Still the only guy who is sincere and makes any sense during the debates, the other candidates were mostly groveling and trying to think up something that people wanted to hear.
Utah Rep. Carl Wimmer is set to introduce a bill (sometime next year?) that would restrict TSA agents to Constitutional searches only at airport checkpoints.
Utah lawmaker seeks to limit TSA pat-downs , KSL.com, May 27th, 2011
…Wimmer told KSL News it is the role of the state Legislature to protect Utah residents from illegal searches and seizures, and he said the TSA is violating people’s rights every day in the airports.
Wimmer also said people all over the country should be outraged that the federal government threatened Texas after a bill there to regulate the TSA pat downs started moving through their house of representatives.
A somewhat misleading headline but an informative article:
Wimmer wants to stop TSA searches , Daily Herald, May 27th 2011
…”The absolute overbearing audacity of the federal government in threatening Texas while Texas is trying to protect their citizens should really offend any red-blooded American,” he said.
Check out this great video clip from an interview of Ron Paul on CNN— “Getting to Know Ron Paul“.
He was voted “friendliest and best all around” in high school, his great grandson calls him “G-Ron”, he defends your Constitutional rights, he’s easily the most love-able and family-man candidate, vote for this guy! And if you haven’t already, go make a generous contribution to his campaign, he needs a fast early start to his campaign.
We’re being told that there’s not time for debate, no time for dissent, no time for freedom. Is this the America you want for you and your kids? Is there anyone in the Senate besides Rand Paul that hasn’t sold us out?
Several of Paul’s Amendments appear to have failed, with 2 still up for vote. Details at Opencongress.org: Paul gets two amendment votes, but the PATRIOT Act spy powers will remain largely unaffected
Essentially it appears that Harry Reid’s fearmongering and anti 4th Amendment rhetoric has all but won over Congress. See video of Rand Paul’s response to Reid’s childish remarks below:
Senator Rand Paul on Patriot Act Amendments
In related news, Alex Jones calls for Protest at Texas Capitol over TSA bill:
Update: Unfortunately the first vote on “cloture” passed 74-8 today, there will likely be a vote on Wednesday in the Senate on final passage of the bill, S.1038. At that point it would move to the House for a vote. We need to let everyone in Congress know that it’s time to give us our freedom back, even if they ignore us, at least it won’t be said that we did nothing.
Great speech by Rand Paul. Every American should give this careful consideration.
Urgent: Need to contact your Senators and Representatives and urge them to vote no on extending any and all provisions of the Patriot Act. We don’t want four more years of warrantless spying, warantless wiretapping, searches and seizures without probable cause..they’re all ridiculous, unnecessary, even abhorent notions in a so-called “free” society.
“We can go after terrorists… but we can do it with a process that protects the innocent.” —Rand Paul
According to a Zogby poll released today, Ron Paul is in the top 3 of the current Republican presidential contenders, ahead of Romney, Palin and Trump, among others.
If the Republican primary for President were held today, for whom would you vote?
Chris Christie 17%
Herman Cain 14%
Ron Paul 10%
Mitt Romney 9%
Newt Gingrich 7%
Sarah Palin 4%
Tim Pawlenty 4%
Mike Huckabee 4%
Donald Trump 4%
Mitch Daniels 4%
Michele Bachman 2%
Rick Santorum 2%
Gary Johnson 1%
None of these 9%
Not sure 9%
Totals may not add up to 100% due to rounding