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V Was Right by poasterchild V Was Right by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

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This week, the United States House of Representatives narrowly voted to gut the Fourth Amendment by rejecting an amendment to the defense appropriations bill that would have prohibited the government from using Section 215 of the "Patriot" Act to justify the National Security Agency's dragnet surveillance of Americans without suspicion or probable cause that a crime has been or is about to be committed. The vote was 217 to 205 against the amendment, which drew support from a coalition of libertarian-minded Republicans and traditional liberal Democrats. As John Conyers, a very liberal Democrat from Michigan who co-sponsored the amendment with the far right libertarian Justin Amash said after the vote, which was preceded by intense pressure from the NSA and the White House, "the lobbying was heavy. They were very worried about it."

They ought to be worried. The NSA, the White House, and the Congressional leadership of both parties who supported this unprecedented attack on American civil liberties needs to be afraid. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Those responsible will be held accountable.

You can read more here: www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07…
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Ostentatiousnessness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Lobbying"? Buying votes?
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Not in this case, since the lobbying was done by the White House and the NSA.  Lobbying is simply advocacy, and the people on the other side of this issue (the White House and the NSA) feel that there are legitimate security interests involved that justify these programs.  Many of us, however, disagree.

Like most people who have never worked in the system, you apparently don't understand how most lobbying takes place.  Yes, when corporate lobbying is involved, there are often political contributions made by PACs and whatnot which target their contributions on legislators whom they wish to influence.  But most lobbying involves providing information and expertise.  The system if often corrupt, but corruption is not universal.
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Ostentatiousnessness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh yeah I just know how to dig trenches and disarm mines man
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byron7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>They ought to be worried. The NSA, the White House, and the Congressional leadership of both parties who supported this unprecedented attack on >American civil liberties needs to be afraid. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Those responsible will be held accountable.

Quite right!
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JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you should put this up around town
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LazyCannibal Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
v would be proud if he was real
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capnkupo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The more the merrier!
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple well done, true!
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you.  :)
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TrickyCreature Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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