Skip to comments.House votes to continue NSA surveillance program (217-205)
Posted on 07/24/2013 4:39:40 PM PDT by 11th_VA
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to continue the collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records in the fight against terrorism.
The chamber rejected a measure to end the program's authority. The vote was 217-205 on Wednesday.
Republican Rep. Justin Amash had challenged the program as an indiscriminate collection of phone records. His measure, if approved by the full House and Senate and signed by the president, would have ended the program's statutory authority.
The White House, national security experts in Congress and the Republican establishment had lobbied hard against Amash's effort.
Libertarian-leaning conservatives and some liberal Democrats had supported Amash's effort.
The vote was unlikely to settle the debate over privacy rights and government efforts to thwart terrorism
I thought the Kenyan told us that the war on terror was over! Who is lying here?!
OK - maybe a dozen didn’t vote
But a lot are on record now.
Can’t walk away from that. They just said they don’t care about the 4th amendment.
You got that right !
Final roll call still hasn't been published, but The Guardian is reporting that the measure generally found more support among Democrats than Republicans, although the difference was slight. Current Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) voted no.
If anyone still doubts that the republican party is in bed with and supports the democrat/fascists please speak up.
pathetic every republican who voted no has shown himself to be a rino scum
The NSA has damaging information on many politicians. It will take a revolution to dislodge them now.
Told ya. There isn’t a chance in hades of NSA data gathering being defunded. The gop wing of the uniparty loves the police state aspects of this data gathering while the ‘rat wing loves the blackmail aspects.
Just more kabuki theater.
“If anyone still doubts that the republican party is in bed with and supports the democrat/fascists please speak up.”
Just give me access to the database and a simple ‘rm *.*’ should do it ...
“pathetic every republican who voted no has shown himself to be a rino scum”
These are not “rinos.” They are the substance of the gop wing of the uniparty.
From the root.
Big secret. They've been shoving the 4th amendment up our butts for years.
They know no one is going to do squat. There are no party lines when it comes to shredding the Constitution.
I would say more, but then a swat team from some obscure federal agency would be bashing in my door and shooting the dog.
The republic is dead. All hail Caesar.
Here’s the list:
The Republican Party is just Democrat light. There is no political party left to support.
“They just said they dont care about the 4th.
I’ll save you the concern: they don’t care about any of the other 9 Amendments in the bill of rights, either.