US House of Representatives voted Tuesday on extending certain parts of the Patriot Act. The good news is that this did not pass. The bad news is that the vote will come up again at the end of the month and will require only a simple majority to pass.
1. The use of roving wiretaps
2. The ability to use business and other “tangible” records for surveillance purposes
3. The ability to conduct surveillance on those not tied to a specific terrorist group.
The Patriot Act does not make us any safer and attacks our civil liberties. The Patriot Act is completely unconstitutional. We elect our representatives to follow the Constitution. Here is a List of the Florida Representatives and how they voted.
A ‘YES’ vote means they support extension. A ‘NO’ vote means they don’t support extension.
There will be another vote on this by the end of the month. Call your representative and let them know they were sent to Washington to follow the Constitution.
Read the rest here: http://1787network.com/2011/02/majority-of-florida-reps/