Wednesday, February 16, 2011

American Update

This is urgent. You now have a chance to stand up for your constitutional rights. It is a basic truth of politics that rights are not self-enforcing, and that sometimes you have tot take action.

Now before you try to overthrow the US government yourself, know that I'm simply talking about an online petition. But it's a really important online petition, trust me. You now have the chance to stop the extension of the worst infringement upon the fourth amendment since WW2, the Patriot Act.

This isn't a partisan issue, this is about the rights of the individual. Note that democrats in congress are attempting to form an alliance with tea party and libertarian candidates to block the extension of the bill.

Note: the ACLU and the EFF are working to block the bill. They're the good guys.

I've already contacted my senator after my idiot of a congressman voted in favor of the bill. I hope you will do the same.

Edit: If you'd like to call or email your senator, HERE's a list. I'll be calling mine as soon as my law and politics class is over.
Please, everyone take the short amount of time needed to write out a simple email regarding this rights-infringing bill. If you'd like me to write a quick copy-paste message here just let me know.

21 comments:

  1. actually wrote about this on my politics blog. Im gonna have to look up and see which ones from my state voted for it if any. I ok with Dems allying with the libertarians as many of my ideals are based around this.

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  2. I've learned here that anything that has to do with the ACLU is bad news. Thanks!

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  3. Online petetions, when do they ever work?

    Not American myself but I wish you luck all the same, Mate.

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  4. EFF?? After they started to defend hate-mongers and KKK , I am not a big fan of them.

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  5. without the patriot act its harder to control us and interfere with our lives. Its only going to get worse.

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  6. Most people dont care :/ thats y the Senate rules all the Govt spending... and y we're getting raped with education and police cuts...

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  7. but they don't listen to the people. you need a lot of money to lobby them gah

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  8. Online petitions don't work. Get on the phone and call your congressman and get your friends/family to do as well. If you're on a voter in their district, they don't care. Trust me, I used to work on Capitol Hill.

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  9. Signed through EFF, doubt it'll help.

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  10. good luck with this, i hope it works

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  11. Good luck, seriously hoping this internet petition works.

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  12. What are you actually talking about? The PATRIOT Act?

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  13. Interesting read. followed, please check me out too.

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  14. I have to agree with other posters here, do you really thing they are going to pay you any attention?

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  15. read about this the other day, im with you!

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