I encourage everyone to look into the power games going on in DC right now regarding the Patriot Act, particularly “why is debate and amendments being avoided”?
There is a fight on to protect the general public, us, from blanket invasion of our privacy. One of the provisions being fought over is the ability for the government to troll through all form 4473’s. Rand Paul and others are fighting for us up there. Don’t be shy in contacting your Senators to get them on board.
Republicans like Rand were not the only ones getting into this fight. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) called the Senate leaders to task for not keeping their pledge to have a full week of debate and consideration of amendments on the measure.
“This is not a Patriot Act,” Udall said. “Patriots stand up for the Constitution. Patriots stand up for freedom and liberty that’s embodied in the Constitution. And I think true patriots, when they’re public servants, public servants stand up and do what’s right, even if it’s unpopular.”
Contact Senator Coburn at 202-224-5754 and Senator Inhofe at 202-224-4721