for Mexican nationals. Is this more infrastructure being 'harmonized' in the effort to establish a one hemispheric entity, the North American Union?  One must ponder, Is John MeCain our Senator, a Mexican Senator ruling from our side of the border, or a representative of the United Nations assigned to relegate the United States to a nation whose citizens have absolutely no way to affect the laws they are subject to?  If we're just part of the North American Union, what real sovereignty will we have?  What ability will we have to demand our laws be changed, if two other nations want those laws because they favor them?
2005/01/28 McCain declares, "I want us in the ICC (International Criminal Court)", but I would like to see more safeguards first
2005/05/12 McCain joins Ted Kennedy to introduce McCain/Kennedy immigration legislation that would wind up making illegal immigrants citizens
2005/05/24 McCain joins 13 other Republican and Democrat Senators to form the Gang of 14, foolishly opting to preserve an undemocratic Senate rule instead of following the Constitution and historical precedent.  Analysis1  Analysis2  Analysis3
2006/02/20 McCain addresses immigration reform ralley of mixed group including SEIU and ACORN(in support of immigration reform bill) by saying, "What makes America special is what's in this room tonight." additional video
2006/03/30 McCain makes a lengthy statement on the floor of the United States Senate, addressing immigration reform, lauding the illegal alien with sympathetic stories, insulting U.S. workers, and focusing on those who die coming across the border.  He fails to call for repatriation, or national guard troops on the border.  Within weeks President Bush announces he will send 6,000 nation guard troops to the border.
2006/04/28
McCain states, "I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected that has become corrupt."
2006/09/06 McCain joins Dole to write op-ed for the Washington Post, states in part, "We should publicly remind Khartoum that the International Criminal Court has jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes..."
2006/12/01 McCain writes letter to the incoming defense secretary Robert Gates stating Airbus Government subsidy issue "may risk eliminating competition before bids are submitted,..." The Air Force changed the criteria four days later, eliminating subsidy consideration.  As of 2008/03/11, top current advisers to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign last year lobbied for a European plane maker that beat Boeing to a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, taking sides in a bidding fight that McCain has tried to referee for more than five years.  Two of the advisers gave up their lobbying work when they joined McCain's campaign. A third, former Texas Rep. Tom Loeffler, lobbied for the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. while serving as McCain's national finance chairman.
2007/02/05 McCain joins Joseph Lieberman to introduce the Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act.  See related energy tax analysis here 2008/01/10
2007/02/17 McCain states he will close Guantanamo Bay terrorist detainment center on his first day in office  Video  (same as date link on the left)
2007/03/22 McCain gets the pledged support of Chuck and Sue Cobb, Jeb Bush's Florida Director of the Free Trade of the Americas Agreement effort
2007/06/00 McCain joins Baldwin, Shays and Meehan to file an amicus brief against the Wisconsin Right to Life organization  brief  The wrong side of a pro-life issue, helping pro-abort Feingold
2007/06/18 McCain's Gitmo problem, close the base, grant some Geneva Convention status reserved for lawful combatants, stop water boarding...
2007/10/25 McCain still wants us to sign the L.O.S.T. treaty in time, but does have concerns over sovereignty issues.
2007/12/17 McCain gets the Boston Globe's endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/01/10 McCain Lieberman energy tax is addressed in National Review.  Intoduced here 2007/02/05
2008/01/16 McCain's Top 10 Class-Warfare Arguments Against Tax Cuts Human Events touches on them all here.  He's sounding like a Democrat again...
2008/01/25 McCain gets the New York Times' endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/01/25 McCain and Hillary share a lot of political views says Bill Clinton.  No comment from the McCain camp.  YouTube
2008/02/03 McCain gets the Los Angeles Times' endorsement in the Republican Primaries
2008/03/00 McCain makes his first attempt to tell a state (North Carolina) Republican Party what to do.  The RNC joins him.  (North Caroline tells him to pond sand)
2008/03/24 McCain hires Meg Whiteman to cochair his Presidential campaign.  Whiteman is another wishy washy at best Independent, who has donated to leftist candidates and still doesn't have a clue what side to come down on with regard to illegal immigration.  She is leaning toward running for Governor in California and being courted by it's Republican leadership.  Links to CalCowGirl's comments regarding Whiteman's donations.  Article above.
2008/03/26 McCain speech to the World Affairs Council, Europe may get veto power over some of our foreign policy...
2008/03/26 McCains, John and Cindy telegraph support for the independent state of Kosovo.  Cliff Kincaid at AIM comments...
2008/04/08 McCain casts last Senate vote during his Presidential Campaign.  By the EOBD 06/30/08, he has missed 373 votes or 61.8% of the Senate votes in the 110th Congress.  His has cast one vote since 03/14/08.  It was on April 8th.  LINK
2008/05/09 McCain's interview with O'Reilly... I won't drill in ANWR... it's pretty... I'm an environmentalist.  (note: there's a good chance he may have an environMental disorder)
2008/05/12 McCain Joins the Goreball Worming Cult, sounding more like Al Gore every day...  McCain's Oregon add Video
2008/05/13 McCain takes an Environmental walk, with the leader of the Cascade Land Conservancy... (another series of fruit loop moments)
2008/05/13 McCain calls for green-house gas cuts, and criticizes the Bush administration (AGAIN), using Democrat talking points sounding just like Al Gore.
2008/05/15 McCain states he will appoint Democrats to his administration, during a Republican teleconference and during a Columbus stump speech
2008/05/27 McCain announces support for severe cutbacks on our nuclear weapons, withdrawing battlefield nukes from Europe and giving our nuclear waste to an international body
2008/06/04 McCain states, "I disagreed strongly with the Bush administration's mismanagement of the war in Iraq."
2008/06/14 McCain tells Clinton supporters they should back him because he voted for Ginsberg and Breyer  Said this to Conservatives on 2008/05/07
2008/06/18 McCain joins Barack Obama today in signing on to sponsor Joseph Bidens Global HIV/AIDS bill.  This monstrosity would cost the U.S. in excess of $50 Billion dollars of taxpayer money  S.2731
2008/06/21 McCain and Obama are to address open borders group in Los Angeles on July 18th, 2008, Communists and worst of U.S. Illeagal Alien appologist groups...  It was announced on this date.
2008/06/21 McCain and team realize he has so little credibility on judicial appointments, that they announce he will let Fred Thompson vet his judges.  That's 06/21/08's version of truth...
2008/06/28 McCain declares, "I will make comprehensive immigration reform my “top priority,” during my first 100 days in office.  He assures Latino leaders that they will have an ally in the White House.  As of this date, Conservatives know they won't have one.
2008/07/03 McCain Allies Find Financing Loopholes, Governors' Fund Recruits Big Donors; Bid to Catch Obama  LINK  Another do as I say, not as I do moment.  Well, a long series of moments over time would be more like it.
2008/07/16 McCain and Obama's cosponsored (Joe Biden Originated) Global HIV/AIDS bill passes the Senate in a vote of 80 to 16.  It now has to go back to the House for reconsiliation.  Bush actively lobbied for this $50 billion dollar monstrosity.  S.2731
2008/08/25 McCain offers $50 dollars an hour to Americans who will pick lettuce. Audience members immediately raise their hands, and McCain gets snippy.  He says, "You must work all season, and you can't do it!", insulting the American workers.  Mark Levin covers it on his show.  LINK
2008/10/10 McCain states Obama is a decent person and you don't need to be scared of him being president. Video1  Tells folks to be respectful of Obama. He respects Okama and his accomplishments.
Video2
2008/11/20 McCain supports Barack Obama's pick of Gov. Janet Napolitano as director of homeland security
2009/04/28 McCain states he could understand why Spector would change parties, being behind in the primary race.  What does this bode for McCain in 2010?  If he's understands so well, is he willing to switch parties?
2009/07/01 McCain's camp gets skewered by Tammy Bruce in her commentary titled, "McCain's Camp Praises Sanford and Trashes Palin?"
2009/07/12 McCain plans to lead an effort to reverse the decision in committee that would add $1.7 billion for 12 additional F-22s next year. 
2009/07/13 McCain, in an unusual alliance with the Obama administration, moved Monday to eliminate $1.75 billion recently inserted into the proposed 2010 defense budget for more (F22) fighter jets from Lockheed Martin.
2009/07/14 McCain backs Obama on F-22 cuts, but advocates vow fight
2009/07/21 McCain gives credit to President Obama for standing firm, on cutting F22 funding
2009/09/24 McCain Palin break on F-22 cuts
2009/10/21 McCain says, “I haven’t looked at him that carefully because I haven’t been around,” regarding Arpaio’s well-publicized exploits in the Phoenix area, when asked what he thought of him. However McCain had known enough about
Arpaio around 2004 to back Mesa police Cmdr. Dan Saban over him.
2009/10/25 McCain defends Obama against Cheney's comments on his Afghanistan dithering, calls for unity with president
2009/11/18 McCain defends campaign staff against Palin
2009/12/02 McCain criticizes Obama for proposal to cut Medicare to fund health care, but fourteen months ago... this.
2009/12/06 McCain defends Palin while referring to her as irrelevent, then lauds her work
2010/01/10 McCain Strategist Schmidt trashes Palin, says McCain had planned to name Lieberman as his VP choice in 2008
2010/01/20 McCain coopts Palin for his own purposes.
2010/01/21 McCain and Brown meet, McCain's office... coopting alert
2010/01/21 McCain/Feingold Finance Reform takes big hit from SCOTUS, as Conservatives had first predicted Malkin
2010/01/22 McCain coopts Brown for his own purposes. Conservatives: Beware of McCain Regression Syndrome
2010/01/23 McCain's PAC supports California's former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for U. S. Senate, likes Jessie Jackson and gender politics.
2010/01/26 McCain, U.S. Supreme Court overturns bulk of McCain/Feingold Act (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)
2010/01/26 McCain, Bayh team up on spending freeze bill to back Obama, and to grant him line item veto.
2010/02/03 McCain introduces the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.  Bill S3002.  The U.S. Government and the pharmaceutical industry have been trying for decades to clamp down on dietary supplements, to protect people from God knows what, to reduce competition with their medications, and also to gain market share in this arena.
2010/03/24 McCain joins other Senators to form a caucus on Global Internet Freedom.  While sounding rather benign, McCain's past inability to see things clearly, causes concern regarding any effort he decides to become a part of, especially if it's as important as a tool of freedom of speech.  One can only wonder if this will come back to haunt us like so many other things he's become involved in have.
2010/03/25 McCain calls for civility in debate over the Health Care bill, echos Democrats call for peace.  RNC head Steele refuses to buy in.
2010/03/26 McCain is taken to task by Andrew C. McCarthy in a commentary titled, "the Mark of McCain".  It seems McCain offered (and Graham was involved too) an amendment that had terrible ramifications, in all likelihood leading to the release of Mohamedou Slahi, one of the 9/11 plotters.  Read the detailed summary at the link.
2010/03/26 McCain, even the L.A. Times has his number.  They herald his movement to the right (during re-election bid).  They also touch on how McCain coopted (my term, not theirs) Palin and Brown for his benefit.
2010/03/26
McCain appears with Palin on FoxNews' "On the Record", with Greta Van Susteren.  Among other things, Palin states, "I support his position on immigration."
2010/03/27 McCain calls in his favors from Palin, and she spends the day lavishing praise on him at appearances.
2010/04/12 McCain's "FRIENDS" place this video on YouTube, making fun of Republican concerns on a number of issues, utilizing juvenile tactics to smear J.D. Hayworth.  The attacks come off precisely the way a Democrat attack would on each issue.  I'm sure the Democrats will appreciate this when they face Hayworth after he wins the primary.
2010/04/14 McCain gets testy, "Agitated McCain: Don't call me a maverick" saying he never thought of himself as a 'Maverick'.  Strangely the last few days are the first times he has objected to the title.  His face used to light up with an ear to ear grin when they began labeling him as one eight to ten years ago.  He was the darling of the leftist Talking Head shows for nearly a decade for this reason alone.  He was willing to carp at the expense of his own party and fellow members, buttressing the leftist paradigm.  More links (1) (2) (3)  See also: Peak Maverick this LINK, explaining in part why McCain was first called a Maverick.  It started in 2001, and McCain reveled in it.
2010/04/14 McCain is described by former Congessman Tom Tancredo as "a squish", "a liberal Republican".  Harsh comments at link, explaining what McCain would have been like if elected president.
2010/04/16 McCain, a search of his big donors in 2008, reveals some interesting figures.  Mr. Campaign Finance Reform himself, always a big mouth about how much money floats around Washington, D.C. corrupting other politicians, and himself pushing through un-Constitutional legislation to limit such donations, had a sure fire method to make sure he got his.  Speaking of crooked, I can only wonder, was he speaking from experience?

v 2010/04/16

46 posted on 04/22/2010 8:30:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

Thanks D1 for helping to expose why we can’t afford anymore RINOS. Great job btw for putting all that together.


47 posted on 04/22/2010 9:49:31 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

Wow, impressive!

Thanks for posting!


48 posted on 04/22/2010 10:41:45 PM PDT by Fichori ('Wee-Weed Up' pitchfork wielding neolithic caveman villager with lit torch. Any questions?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Captain Beyond

Thank you. I appreciate your comments.


49 posted on 04/23/2010 8:17:27 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Fichori

Thank you. I appreciate it.


50 posted on 04/23/2010 8:19:19 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Be still & kneel before the know-nothing Omnipotent One, Il Douche' Jr., may fleas be upon him.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson