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37 Senators Show Continued Disdain of the 4th Amendment

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posted on May, 14 2020 @ 12:18 AM

Today the Senate voted on an amendment to the Patriot Act that would have ended warrantless surveillance of citizens' web browsing history. It needed 60 to pass but only received 59(with 4 Senators not voting). Here is a list of the 37 Senators who openly, unabashedly showed approval for the continued violation of our 4th Amendment rights:

Barrasso (R-WY)
Blackburn (R-TN)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Capito (R-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Collins (R-ME)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cotton (R-AR)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Graham (R-SC)
Hassan (D-NH)
Hyde-Smith (R-MS)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Jones (D-AL)
Kaine (D-VA)
Lankford (R-OK)
Manchin (D-WV)
McConnell (R-KY)
Perdue (R-GA)
Portman (R-OH)
Roberts (R-KS)
Romney (R-UT)
Rubio (R-FL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Tillis (R-NC)
Toomey (R-PA)
Warner (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
Young (R-IN)

I really wish Americans were as willing to stand up for their 4A rights as they are their 2A rights!! The 4th was effectively abolished years ago and still no one seems to notice and no one seems to care.

edit on 14-5-2020 by bigsnowman because: (no reason given)

edit on 14-5-2020 by bigsnowman because: added link

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 12:52 AM
I'm so happy that my Senator isn't on this "idiot's roll call"...

I will vote for him again, and voting "no" for this is exactly why.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:41 AM
a reply to: bigsnowman

Can't believe nobody from NJ-NY on that list.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 02:41 AM
Of course Blackburn would vote for that crap. I can't post the words I would use to describe her.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 06:51 AM
a reply to: bigsnowman

It would appear you have listed the 37 'nays' and none of the 59 'yeas'

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 07:26 AM
In fairness, they haven't voted on the final bill yet. It may be that some of these people are planning to introduce an amendment of their own to accomplish a similar purpose, but that the two groups differ in details.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 04:53 PM
a reply to: chadderson

It was to pass an amendment

"To remove internet website browsing information and search history from scope of authority to access certain business records for foreign intelligence and international terrorism investigations."

So a nay vote is a vote to continue the practice.

posted on May, 14 2020 @ 04:58 PM
a reply to: bigsnowman

Part of me finds incredible irony in presently arguing the Constitutionality of something relatively mundane such as this single provision of the Patriot Act in the middle of the largest, widest spread exercise in rejection of Constitutional Rights in this nation's history, in which the majority of the Bill of Rights seems to be politically important now only in absence of soothing peoples' fears of an invisible threat. (Yeah, I'm talking about the Constitutional violations involved in the present COVID lockdowns and gross overreaches of government at all levels performed in COVID's name). Another part of me is very pleased that both of Alaska's Senators voted in favor of eliminating this crappy law.

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