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105 Democrats Who Betrayed the Constitution on Spying

Today, there was a very important and very simple vote in the U.S. House of Representatives. Leaders of both political parties tried to make the vote seem more complicated than it was, to try to quell protest against the bill, and they tried to hush and rush the bill through in 24 hours so no one would notice what happened.

We noticed. We are paying attention. We are ready to raise a ruddy ruckus in protest.

Let’s start with the basic facts:

1. The name of the bill is the FISA Amendments Act. It’s registered number is H.R. 6304
2. The bill extends the terrible Protect America Act, which allows:
- a) Massive electronic spying against American citizens’ telephone calls, emails, and web activities
- b) Tracking of Americans’ physicial movements through cell phone and GPS technology
- c) Physical searches of Americans’ homes and places of work
- d) All of a), b), and c) without any search warrant, without any judicial restraint, and without any meaningful congressional oversight
3. The bill gives retroactive legal immunity to telecommunications corporations that broke the law by giving George W. Bush private information about the personal communications of millions of Americans, without permission and without telling their customers about the breach of their privacy agreements
4. The bill is unconstitutional, in violation of the 4th amendment to the Constitution and the separation of powers

To vote for this bill was to insult the Constitution of the United States of America, and in doing so, to insult the USA itself. A vote in favor of this bill is a betrayal of the Oath of Office every member of Congress has taken. It is unpatriotic, and a grave breach of trust.

The idea to pass the FISA Amendments Act was Republican, but the passage of the FISA Amendments Act was by no means a purely Republican act. One hundred and five Democratic members of Congress abandoned their duty to the Constitution and joined George W. Bush and the Republicans in order to vote for big government spying on Americans.

The names of the 293 members of Congress who betrayed their Oath to uphold the Constitution are:

Gary Ackerman
Robert Aderholt
Todd Akin
Rodney Alexander
Michael Arcuri
Joe Baca
Michelle Bachmann
Spencer Bachus
Brian Baird
Gresham Barrett
John Barrow
Roscoe Bartlett
Joe Barton
Melissa Bean
Shelley Berkley
Howard Berman
Marion Berry
Judy Biggert
Brian Bilbray
Gus Bilirakis
Sanford Bishop
Tim Bishop
Rob Bishop
Marsha Blackburn

Roy Blunt
John Boehner
Jo Bonner
Mary Bono
John Boozman
Dan Boren
Leonard Boswell
Rick Boucher
Charles Boustany
Allen Boyd
Nancy Boyda
Kevin Brady
Paul Broun
Henry Brown
Corrine Brown
Vern Buchanan
Michael Burgess
Dan Burton
G.K. Butterfield
Steve Buyer
Ken Calvert
David Camp
John Campbell
Eric Cantor
Shelley Capito

Dennis Cardoza
Christopher Carney
John Carter
Michael Castle
Kathy Castor
Don Cazayoux
Steve Chabot
Ben Chandler
Travis Childers
Emanuel Cleaver
James Clyburn
Howard Coble
Tom Cole
Michael Conaway

Jim Cooper
Jim Costa
Robert Cramer
Ander Crenshaw
Joseph Crowley
Barbara Cubin

Henry Cuellar
John Culberson
Artur Davis
David Davis
Geoff Davis
Tom Davis
Nathan Deal
Charles Dent
Mario Diaz-Balart
Lincoln Diaz-Balart
Norman Dicks
Joseph Donnelly
John Doolittle
Thelma Drake
David Dreier
John Duncan
Chet Edwards
Vernon Ehlers
Brad Ellsworth
Rahm Emanuel
Jo Ann Emerson
Eliot Engel
Phil English
Robert Etheridge
Terry Everett
Mary Fallin
Tom Feeney

Michael Ferguson
Jeff Flake
Randy Forbes

Jeff Fortenberry
Vito Fossella
Virginia Foxx
Trent Franks
Rodney Frelinghuysen
Elton Gallegly
Scott Garrett
Jim Gerlach
Gabrielle Giffords
Kirsten Gillibrand
Phil Gingrey
Virgil Goode
Bob Goodlatte

Bart Gordon
Kay Granger
Sam Graves
Al Green
Gene Green
Luis Gutierrez
Ralph Hall
Jane Harman
Alcee Hastings
Doc Hastings
Robin Hayes
Dean Heller

Jeb Hensarling

Wally Herger
Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin
Brian Higgins
Ruben Hinojosa
David Hobson
Peter Hoekstra
Tim Holden
Steny Hoyer
Kenny Hulshof
Duncan Hunter
Bob Inglis
Darrell Issa
Sam Johnson
Jim Jordan
Paul Kanjorksi
Ric Keller
Dale Kildee
Ron Kind
Steve King
Peter King
Jack Kingston
Mark Kirk
Ron Klein

John Kline
Joseph Knollenberg
Randy Kuhl
Ray LaHood
Doug Lamborn
Nick Lampson
James Langevin
Tom Latham
Steven LaTourette
Bob Latta
Ron Lewis
Jerry Lewis
John Linder
Dan Lipinski
Frank LoBiondo
Nita Lowey
Frank Lucas
Dan Lungren
Connie Mack
Tim Mahoney
Donald Manzullo
Kenny Marchant
James Marshall
James Matheson
Kevin McCarthy
Carolyn McCarthy
Michael McCaul

Thaddeus McCotter
Jim McCrery
Patrick McHenry
John McHugh
Mike McIntyre
Howard McKeon
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Jerry McNerney
Gregory Meeks
Charles Melancon
John Mica
Jeff Miller
Candice Miller
Gary Miller
Harry Mitchell
Dennis Moore
Jerry Moran
Patrick Murphy
Tim Murphy
John Murtha
Marilyn Musgrave
Sue Myrick
Randy Neugebauer
Devin Nunes

Solomon Ortiz

Stevan Pearce
Nancy Pelosi
Mike Pence
Ed Perlmutter
Collin Peterson
Thomas Petri
Charles Pickering
Joseph Pitts
Todd Platts
Ted Poe
Earl Pomeroy
Jon Porter
Tom Price
Deborah Pryce
Adam Putnam
George Radanovich
Nick Rahall
Jim Ramstad
Ralph Regula
Dennis Rehberg
David Reichert
Rick Renzi
Silvestre Reyes
Laura Richardson

Ciro Rodriguez
Michael Rogers
Harold Rogers
Mike Rogers
Dana Rohrabacher
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Peter Roskam
Mike Ross
Edward Royce
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger
Paul Ryan
John Salazar
Bill Sali
Jim Saxton
Steve Scalise
Adam Schiff
Jean Schmidt
David Scott
James Sensenbrenner
Peter Sessions

Joe Sestak
John Shadegg
Christopher Shays
Brad Sherman
John Shimkus
Heath Shuler
Bill Shuster
Michael Simpson
Albio Sires
Ike Skelton
Adrian Smith
Christopher Smith

Lamar Smith
Adam Smith
Vic Snyder
Mark Souder
Zachary Space
John Spratt
Cliff Stearns
Bart Stupak
John Sullivan
Tom Tancredo

John Tanner
Ellen Tauscher
Gene Taylor

Lee Terry
Bennie Thompson
Mac Thornberry
Patrick Tiberi
Michael Turner
Mark Udall
Fred Upton
Tim Walberg

Greg Walden
James Walsh
Zach Wamp
David Weldon
Lynn Westmoreland
Ed Whitfield
Heather Wilson
Charles Wilson
Joe Wilson
Rob Wittman
Frank Wolf
John Yarmuth
Don Young
C.W. Bill Young

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