BE AWARE THAT THE TEA ROOM SUPPORTS NEITHER ACT, HAS NO RESPECT FOR EITHER OF THE 2 PRESIDENTS INVOLVED WITH THEIR CREATION, AND IS A MEMBER OF NO POLITICAL PARTY... AS IN NOT PARTY-AFFILIATED.
1~ THE PATRIOT ACT CREATED A POLICE STATE.
OBAMACARE DID NOT.
The TSA can legally grope and paw us all.
We can be pulled over within 100 miles of our borders and searched without a warrant, have our computers, digital cameras, iphones, anything that stores data confiscated, and we can be detained for as long as it suits whomever decides to take us in for 'search and seizure'.
When Homeland Security officers check on a person, within their boundaries on United States soil, they can ask travelers for papers, detain them, question them, bring in drug dogs to search vehicles, etc. They are not required to have probable cause. The question to ask is: does this loophole create/ or should it create concern for Americans regarding their Constitutional rights?Well, not if you are a brain-dead sheep who will do anything the "shepherd wolves" tell you to do.
And, under the Patriot Act, how many of us really are guilty of being unquestioning scared little sheep?
BUSH SHOULD BE IN JAIL ON TREASON CHARGES!
"Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."
HIS PATRIOT ACT MADE THIS COMMONPLACE!
NOW, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN, AND DOES, AND WILL ON MANY OCCASIONS, TAKE EVEN NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AND PLACE THEM IN A FEDERAL POSITION AS FEDERAL POLICE.
SEE THE VIDEOS FROM HURRICANES KATRINA AND SANDY.
OUR MILITARY, ALL BRANCHES, EVEN THE STATES' NATIONAL GUARD UNITS, CAN BE CALLED UPON TO GO DOOR-TO-DOOR AND REMOVE US ALL TO "SAFER AREAS", DETAIN US IN HOLDING CAMPS IN "EMERGENCY SITUATIONS" AND EVEN BE USED TO REMOVE "HOARDED FOOD", FIREARMS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES, ETC, FROM OUR PRIVATE HOMES.
2~THE PATRIOT ACT MARKED AMERICANS AS "POTENTIAL TERRORISTS".
OBAMACARE DOES NOT.
THERE ARE 72 TYPES OF POTENTIAL TERRORISTS THAT WERE LISTED AS SUCH BY THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION AND WE ALL FALL UNDER ONE OF THOSE TYPES!
Are you a conservative, a libertarian, a Christian or a gun owner? Are you opposed to abortion, globalism, Communism, illegal immigration, the United Nations or the New World Order? Do you believe in conspiracy theories, do you believe that we are living in the “end times” or do you ever visit alternative news websites (such as this one)?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are a “potential terrorist” according to official U.S. government documents.
HERE ARE JUST A FEW MORE OF THOSE CATEGORIES...WITH, I HOPE, VALID LINKS TO SHOW YOU THEY ARE REAL.
57. Anyone that is “anti-nuclear”
58. “Rightwing extremists”
59. “Returning veterans”
60. Those concerned about “illegal immigration”
61. Those that “believe in the right to bear arms”
62. Anyone that is engaged in “ammunition stockpiling”
63. Anyone that exhibits “fear of Communist regimes”
64. “Anti-abortion activists”
65. Those that are against illegal immigration
66. Those that talk about “the New World Order” in a “derogatory” manner
67. Those that have a negative view of the United Nations
68. Those that are opposed “to the collection of federal income taxes”
69. Those that supported former presidential candidates Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin and Bob Barr
70. Those that display the Gadsden Flag (“Don’t Tread On Me”)
71. Those that believe in “end times” prophecies
72. Evangelical Christians
HOSE WERE ALL WRITTEN IN 2005-2008 AND DISTRIBUTED 3 MONTHS AFTER OBAMA TOOK OFFICE.
"Potential Indicators of Terrorist Activities Related to Sleepers", WRITTEN BY THE FBI IN 2007, DISTRIBUTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ALL OVER AMERICA, NAMED ANYONE WHO HAD DOUBTS THAT 9/11 WAS CONDUCTED BY 'AL QAEDA' AS "POTENTIAL SLEEPERS" INVOLVED WITH THAT GROUP".
3~THE PATRIOT ACT GAVE THE PRESIDENT POWER THAT HE WAS NEVER MEANT TO HAVE ACCORDING TO THE CONSTITUTION.
OBAMACARE DOES NOT.
I. Vast and Unchecked Powers to an Executive Branch That Has Demonstrated a Flagrant Disregard for the Rule of Law
II. A Wholesale Suspension of Civil Liberties
Political activists who are critical of our government or who maintain ties with international political movements disfavored by our government - especially those who are immigrants - are likely to bear the brunt of these attacks on our civil liberties.
The Silencing of Political Dissent
III. The extent to which the judiciary will defer to the Administration's views on the troubling First and Fourth Amendment issues presented by the USA PATRIOT Act, will tolerate ethnic and ideological profiling by the Administration as it implements the Act
4~THE PATRIOT ACT GIVES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE 'RIGHT' TO DETAIN AMERICAN CITIZENS HERE AND ABROAD WITHOUT TRIAL, WITHOUT BENEFIT OF CHOSEN COUNCIL, AND TRIALS ARE HELD IN SECRET IN A 'SECRET' COURT.
THE LIST OF REAL AND POTENTIAL ABUSES OF THE PATRIOT ACT ARE TOO MANY TO ENUMERATE.
OBAMACARE DOES NOT MAKE CITIZENS POTENTIAL TERRORISTS.
The Patriot Act gave the U.S. government sweeping new powers to monitor and investigate its citizens in the name of preventing future acts of terrorism against our country. It made it easier to collect data on phone calls, email communications, banking information and credit card purchases and to track your Internet use.
It also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, allowing law enforcement to bypass traditional constitutional processes and apply the Patriot Act instead.
We are now witnessing the results of allowing our government unrestrained overreach; the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups, the Justice Department seizing the phone records of The Associated Press and a FOX News reporter in an attempt to ferret out the source of a leak, and the most recent revelation that the National Security Agency has been routinely acquiring phone records and secretly tapping into the Internet.
Approximately 5,000 men were rounded up after September 11th and detained for periods ranging from days to more than a year.
Nearly all have been either released or deported, and not one has been charged with a connection to al Qaeda. While the men were being held, the DOJ refused to reveal their names.
5~THE PATRIOT ACT HAS COST AMERICA BILLIONS TO TRILLIONS, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU LOOK AT IT, AND WE GET NOTHING BACK BUT THE VERY EMPTY, IMPOSSIBLE-TO-KEEP 'PROMISE' OF SECURITY.
OBAMACARE WILL MAKE MONEY FOR AMERICA AFTER ITS FIRST 10 YEARS, OR LESS, EVEN REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD TO ADMIT THAT, AND YOU GET INSURANCE THAT PAYS MUCH OF YOUR MEDICAL BILLS.
Brokerage firms alone will spend $700 million through 2005 to comply with the PATRIOT ACT, says research firm TowerGroup in Needham, Mass.
In the coming months, Treasury Department officials will decide whether the Patriot Act's anti-money-laundering provisions will cover travel agents; auto, boat and aircraft dealers; mutual funds; life insurance firms; dealers in precious metals and stones; and others.
All businesses could be required to verify customers' identification, share records on suspected terrorists with law enforcement and file "suspicious activity reports" to regulators on large cash sales.
BUT HOW MUCH DOES THE PATRIOT ACT COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS EVERY YEAR?
IN ONLY ONE YEAR, 2004, THE PATRIOT ACT COST AMERICAN TAXPAYERS $362 MILLION.
THAT COST HAS GONE UP SIGNIFICANTLY EACH YEAR.
WE KNOW THEY BLEW THEIR BUDGET LAST YEAR!
WE KNOW THEY SPENT ALMOST $70 BILLION IN 2011.
AGAIN, THAT DID NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF THE NO-FLY LISTS!
AFTER 13 YEARS, WE HAVE NO MORE ASSURANCE OF "HOMELAND SECURITY" TODAY THAN WE HAD DURING WW1 OR WW2; IN FACT, WE HAVE LESS.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS "HOMELAND SECURITY", JUST "HOME, BODY AND PRIVACY INVASION".
IN FIGURING COSTS OF THE PATRIOT ACT, ONLY ONE GROUP HAS FIGURED IN THE COST OF THAT "NO-FLY" LIST THAT OTHERS WHO HAVE ESTIMATED COST OF "BUSH'S BABY" LEAVE OUT.
THOSE FIGURES ALONE ARE MIND-BLOWING!
In fiscal year 2011, DHS (DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY) was allocated a budget of $98.8 billion and spent, net, $66.4 billion.
Having estimated the number of individuals involved with the list, the next step is calculating their billing rate and amount of time devoted to the project.
Turning to rates first, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides a yearly salary scale ranging from approximately $17,000 to $124,000.
A conservative figure that estimates the cost of government employee benefits is approximately 50 percent (Cox & Brunelli, 1994).
That is, if the salary of a federal employee is $50k/year, the adjusted cost to taxpayers, inclusive of benefits, is approximately $75k/year.
Sources in the security community note that among federal employees working on the no-fly list, there are very few at the lower ends of the pay scale, with most falling somewhere in the top third.
On the private side, government contracting firms typically bill out their resources somewhere in the $100k-$500k/year range. This number varies depending on the expertise of the contractor, the profit margin of the firm, the type of work being conducted, etc. For the purposes of this article, it is worth using a conservative blended billing rate precisely because there are a large number of factors that lead to billing rate fluctuation.
A conservative figure of $100k/year, inclusive of both government employees with benefits and private firm contractors, is a reasonable estimate, but is potentially much higher and not likely to be much lower.
With more than 200,000 employees, DHS is the third largest Cabinet department, after the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
MORE THAN 200,000 EMPLOYEES EVEN AT "MINIMUM WAGE" FOR THAT DEPARTMENT AS STATED ABOVE ...DO THE MATH!!!
Finally, there are other costs associated with the no-fly list that will not be examined thoroughly here because assessing a financial figure for each of them is difficult.
COST OF LAWSUITS?
Lawsuits against U.S. government agencies, typically DHS, TSA and the FBI, with respect to no-fly list related issues (such as harassment) are numerous and presumably quite costly for both sides of the case. A recent search in the WestLaw database identified fourteen disparate case filings against the U.S. government regarding the no-fly list.
One, JUST ONE, prominent case, filed by the ACLU, resulted in a settlement of $200,000 by TSA and DHS for the victims of unnecessary harassment and detainment.
It is unknown how many resources are spent responding to these cases, but the numbers are likely significant and a potentially fruitful area of further research.
THAT'S JUST ONE SMALL PART OF THE COST OF THE PATRIOT ACT!
A VERY SMALL PART!
The question of TOTAL cost really can't be answered since there is no oversight on the Patriot Act. The politicians don't even care if it is working or not.
I REPEAT, THERE IS NO OVERSIGHT TO COSTS OF THE PATRIOT ACT.
THE NDAA WAS/IS/WILL BE MERELY A CONTINUATION OF THE REPUBLICANS' BELOVED PATRIOT ACT.
THERE IS NOTHING NEW IN THE NDAA THAT WASN'T IN THE FEMA ACT OF THE 1970s OR IN THE BUSH PATRIOT ACT.
SINCE WE KNOW NOW THAT THE PATRIOT ACT WAS A HUGE MISTAKE, WHY DID CONGRESS PASS THE NDAA?
AND IF THE PATRIOT ACT WAS PASSED BY ALMOST 100% UNANIMOUS VOTE FOR IT, WITHOUT ANYONE READING THE WHOLE THING, WHY IS ANY OF THOSE WHO VOTED FOR IT THEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THE OBAMA VERSION?
In 2002, Bush Administration officials argued that the September 11 attacks made the proposed elimination of employee protections imperative. The plan stripped 180,000 government employees of their UNION RIGHTS.
FORMER DHS SECRETARY, JANET NAPOLITANO, IS NOW SO MUCH AGAINST WHAT THAT STANDS FOR THAT SHE HAS BECOME KNOWN AS ONE OF THE BUSH AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATIONS' HARSHEST CRITICS...JUST OVER THE LIES THE THING PASSED OFF ON ALL OF US.
She is on record as saying it's all about "excess, waste, and ineffectiveness".
She also warned of cyber-attacks and natural disasters, "the likes of which the nation has never seen".
WHAT DOES SHE KNOW THAT WE SHOULD KNOW???
She's not the only Washington official that has come out against the Patriot Act/NDAA.
Simply Google-search "Congressman against extending Patriot Act" for a real shocker!
Rep. C.L. "Butch" OTTER (R-ID) (Congressional Record, Page H7289, 7/22/2003)
"Mr. Chairman, over 200 years ago when the formulation of this great republic was being put together, John Stuart Mill sat down and probably put the essence of this government in writing better than anyone could.
‘ A people,’ he said, ‘may prefer a free government, but if from indolence or carelessness, or cowardice, or want of public spirit, they are unequal to the exertions necessary for preserving it; if they will not fight for it when it is directly attacked; if by momentary discouragement or temporary panic, they can be deluded by the artifices used to cheat them out of it; or if in a fit of enthusiasm for an individual, they can be induced to lay their liberties at the feet of even a great man, in all these cases, they are more or less unfit for liberty.
And though it may have been to their good to have had it for a short time, they are unlikely long to enjoy it.’
American citizens, whom the government has pledged to protect from terrorist activities, now find themselves the victims of the very weapon designed to uproot their enemies.
Being secure at the expense of our freedom is no real security. Like many Idahoans who have come to me with their concerns about the USA PATRIOT Act and in passionate defense of their freedoms, we must continue to examine our actions to correct our mistakes to guard against the apathy or the indifference to safeguarding our liberties.
To these Federal agencies, it is a house, it is a building, it is a business; but to us, Mr. Chairman, it is our homes, and there is nothing more sacred than homes in America because it is the foundation on which we build our families. It is the arsenal in which the virtue and hope of every generation resides, and it is the fundamental primer of any free people. "
THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS NOW SEE WHAT A MISTAKE THE PATRIOT ACT WAS.
MOST PEOPLE REALIZE THEY GAVE UP ALL THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THE DAY IT WAS PASSED!
A 2007 AP poll ranked DHS at the bottom of an index of consumer satisfaction among cabinet departments, and two of its agencies, FEMA and TSA, at the bottom, below the IRS.
Although much polling has shown that more Americans disapprove of the 2010 health care law than approve (CURRENTLY, 43% DISAPPROVE) , recent polling has shown that a slice of those who disapprove are critical of the law because it does not go far enough in changing the nation’s health care system.
Overall, 33 percent of Americans found the law favorable, 43 percent found it unfavorable, and 17 percent were unsure or did not give an opinion.
So when we account for those who disapproved because they wanted more expansive reform, the poll shows that support for the law and opposition to it are much more even: 36 percent oppose the law, and 40 percent are in support of some form of federal health care transformation (if one includes the 7 percent who want a more expanded version).
PEOPLE MAY SAY THEY HATE 'OBAMACARE' BECAUSE IT GIVES THE POOR FREE INSURANCE AND THAT MEANS THEY, THE NON-POOR, THEY WHO CAN AFFORD TO PAY $1000 A MONTH FOR A FAMILY HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY, THEY WHO DON'T WORK FOR MINIMUM WAGE, THEY WHO DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHETHER TO PAY THE RENT AND UTILITIES OR BUY FOOD, WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THE POOR'S HEALTH CARE.
IDIOTIC THOUGHT, THAT!
WE'RE PAYING FAR MORE RIGHT NOW FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE TO BE SEEN IN EMERGENCY ROOMS, OFTEN TOO LATE, AND THEN HAVE THOSE BILLS AFFECT OUR OWN RATES.
FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE NOT AMONG THE "POOR", OUR PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS MUST BE COVERED BY 2014.
THAT MEANS THOSE OF US WITH CANCER, HEART DISEASE, ALL THE BIG ILLNESSES THAT KEPT US FROM BEING INSURED BEFORE ARE NOT GOING TO BE KEPT FROM BEING INSURED ANYMORE!
FOR ALL WHO WORK, EMPLOYERS CAN NO LONGER CRAM HIGH-PRICED, LOW-PAYING 'CRAP' INSURANCES DOWN OUR THROATS.
THOSE JUNK INSURANCE POLICIES ARE BEING SCRAPPED!
WE GET MORE "BANG FOR OUR BUCKS".
EMPLOYERS WITH MORE THAN 50 EMPLOYEES HAVE TO FIND BETTER OPTIONS FOR THEIR WORKERS, AND THOSE WITH UNDER 50 EMPLOYEES WILL GET HELP STARTING UP INSURANCE PLANS FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES.
AND NO, UNLIKE IN THE CASE OF THE PATRIOT ACT, NOBODY IS GOING TO JAIL FOR NON-COMPLIANCE, NOT UNTIL LATER DOWN THE ROAD, ANYWAY.
ADD TO ALL THIS THE FACT THAT THE PATRIOT ACT IS AS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AS ANYTHING COULD POSSIBLY BE AND THEN LOOK AND SEE THAT 'OBAMACARE' HAS BEEN RULED CONSTITUTIONALLY SOUND...
THE ONLY REASON THE PATRIOT ACT REMAINS IS BECAUSE SO FEW HAVE CHALLENGED IT!
DID YOU KNOW, THANKS TO THE PATRIOT ACT...
~ To assist terror investigation, the government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity.
~ The government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.
~ The government may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.
~ Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them. US citizens (labeled "unlawful combatants") have been held incommunicado and refused attorneys.
~ THE PATRIOT ACT IS NOT LIMITED TO "TERRORISM"!
The Government can add samples to DNA databases for individuals convicted of "any crime of violence." Government spying on suspected computer trespassers (not just terrorist suspects) IS ALLOWED, and all of this and more requires no court order.
~ If you deposit, withdraw, or make a purchase involving more than $10,000 in cash in one day, the other agency involved has to file a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) with the IRS that reports details such as your name, address, and taxpayer identification number. If you purchase over $3,000 of traveler's checks, money orders, or cashier's checks, such a transaction will also be reported to the IRS via a Monetary Instrument Log (MIL).
The Homeland Security Act by it's suppression of civil liberties simply makes the country more an image of the society that Al Qaeda espouses, and is in direct opposition to the principles of freedom advanced by the framers of United States constitution. The totality of the Homeland Security Act is nothing more than a well thought out ploy to expand the powers of the executive branch of government.
Key Part of Patriot Act Ruled Unconstitutional
September 30, 2004 A federal judge in New York ruled yesterday that a key component of the USA Patriot Act is unconstitutional because it allows the FBI to demand information from Internet service providers without judicial oversight or public review.
Marrero's ruling is the latest setback in the courts for the Bush administration's terrorism policies, which civil libertarians and some lawmakers consider overly broad. The Supreme Court ruled in June that detainees held as "enemy combatants" may challenge their confinement through the U.S. courts. Two rulings by federal courts in California have also struck down portions of statutes making it a crime to provide "material support" to terrorists.
TO SUM IT UP...
1~ THE PATRIOT ACT HAS COST US MORE ALREADY THAN 'OBMACARE' EVER WILL, AND WILL COST US MORE EACH YEAR, FOR AS LONG AS WE LIVE.
2~ THE PATRIOT ACT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
3~ THE PATRIOT ACT MADE ALL OF US "SUSPECTED TERRORISTS".
4~ THE PATRIOT ACT HAS GIVEN US NOTHING; WE HAVE NO RETURN ON OUR MONEY.
5~ THE PATRIOT ACT ERASED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, AND 8 AND HAS ERODED THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION TO THE POINT THAT IT IS USELESS AS A DOCUMENT, WON'T RESCUE US IN COURT.
6~ HABEAS CORPUS IS SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY BY THE PATRIOT ACT.
7~ THE SURVEILLANCE AND ILLEGAL, WARRANT-LESS SEARCHES GRANTED IN THE PATRIOT ACT HAVE PROVEN INEFFECTIVE IN PROTECTING ANYONE OR ANYTHING AGAINST "TERRORISM".
8~ THANKS TO THE PATRIOT ACT, YOUR CHILDREN CAN BE MOVED TO AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION IF THE GOVERNMENT FEELS THEY ARE THREATENED, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE INFORMED, NOR DO YOU HAVE TO BE TOLD WHERE THEY ARE. FEMA MADE THIS POSSIBLE, THE PATRIOT ACT MADE IT A REALITY!
9~ YOU CAN BE FORCIBLY MOVED TO A "QUARANTINE LOCATION" DURING A FEDERALLY DECLARED "PANDEMIC".
IF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH (BUSH'S OFFICE, NOW OBAMA'S) CLAIMS A PANDEMIC, NO ONE CAN ARGUE WITH IT.
YOU CAN ALSO BE REPORTED FOR FAILURE TO BE IMMUNIZED.
IN NEW YORK, IT'S EVEN WORSE.
10~ The renewal of the Patriot Act is a case study in how opaque policy and law destroy a people's ability to self-govern. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/secrecy-has-already-corroded-our-democracy-in-real-ways/278478/
"This summer, Rep. James Sensenbrenner, an author and longtime champion of the Patriot Act, emerged as one of the most concerned voices arguing that the law is being used to violate the rights of Americans."
IT IS FULL OF HOLES, BUT IT IS A START, IF A POOR ONE.
HAD THE DEMOCRATIC VERSION BEEN PASSED INSTEAD OF THE REPUBLICAN VERSION, IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING ALL AMERICANS COULD SUPPORT.
YES, THE VERSION OF OBAMACARE THAT PASSED WAS HAMMERED OUT BY THE GOP CONGRESSMEN.
OH, YOU DIDN'T KNOW THIS IS THE REPUBLICAN VERSION?
I WONDER HOW THAT SLIPPED PAST YOU!
IT WAS, AFTER ALL, THE ONLY REASON THE BILL WAS MADE INTO LAW....
"The Democrats' Version of Health Insurance Would Have Been Cheaper, Simpler, and More Popular (So Why Did We Enact the Republican Version and Why Are They So Upset?)
While Republicans plot new ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, it's easy to forget that for years they've been arguing that any comprehensive health insurance system be designed exactly like the one that officially began October 1st, glitches and all.
For as many years Democrats tried to graft healthcare onto Social Security and Medicare, and pay for it through the payroll tax. But Republicans countered that any system must be based on private insurance and paid for with a combination of subsidies for low-income purchasers and a requirement that the younger and healthier sign up.
Not surprisingly, private health insurers cheered on the Republicans while doing whatever they could to block Democrats from creating a public insurance system."
FIRST THE PATRIOT ACT, NOW THIS...
THANK A REPUBLICAN!!!
But stop whining about 'OBAMACARE' while you keep swallowing the Patriot Act!
OBAMA HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO ANYTHING THE REPUBLICANS DIDN'T ALLOW.
THEY HAVE CONTROL OF THE HOUSE!
AND THEY (BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE, BOTH DEMOKATS AND PUBLICANS) VOTED FOR THE PATRIOT ACT....EVERY YEAR IT'S COME UP FOR RENEWAL...
THE NDAA IS MERELY THE OLD PATRIOT ACT RENAMED...
FEMA IS WORSE THAN EVEN THAT...FAR, FAR WORSE, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE!!! FEMA COMPLETELY SUSPENDS THE CONSTITUTION AND DISMISSES CONGRESS FOR 6 MONTHS!!!http://havacuppahemlock1.blogspot.com/2013/01/power-to-suspend-constitution-fema.html
MAYBE HAVING NO CONGRESS WOULD DO THIS NATION A LOT OF GOOD?
WE SHOULD TRY THAT!