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  • etaion_99 etaion_99 Dec 16, 2005 10:08 AM Flag

    WAY off topic, but still important

    Y'all know I don't normally send out bulk messages like this, but this is something that is VERY important to me, and, forgive me for saying, should be very important to you as well.

    Some might call me a fear-mongerer for making comparisons bewteen the maneuverings of Hitler during the mid-30's, and the modern day maneuverings of our current government, but I think the situations speak for themselves. You've all heard that old saw about those folks that don't learn about history being doomed to repeat it, so we don't need to beat that dead horse. I, for one, was shocked to learn just how similar these two actions really are.

    You can make up your own mind after reading about it:

    h**p://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/burns.htm

    Here's the letter I sent to my own two Senators... feel free to just cut & paste it if you like, or write your own.

    But whatever you do.... PLEASE WRITE!!!! Fax would be even better.

    It's not what others do.... it's what YOU do.


    h**p://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

    Dear Senators Hutchison and Cornyn-

    On 28FEB1935, German Chancellor Adolph Hiter pressured then-President Hindenberg into signing a decree "for the Protection of the people and the State" in response to the arson of the Reichstag the day before. The Emergency Decree stated: "Restrictions on personal liberty, on the right of free expression of opinion, including freedom of the press; on the rights of assembly and association; and violations of the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications and warrants for house searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed."

    I trust that I don't need to spell out all the correlations between Hitler's decree and the USA PATRIOT Act, but both were knee-jerk, magnanimously named reactions to terrorism that were pushed through without thought to their future ramifications.

    As your constituent I would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the American public is watching this bill more closely than most, and I, for one, will be basing my future voting decisions STRONGLY upon the voting record regarding this Act.

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    • Just thought you folks should know which Senators were voting to subjugate your rights and which stood up against it.




      http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051216/ap_on_go_co/senate_rollvote_patriot_act_1


      Senate Roll Call: Patriot Act
      By The Associated Press




      The 52-47 roll call by which the Senate voted to reject reauthorization of several provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Sixty votes were needed to overcome a filibuster of the bill.

      On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to end the filibuster and a "no" vote was a vote to continue a filibuster.

      Voting "yes" were 2 Democrats and 50 Republicans.

      Voting "no" were 41 Democrats, 5 Republicans and one independent.

      Democrats Yes

      Johnson, S.D.; Nelson, Neb.

      Democrats No

      Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Corzine, N.J.; Dayton, Minn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Feingold, Wis.; Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Inouye, Hawaii; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Obama, Ill.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Stabenow, Mich.; Wyden, Ore.

      Democrats Not Voting

      Dodd, Conn.

      Republicans Yes

      Alexander, Tenn.; Allard, Colo.; Allen, Va.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Burr, N.C.; Chafee, R.I.; Chambliss, Ga.; Coburn, Okla.; Cochran, Miss.; Coleman, Minn.; Collins, Maine; Cornyn, Texas; Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; DeWine, Ohio; Dole, N.C.; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Isakson, Ga.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; Martinez, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Roberts, Kan.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Talent, Mo.; Thomas, Wyo.; Thune, S.D.; Vitter, La.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

      Republicans No

      Craig, Idaho; Frist, Tenn.; Hagel, Neb.; Murkowski, Alaska; Sununu, N.H.

      Others No

      Jeffords, Vt.

    • I am sorry but ,i think u r a crackhead,and probably a liberal.thats only my opinion.eom

 

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