Support These 3 Bills … Or Live Like a Slave

It’s WORTH Calling

Unless you are among the one-quarter of Americans who like being a  slave to government surveillance and unnecessary anti-terror laws like the Patriot Act that have gutted our freedom, you should call your Congress critters and demand they support Rush Holt’s “Surveillance State Repeal Act”.

And Alan Grayson’s “Mind Your Own Business Act” to stop NSA spying.

And unless you enjoy the drastically decreased prosperity caused by the big banks manipulating more and more of our economy, you should contact your designated pimp and demand that they support Elizabeth Warren and John McCain’s “21st Century Glass Steagall Act“.

These are the 3 most important bills in Congress right now, as their passage could reverse some of the main ills in our society today.

Please hold your nose and call … even if you’d rather sleep in a hotel infested with lice.

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  • Tonto

    The alternative media has quickly grown fond of asking for NSA to use the surveillance industrial complex to go after corrupt bankers. But, oddly enough, they still see no use for the surveillance society.

    More important on the list of congressional bills needing attention is this immigration “reform” business that is wending its way through Congress. I know the majority of the altruist crowd here (people like Carl Herman) probably support letting the illegals stay, in some inane humanitarian sense, because the media has brainwashed them into thinking it’s the thing to do…

    But the truth is just like when Ross Perot said NAFTA will create a great sucking sound as American manufacturing jobs are shipped out of the country. Letting 20 million illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. is not going to stop the tide of illegal immigration that will follow (by inferred invitation), 20 million more -every year- flowing across the Rio Grande for as far into the future as anyone can predict.

    The argument that letting illegal immigrants stay in the country is going to be good for the economy, makes about as much sense as then surmising that if letting 20 million illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. is so good for the economy, then the American unemployed ought to sojourn off to Mexico City, because the standard of living and the job prospects must be just thrilling there.

    Let your Congress-creeps know, that you have in fact done some of those “jobs Americans won’t do.” And let them know while you were so employed, you didn’t appreciate having your wages negatively impacted by the competition of cheap immigrant labor.

  • RogueDave

    New legislation was just introduced you might want to add to this list
    (I haven’t had time to review it, you might want to, in case as is often
    the case, the name suggests the opposite of its intent):

    H.R.
    2818: To repeal the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008,
    and for other purposes.
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr2818 – Introduced: Jul 24,
    2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015) -Sponsor: Rep. Rush Holt [D-NJ12] – Status:Referred to Committee

  • SickOfTheStupid

    Pure Garbage , just yesterday we
    saw how well the politicians listen to the will of the people..they
    voted to preserve the NSA in a fake divided vote…………….we HAVE
    noticed the number of votes and the number of those that refused to
    vote. That was just a cheap theatrical production not a legitimate vote
    . They are using these fake amendments and bills to placate us while
    they complete the looting and rape of our country and constitution .Stop
    being sheep.

    F**** voting , calling writing whining pleading cajoling groveling
    and all the rest of the proven failures………………………it is
    clear and obvious the only votes that will ever count in this country at
    this point are printed on lead and sent at several hundred feet per
    second……………………………..

    it is time to take to the streets and if they resist , then shoot
    them where they stand That is the only way we will get our country back
    .

    • Honest Harry’s Used Cars

      Shoot who?

  • amerikagulag

    Truthfully, I wouldn’t trust anything McCain put his name on. Just me tho. The original Glass Steagall act was fine. McCain is either losing it or signing on to a bill deliberately designed to fail so he can look good. McCain is a traitor – period.

  • amerikagulag

    Truthfully, I wouldn’t trust anything McCain put his name on. Just me tho. The original Glass Steagall act was fine. McCain is either losing it or signing on to a bill deliberately designed to fail so he can look good. McCain is a traitor – period.

  • amerikagulag

    Truthfully, I wouldn’t trust anything McCain put his name on. Just me tho. The original Glass Steagall act was fine. McCain is either losing it or signing on to a bill deliberately designed to fail so he can look good. McCain is a traitor – period.

  • amerikagulag

    Truthfully, I wouldn’t trust anything McCain put his name on. Just me tho. The original Glass Steagall act was fine. McCain is either losing it or signing on to a bill deliberately designed to fail so he can look good. McCain is a traitor – period.

  • amerikagulag

    Truthfully, I wouldn’t trust anything McCain put his name on. Just me tho. The original Glass Steagall act was fine. McCain is either losing it or signing on to a bill deliberately designed to fail so he can look good. McCain is a traitor – period.

  • amerikagulag

    Truthfully, I wouldn’t trust anything McCain put his name on. Just me tho. The original Glass Steagall act was fine. McCain is either losing it or signing on to a bill deliberately designed to fail so he can look good. McCain is a traitor – period.

  • Bev

    another: H.R. 2399, the “Limiting Internet and Blanket Electronic Review of
    Telecommunications and Email Act,” or the LIBERT-E Act for short

    http://firedoglake.com/2013/07/06/come-saturday-morning-reclaiming-our-libert-e/

    Come Saturday Morning: Reclaiming Our LIBERT-E
    By: Phoenix Woman Saturday July 6, 2013

    Democratic United States Representative John Conyers and his Republican colleague Justin Amash don’t agree on a lot of things. But they are, like most of us, united in being aghast at all the government snooping being done to us, for us, against us, and on everyone else in the world. Unlike most of us, they’re in a position to do something about it — or at the very least shame those Beltway officials who would perpetuate this snooping.

    To that end, they’ve introduced H.R. 2399, the “Limiting Internet and Blanket Electronic Review of Telecommunications and Email Act,” or the LIBERT-E Act for short.

    Here’s how it would work:

    The first reform, in Section 2 of the LIBERT-E Act, modifies access to certain records for foreign
    intelligence and terrorism investigations. Specifically, Section 2 would amend Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act to prevent the mass collection of records that are not explicitly relevant to an authorized foreign intelligence investigation, terrorism investigation, or covert intelligence activities.

    Presently, to obtain a court order under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, the government only needs to show that the records are “relevant” to an investigation. News reports suggest, however, that the
    government’s view of what is “relevant” includes the records of every telephone call. Section 2 of the LIBERT-E Act would raise the relevancy standard for the government to one requiring “specific and articulable” facts on a given investigation. In addition, Section 2 mandates that for any records to be collected they must be material to the investigation and pertain only to the individual under investigation.

    Simply put, the government should be required to show that the records it seeks are in fact material to a particular concern.

    The second set of reforms that the LIBERT-E Act puts into place deals with transparency. For too long, a secretive FISA court has essentially rubber-stamped all of the NSA’s surveillance requests. Section 3 of the LIBERT-E Act requires the Attorney General to make available to the public unclassified summaries of significant decisions by the FISA court, within 180 days of Congress receiving them. At the Congressional level, Section 3 also mandates that the Attorney General makes all information provided to the House and Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees available to every Member of Congress. Both of these measures will take the entirety of the decision-making process out of the backroom and provide needed public, as well as Congressional, oversight.

    Sounds good to me. Of course, that’s probably why you’re only hearing about this now, from this blog post — because it’s such a good idea that no TV news program would touch it.

    Let’s see if we can spread the word and do an end run around the censorship.

 

 

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