Happening NOW: Rand Paul has been holding the Senate floor to keep them from passing the Patriot Act

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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"For the past seven hours, Senator Paul has been holding the Senate floor, keeping Reid and his allies from rushing this bill through the Senate without debate or amendments." Please give Senator Paul's office a call at 202-224-4343 to thank him for standing up for the American people and the Constitution! Afterward, please give both of your senators another call through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Ask them to stand with Rand Paul, the Constitution, and the fundamental liberties that made America great by opposing the rushed extension of these three provisions without debate - and unamended.



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Rand Paul's Excellent Speech against the Extension of Patriot Act


FACT : Only 5 Democrats voted against the Patriot Act
Rand Paul is the real deal! Sometimes I wish he were running for president. He does a great job at elucidating his position on controversial issues like this one.

edit on 25-5-2011 by Pha3drus because: grammar




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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Originally posted by Pha3drus

"For the past seven hours, Senator Paul has been holding the Senate floor, keeping Reid and his allies from rushing this bill through the Senate without debate or amendments." Please give Senator Paul's office a call at 202-224-4343 to thank him for standing up for the American people and the Constitution! Afterward, please give both of your senators another call through the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Ask them to stand with Rand Paul, the Constitution, and the fundamental liberties that made America great by opposing the rushed extension of these three provisions without debate - and unamended.



MORE INFO
FACT : Only 5 Democrats voted against the Patriot Act

Rand Paul is the real deal! Sometimes I wish he were running for president. He does a great job at elucidating his position on controversial issues like this one.



This just happen?

any update on it's passing ?



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:16 AM
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Wow, go Rand!
If we don't get to see his dad in office, maybe someday he'll run, at least we have him.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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At least someone is taking a stand against it. I don't agree with all his politics, but this is good




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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Wow, if this is true...

IT'S FREAKIN AWESOME!!



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:30 AM
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The sad thing is this something that should have happened long before Obama came into office.

When the Patriot Act was first conceived all those years ago, I literally cringed at the mere thought of our civil rights and liberties being chiseled away. Now we're here nearly a decade later still trying to get this mess rescinded.
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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I have a strong belief that it will pass, patriot act will continue for indefinite period of time.

Some facts and figures:

"Congress overwhelmingly passed the original PATRIOT Act in October 2001. Over time, for those who believed that government power had expanded too far, the act became a symbol of eroding civil liberties and privacy rights. NYT



For nearly 10 years, the PATRIOT Act has allowed the government to abuse the privacy of innocent Americans by spying on them without cause or accountability. consumercal.blogspot.com



The government more than quadrupled its use of secret court subpoenas, known as 215 orders, which give the government access to "any tangible thing," including a wide range of sensitive information such as financial records, medical records, and even library records. In 2010, the FBI made 96 applications, up from just 21 in 2009. pinewswire.net



There was also a huge increase in National Security Letters, (NSLs) which allow the FBI to demand records related to a broad range of personal information, including financial records, a list of e-mail addresses with which a person has corresponded, and even the identity of a person who has posted an anonymous speech on a political website, all without the permission or supervision of a court. libertyvoice.net



The future of the PATRIOT Act is rounding into shape, and, despite protests from civil liberties advocates, it's unlikely anything will change. The Atlantic"[/i
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:33 AM
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Nice vid from Rand




posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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Good for him! At least someone has a pair up there!



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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He just wants to change some of it. They both still want it.
www.ronpaul.com...


“Rand has spent the past four hours fighting attempts to ram Patriot Act Re-authorization through and is urging Sen. Reid to keep his agreement and allow amendments. Rand has an amendment to exempt gun records from Patriot Act searches. It seems this amendment is holding up further amendments and votes. We must insist on this amendment and urge fellow 2nd Amendment defenders to call their Senators right away!” — Ron Paul


They both suck. And people put all there hopes into them when people lie and make up stuff trying to act like there doing some thing there not.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:40 AM
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Is this a filibuster? Someone get him some powerbars and something to pee in.



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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I just called both of my senators and left some long messages! Thx for the heads up



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by JBA2848
He just wants to change some of it. They both still want it.
www.ronpaul.com...


“Rand has spent the past four hours fighting attempts to ram Patriot Act Re-authorization through and is urging Sen. Reid to keep his agreement and allow amendments. Rand has an amendment to exempt gun records from Patriot Act searches. It seems this amendment is holding up further amendments and votes. We must insist on this amendment and urge fellow 2nd Amendment defenders to call their Senators right away!” — Ron Paul


They both suck. And people put all there hopes into them when people lie and make up stuff trying to act like there doing some thing there not.


If you did a little research you might discover how ridiculous you sound. Neither of them are for it. Ron Paul has voted against is every time. Rand is putting an amendment forth because he knows it will pass anyway and he is trying to do what he can.
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:45 AM
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An amendment to it is better than nothing IMO.

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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Rand Paul line is busy but still trying....



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:48 AM
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I called both my senators yesterday and left messages too. Bravo for Rand Paul to be one of the only ones to speak out against this- he is a true freedom fighter.

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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:51 AM
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Wow, I just heard about this. Good for him!
How many can say that its for our safety anymore?



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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And what is Ron Paul's amendment.



Burden-Shifting Suspicious Activity Report Amendment: Requires law enforcement to initiate requests for suspicious activity reports (SARs). Shifts the burden for generating suspicious activity reports to law enforcement, requiring FBI/other law enforcement to initiate requests for SARs, rather than requiring financial institutions to automatically generate these reports.


I guess if you want to hide your money in off shore accounts or do some shady dealings with large sums of money you will like Ron's amendment.




“Good Faith Standard” Suspicious Activity Report Amendment: This amendment would implement a reform that was previously proposed by the Financial Services Roundtable. This reform will help reduce the high number of “defensive filings” submitted by financial institutions due to their fear of being penalized for failure to file a suspicious activity report (SAR). It codifies a “good faith standard” to ensure that if a financial institution has established a SAR decision-making process, has followed existing policies, procedures, and processes, and determines not to file a SAR, the bank or credit union would not be penalized for its failure to file the SAR unless the failure was accompanied by evidence of bad faith.


And the banks will love this part when they don't have to tell on shady business and can't get in trouble for it.

Rememver Bank of America and all the drug money from South America. No problem after this bill. Thanks Ron and Rand.





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