Republican, Democrat and Independent politicians from the Senate and House who did not sponsor NDAA, the Patriot Act (and hopefully SOPA) is unforgiveably too short, therefore, the supporters of America’s freedom should be commended because they are the only ones that did not disregard the rights of those who elected them to represent our individual best interests and our nation’s as a whole.
We previously posted the names of the 86 Senators who voted to pass NDAA; the following list are the Senate and House members who did not support the aforementioned. I assume the majority of all parties are in agreement that the Patriot Act is inaccurately titled — this reauthorized Act is an overly broad surveillance bill. With our government’s overreach manifesting in recent days, it’s of monumental importance to be observant as to how our elected officials vote, which sadly is too often overlooked. If we do not hold bad/unconscionable behavior accountable and continue reelecting politicians due to partisan issues, then our system will remain broken.
Our country is facing undeniable oppression and it’s presented to us by politicians from both sides of the aisle. This is not the bipartisanship we had hoped for — instead of the tedious bickering from both parties we’ve unfortunately grown accustomed to, they’ve finally come to terms with bipartisanship but on the worst issues fathomable.
The politicians who supported the unimaginable are either self-serving or have become nonchalant since their election. Aside from the following listed, all other politicians should be thoroughly scrutinized because we the taxpayers essentially sign their paychecks.
It’s time to clean House.
The following list includes the elected officials who stood up for our well being, and also includes those that did not and/or could not vote.
|Name||Party||District||PATRIOT ’01||PATRIOT ’06||PATRIOT ’11||NDAA ’12|
|Schweikert||R||Arizona 5th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Grijalva||D||Arizona 7th District||NP||X||X||X|
|Giffords||D||Arizona 8th District||NP||NP||NV||X|
|Speier||D||California 12th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Stark||D||California 13th District||X||X||X||X|
|Honda||D||California 15th District||X||X||X||X|
|Farr||D||California 17th District||X||X||X||X|
|Waters||D||California 35th District||X||X||X||X|
|Sanchez||D||California 47th District||X||X||NV||X|
|McClintock||R||California 4th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Filner||D||California 51st District||X||X||NV||X|
|Woolsey||D||California 6th District||X||X||NV||X|
|Miller||D||California 7th District||X||X||X||X|
|Lee||D||California 9th District||X||X||X||X|
|DeGette||D||Colorado 1st District||X||X||X||X|
|Polis||D||Colorado 2nd District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Mack||R||Florida 14th District||NP||X||X||X|
|Hastings||D||Florida 23rd District||X||X||X||X|
|Johnson||D||Georgia 4th District||X||NV||NV||X|
|Lewis||D||Georgia 5th District||X||X||X||X|
|Woodall||R||Georgia 7th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Labrador||R||Idaho 1st District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Rush||D||Illinois 1st District||X||X||X||NV|
|Jackson||D||Illinois 2nd District||X||X||X||X|
|Davis||D||Illinois 7th District||X||X||X||X|
|Schakowsky||D||Illinois 9th District||X||X||X||X|
|Burton||R||Indiana 5th District||NP||NV||X||X|
|Braley||D||Iowa 1st District NP||NP||X||X||X|
|Richmond||D||Louisiana 2nd District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Pingree||D||Maine 1st District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Michaud||D||Maine 2nd District||NP||X||X||X|
|Sarbanes||D||Maryland 3rd District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Edwards||D||Maryland 4th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Cummings||D||Maryland 7th District||X||X||X||X|
|Olver||D||Massachusetts 1st District||X||X||X||X|
|McGovern||D||Massachusetts 3rd District||X||X||X||X|
|Frank||D||Massachusetts 4th District||X||X||X||NV|
|Tierney||D||Massachusetts 6th District||X||X||X||NV|
|Capuano||D||Massachusetts 8th District||NP||X||X||X|
|Clarke||D||Michigan 13th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Amash||R||Michigan 3rd District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Ellison||D||Minnesota 5th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Thompson||D||Mississippi 2nd District||X||X||X||X|
|Clay||D||Missouri 1st District||NV||X||X||X|
|Cleaver||D||Missouri 5th District||NP||X||X||X|
|Payne||D||New Jersey 10th District||X||NV||X||X|
|Lujan||D||New Mexico 3rd District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Clarke||D||New York 11th District||NP||NP||NV||X|
|Velazquez||D||New York 12th District||X||X||X||X|
|Serrano||D||New York 16th District||X||X||X||X|
|Tonko||D||New York 21st District||NP||X||X||X|
|Kucinich||D||Ohio 10th District||X||X||X||X|
|Fudge||D||Ohio 11th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Ryan||D||Ohio 17th District||NP||X||X||X|
|Blumenauer||D||Oregon 3rd District||X||X||X||X|
|DeFazio||D||Oregon 4th District||X||X||X||X|
|Roe||R||Tennessee 1st District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Cohen||D||Tennessee 9th District||NP||NP||X||X|
|Paul||R||Texas 14th District||X||X||NV||NV|
|Johnson||D||Texas 30th District||X||X||X||NV|
|Scott||D||Virginia 3rd District||X||X||X||X|
|McDermott||D||Washington 7th District||X||X||X||X|
|Baldwin||D||Wisconsin 2nd District||X||X||X||X|
|Name||Party||State||PATRIOT ’01||PATRIOT ’06||PATRIOT ’11||NDAA ’12|
NP = Not elected into office (Not Present)
NV = Did not vote
X = A nay vote
Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or Independent it’s time we hold the sponsorship of bad bills accountable, and even go as far as to GoDaddy them from office. This is the only avenue in which to fix our badly broken system or at the very least, it’s a start.
The bitch slap heard across the Internet: To display how powerful ‘we the people’ can be/should be when using intellect and savviness collectively against the government’s overreach, the behemoth social site Reddit‘s community forced Go Daddy, the enormous hosting and domain service to reverse their support of SOPA, however, websites are still being transferred by the droves due to their initial support of the censorship bill. Imagine, just imagine, if all parties did the same collectively and promptly, what we could achieve. We cannot depend on our elected officials when oppression is staring down our nation and our politicians decidedly appear oblivious to the direction our country is taking.
Sadly, there is too much money that’s come in from pro-SOPA groups to determine how that bill will play out. For example, Rep. McDermott (D-WA) has received $60,700 from pro-SOPA groups and $7,950 from groups opposing SOPA — this is why money and politics should not commingle in such abundance. ‘Fairness’ is then determined by dollar bills.
The above list was compiled by Redditor Student_Mammal. Thank you for this proactive measure against political insanity.
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