Sunday, May 31, 2015

Labor Unions want to gut Right To Work laws

From The National Right To Work Committee:

The Obama Labor Board just declared a full-scale assault upon all 25 state Right to Work laws.

As you know, in March, Wisconsin became the third state in three years to adopt Right to Work. The worker freedom movement is growing, and momentum is on our side.

Now the former union lawyers on Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are taking revenge and moving forward with a scheme to gut all 25 state Right to Work laws.

From the outrageous persecution of Boeing for creating jobs in Right to Work South Carolina to ambushing workers with quick-snap unionization elections, the Obama Labor Board has rammed through one union-boss power grab after another.

I've been warning concerned citizens like you for two years that the worst may be yet to come, now that Barack Obama is no longer accountable to the American people.

Thanks to the surrender of a few weak-kneed Republicans in the U.S. Senate in 2013, Barack Obama has a fully-stocked NLRB stacked with a gaggle of union lawyers to do Big Labor's bidding.

And now the Obama Labor Board is seizing that opportunity and preparing to overturn over 60 years of precedent and ignore the plain language of federal and state law.

National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys identified this threat over a year ago.

United Steelworkers (USW) union bosses in Florida have asked the NLRB for permission to charge fees to workers who exercise their right under Florida law to cut off financial support to a union they don't support.

Foundation staff attorneys filed a brief in the case last June, arguing that this scheme would effectively eviscerate by administrative fiat Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which authorizes state Right to Work laws.

Under the union lawyers' twisted logic, unions in Right to Work states should be able to require independent-minded workers to pay "contract grievance fees."

But by seeking and gaining monopoly bargaining power, union bosses have taken away the individual worker's freedom to represent himself or herself in dealing with the employer.

Not only that, the union controls the entire "contract grievance" process, and individual workers cannot seek any remedies without the union's permission and involvement.

The worker never agreed to the process or the rules -- the union imposed all of it.

Adding insult to injury, union bosses forbid nonmembers from voting on the contact, meaning workers have zero opportunity whatsoever to change the rules or process.

Everything about this system is coercive, and coercion is precisely why Right to Work laws are necessary to protect workers.

Earlier Boards and federal courts have correctly interpreted the law in case after case since 1953, holding that Right to Work laws mean exactly what they say.

Independent-minded workers in Right to Work states don't have to pay a single penny to an organization they did not ask for and do not want.

The Obama NLRB has already signaled its intent to overturn all those precedents and ignore the law's plain language.

"When this board is asking for an amicus brief on the reconsideration of a rule, the majority's already decided that it wants to change the rule," one labor law expert commented.

Foundation staff attorneys are already working on a new brief to dismantle the union lawyers' contrived arguments for this scheme.

But the real battle is likely to be in federal court.

In fact, Foundation staff attorneys are providing free legal aid to an independent-minded worker in Texas in a similar case.

We could be in for another years-long legal battle against this outrageous power grab.

Your Foundation needs an influx of financial resources to help combat this scheme and any others the Obama NLRB cooks up while it still can.

I hope I can count on your continuing support today to help us fight back against the Obama Labor Board's direct assault upon all 25 state Right to Work laws.

Make no mistake, they're trying to undo everything the worker freedom movement has accomplished in recent years.

We can't back down. Please act at once.

Sincerely,

Mark Mix

P.S. The Foundation relies completely on voluntary contributions from our supporters to provide free legal aid.

Please chip in with a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more today to support the Foundation's programs.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Getting down to the wire



From Rand 2016:

Tomorrow I will force the expiration of the NSA's illegal spying program.

I will not allow any bill extending illegal NSA spying to be rushed through ahead of the deadline.

My oath is to support and defend the Constitution and I won't back down.

The abuse of general warrants and the attack on the Bill of Rights must stop once-and-for-all.

We don't have to choose between fighting terrorism and obeying the Constitution.

That's why, two years ago, I sued the NSA.

It's why I proposed the Fourth Amendment Protection Act to force our government to abide by the Bill of Rights.

It's why I have fought for a full, open and honest debate on warrantless domestic spying -- a debate that is always kicked down the road in the name of "security."

So last week, with the proponents of this illegal spying rushing toward a deadline to ram through renewing illegal spying, I took a stand.

I filibustered for over 10 hours to shine a light on the vast expansion of the spy state and the erosion of our liberties.

I stood on the Senate floor until the early hours of the morning and helped block any short-term extension of these powers.

Tomorrow, the Senate will come back from recess with just hours left before the NSA's illegal spying powers expire.

And I won't allow defenders of the spy state to legislate through a manufactured crisis by holding a deadline over the head of Congress.

Let me be clear: I believe the number one job of the federal government is national defense.

I believe we must fight terrorism and I believe we must stand strong against our enemies.

But we do not need to compromise the Constitution in the process.

In fact, we must not.

I am ready and willing to start the debate on how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty.

This can't be delayed any longer.

I do not do this to obstruct.

I'm fighting for a strong national defense that upholds the Constitution and protects Americans from enemies who seek to do us harm.

So I hope I can count on you to sign your petition and stand with me as I force illegal NSA spying to expire and stand strong against any deals or threats.

In Liberty,

Rand Paul

Friday, May 29, 2015

Back Rand Paul as he stands up to the statists to defeat the Patriot Act



From Rand2016:

While many Americans are gearing up for another early-summer weekend, I'm gearing up for an all-out fight Sunday afternoon.

When you and I won our stunning victory last week -- defeating every attempt to extend or reauthorize the worst of the so-called "PATRIOT Act's" ILLEGAL spying provisions -- that was just the beginning.

Since then, I've been attacked viciously by the Obama White House -- the same President who ran for office pledging to end these spying schemes as part of the "hope" and "change" he was offering the American people -- for daring to stand up for the Constitution I swore to uphold as a U.S. Senator.

That's business-as-usual for the Washington Machine: Campaign on nothing but lies -- and then deliver the American people the status-quo.

If you want a new direction in Washington, I must be able to count on your IMMEDIATE action.

With only about 36 hours left, time is running out. So please chip in $20.16 to my campaign's "NSA Spying Showdown" Money Bomb right away, and then forward this email to everyone you know.

Our Founders were willing to give up everything to ensure Americans' God-given rights were protected -- ultimately drawing a line in the sand AGAINST any government encroachment on our freedoms with the Bill of Rights.

Today, the Bill of Rights is under assault like never before by members of BOTH parties. And the Fourth Amendment right to privacy against government intrusion is at the top of their list.

Instead of hauling in the NSA lawbreakers who crafted these ILLEGAL domestic spying programs -- and then lied about it before Congress -- my colleagues in the Senate are now looking for ways to excuse and extend the schemes.

They tell you and me we have to give up every bit of our Liberty for security -- while ignoring the fact the FBI admitted this program has cracked exactly ZERO terrorist plots!

You and I don't have to give up one ounce of our Liberty for security.

But it's up to you and me to ensure our government spends its time targeting those who are truly dangerous -- instead of fumbling through law-abiding American citizens' phone records.

This is not a fight you and I can ignore.

It strikes to the very heart of what it means to be an American.

I believe free people can best live their lives out from under the control or watchful eye of government bureaucrats.

But the Washington Machine believes security can only be had in the arms of Big Brother.

If the American people buy this lie, I fear our fragile Republic may not long survive.

We must fight back.

Please chip in a contribution of $20.16 to my "NSA Spying Showdown" Money Bomb right away.

In Liberty,

Rand Paul

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Clinton ally threatens Congressman Trey Gowdy

From Stop Hillary PAC:

Congressman Trey Gowdy just received a veiled threat from a close Clinton ally -- suggesting that Gowdy is risking harm.

We knew this moment was coming.

CNN contributor and close Clinton ally, Paul Begala compared Rep. Gowdy to a dog crushed by "5,000 pounds of 1977 Oldsmobile rolling over his head."

Then he said, "If I were Mr. Gowdy, I'd be mighty careful. Hillary has the facts on her side, and I suspect the last thing the Republicans truly want are the facts."

Now we must rally IMMEDIATELY to Stand with Gowdy.

We will not be bullied into silence. Stop Hillary PAC will never stop exposing Hillary's lies, but we need your help.

The moment has come. Hillary still has yet to testify before Trey Gowdy’s Special Select Committee on Benghazi we must rally and reach half-a-million signatures to demand the Clinton machine end the threats and finally cooperate with Congressman Trey Gowdy's mission to uncover the truth about Benghazi.

Stop Hillary PAC has already delivered more than 460,000 signatures to Trey Gowdy and the Special Select Committee on Benghazi, will you sign and donate $50 or $35 to help us rally together another 40,000 supporters?

From day one, anyone who's seen the Clinton political machine in action knew these threats to Gowdy were coming -- but we can't stop now -- we need to fight to uncover the truth in what is likely one of Hillary's biggest coverups.

Sincerely,

Senator Ted Harvey
Stop Hillary PAC

P.S. Please add your name here if you agree the Clinton camp's threats against Trey Gowdy must not be tolerated.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Completely dismantle Obamacare

From Freedom Works:

Do you still oppose ObamaCare? Do you still want to fight to repeal ObamaCare root and branch?

Are you ready to stop the ObamaCare expansion? Will you join the fight to block the ObamaCare exchanges?

With summer here, many people are too busy to pay attention to what’s happening in Washington, I hope you aren’t one of them.

That’s why I need to know that you are 100% committed to fighting ObamaCare, by clicking here.

It will take less than 30 seconds but we need to know whether or not you will stand with FreedomWorks and help the fight to not only stop the ObamaCare expansion, but also destroy ObamaCare root and branch. Please let FreedomWorks know where you stand today.

Health care freedom not only matters, it will work.

Matt Kibbe
President and Founder, FreedomWorks

Back Senator Rand Paul this Sunday

From Rand 2016:

Barack Obama effectively labeled me Enemy #1 for refusing to back down on ending illegal NSA snooping, taking what one major news outlet referred to as a direct "swipe" at me and my campaign.

I don't mind a bit.

Midnight Sunday is the line President Obama drew in the sand yesterday when he demanded the U.S. Senate pass the House-approved "reform" bill to keep bulk collection of the American people's phone data going.

I've drawn my line in the sand too. And I'm not backing down.

On Sunday, I'm going to fight to END the NSA's illegal spying program with everything I've got.

Can I count on you to be in my corner on Sunday?

And can I count on you to please chip in a contribution of $10 or more to help me mobilize a grassroots army of freedom-loving Patriots to end the NSA's illegal spying program?

As someone who took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, I refuse to stand by and allow Congress to continue the NSA's illegal spying program without putting up a fight.

The Second Court of Appeals - the court right below the Supreme Court - just ruled the program illegal.

Instead of demanding Congress continue the NSA's illegal spying program, Barack Obama should take action and end the illegal program himself.

After all, it was an Executive Order that started NSA spying in the first place. And it can be undone by Executive Order.

But Barack Obama refuses to budge.

So on Sunday, I plan to end the illegal program for him.

Will you pledge to stand with me as I stare down Barack Obama and his spy state allies on the Senate floor by adding your name to this fight?

If I'm going to slug it out Sunday with the spy state apologists, I'm going to need all the help and support I can get.

Unfortunately, it seems the president, the senior senator from Arizona and other members of the "eye roll" caucus who can't stand any mention of the Bill of Rights are all operating out of the same playbook.

They've all painted a giant target on my back as someone who must be railroaded in order to ram through some type of phony "reform" bill before midnight Sunday.

If Barack Obama and his spy state allies wish to continue the NSA's illegal spying program after midnight Sunday - they're going to have to first get through me - and the hundreds of thousands of Patriots standing in my corner!

I'm counting on you to be one of those Patriots in my corner on Sunday.

So please let me know you've got my back by adding your name to the fight to end illegal spying.

The good news is, the Washington Machine's smear campaign proves you and I are winning this battle.

The American people are sick and tired of business as usual, and our message is resonating among Americans of all backgrounds.

In fact, recent polls have me defeating Hillary Clinton in key swing states like Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

One member of the media even called me "Hillary Clinton's Kryptonite!"

So once you've added your name to this fight, please forward this email to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors and ask them to join you and me in this fight by adding their name.

As I mentioned, I'm taking on the entire Washington Machine - from the White House on down on Sunday.

That's why I need as many folks with me as possible in my corner.

So after you've added your name, can I count on you to please chip in $10 to help me mobilize as many Patriots as possible before Sunday's deadline?

Are you with me?

In Liberty,

Rand Paul

Force the unconstitutional Patriot Act to expire

From Campaign For Liberty:

Over the weekend, the liberty movement delivered some heavy blows in Round 1 against the surveillance statists.

And while three unconstitutional provisions of the so-called "Patriot" Act are closer than ever to expiring on midnight June 1, you can be sure we're in for the fight of our lives on Sunday, May 31.

It's time for the Senate to allow these provisions to expire.

But you can guarantee the surveillance state won't go down without a fight.

Right now, compromises are being negotiated, and deals are being cut.

That's why Campaign for Liberty needs to raise an additional $50,000 to keep our hard-hitting "Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb" running.

These ads are crucial to C4L being able to continue reaching millions of Americans about this important fight, targeting Senators who should be with us, but refuse to Stand with Rand in defense of our civil liberties.

With the USA FREEDOM Act only needing three more votes invoke cloture (parliamentary speak for moving forward with a bill), you and I have a much heavier lift than the statists trying to extend these authorities.

To stop the Obama-approved USA FREEDOM Act from being rammed through Sunday night, the American people must be heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill!

That's why in addition to running the hard-hitting banner ads on Facebook and Google in targeted states, I need 50,000 Patriots to sign their "I Object!" Citizen's Objection to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and their U.S. Senators.

And in order to have this program all in place to maximize the effect, you and I need to do this by Saturday, May 30, at midnight.

Five days to raise $50,000 and gather 50,000 objections to illegal NSA spying!

I know that's a high bar to set.

But each time I've called upon the liberty movement to act in the past, concerned Americans like you have risen to the occasion.

Thanks to Campaign for Liberty members like you, our "Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb" has been one of our most effective defensive battles.

As late as Friday night, Campaign for Liberty was still creating and purchasing new banner ads, adding more Senators to our target list.

The results of our program speak for themselves.

Despite pulling every procedural trick he could think of, Majority Leader McConnell was stunned at not even being able to get a short-term extension of the expiring "Patriot" Act surveillance provisions.

Senator Paul's objections to even a one day extension sent shockwaves across the nation.

Imagine when they hear these objections LOUD and CLEAR from Americans like you across the country!

After saying for weeks the Senate would not go home until the "Patriot" Act was reauthorized, in the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate adjourned until May 31.

This strongly suggests the statists believe they can get the votes needed to ram the USA FREEDOM Act into law at the last minute.

And it's up to you and I to stop them.

I know that's a lot to ask, but with such a short time to raise the funds necessary for this program I'm counting on everyone to step up.

Of course, if $30 is too much, then please consider a generous contribution of $20 or at least $10 .

These funds will go toward keeping our hard-hitting "Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb" running well in to Round 2.

Then after you've made your most generous contribution, I'm counting on the liberty movement to generate as much pressure as we can, which is why I hope you'll sign your "I Object!" Citizen's Objection to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and your U.S. Senators.

This is our best opportunity yet since October 2001 to begin rolling back the surveillance state and reclaim our lost liberties.

But five days is all you and I have to do it.

So after you've donated to the Banner Bomb and signed your Citizen's Objection, won't you please forward this on to your friends and family and encourage them to take action?

We cannot let this opportunity slip through our grasp!

For Liberty,

Ron Paul
Chairman

P.S. This past weekend, my son Rand took a stand for the American people by objecting to any extension of the so-called "Patriot" Act -- even for one day.

Now it's time for you and I to stand up and let Congress know you object as well.

Please make your most generous contribution of $30 , $20 , or at least $10 today to help Campaign for Liberty turn up the heat on the U.S. Senate.

Keep the pressure on the Senate to let the Patriot Act expire

From Rand 2016:

The clock is ticking and I need your help.

When the Senate returns from recess on May 31st, just 8 hours remain for the spy state apologists to try and cobble together a deal to extend the so-called "PATRIOT Act" and illegal domestic spying.

I just finished my interview on Fox News Channel's The Kelly File and I am emailing to ask for your immediate support to turn up the pressure on the Senate to end illegal domestic spying once-and-for-all.

Can I count on you to stand with me by adding your name to my fight to put a stop to the NSA’s bulk data collection program?

And after you join the fight, please chip in your most generous contribution to my campaign’s "Swamp the Senate" Money Bomb.

With just days remaining before the deadline, I need to prove to my colleagues the American people are calling for their government to abide by the Bill of Rights.

That’s why I need your immediate support for my campaign’s money bomb.

Defenders of the surveillance state were FURIOUS when I stood on the Senate floor for 10.5 hours and forced a delay in voting on extending the so-called "PATRIOT Act."

And they were scrambling when just past one in the morning on Saturday, I led my colleagues in objecting to every proposed extension of illegal spying.

But deadlines are when the Washington Machine and its allies in Congress exert pressure on my colleagues to roll over and "pass something."

The Obama administration is even claiming this program is necessary to stop terrorist attacks.

But a Justice Department Inspector General Report revealed ZERO cases where the NSA’s illegal bulk data collection program prevented a terrorist attack.

In fact, our government was so bogged down sifting through innocent Americans' electronic communications that it missed a foreign intelligence service tipping us off about the Boston bomber.

The time to end this illegal domestic spying is right now.

And with only 8 hours of floor time until the so-called "PATRIOT Act" expires on June 1st at 12:01 AM, this is a fight you and I can win.

But I need to know you stand with me.

Please add your name to this fight right away.

And after you add your name, chip in a contribution to my campaign’s "Swamp the Senate" Money Bomb today.

Your support will allow me to reach true patriots from coast to coast to turn up the heat on the Senate to finally END illegal domestic spying.

So please stand with me today.

In Liberty,

Rand Paul

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Keep the pressure on to defeat the Patriot Act

From Rand2016:

What a week!

It all culminated last night around 1:30 AM when the U.S. Senate attempted to ram through legislation to keep the NSA's illegal domestic spy programs alive.

The first vote was on the House passed "reform" bill, which still allows bulk data collection under another method.

It failed, leaving spy-state apologists only one option - to ram through some type of short-term extension of the unconstitutional "Patriot" Act.

I stood up to the surveillance state every step of way.

I refused to back down - objecting to EVERY short-term extension attempt made last night.

As a result, the Senate was forced to adjourn WITHOUT reauthorizing the "Patriot" Act - meaning the beast is set to expire on May 31st.

When the Senate comes back into session next Sunday, they'll have only 8 hours to pass a bill before the "Patriot" Act expires.

That means if you and I can hold the spy state off for only 8 more hours, we'll relegate the NSA's illegal spy program to the trash bin of history where it belongs.

But to do that I'm going to need your help throughout next week.

The truth is, this fight is extremely important to our future.

The Founders understood Liberty cannot long survive without privacy.

Most conservatives know government registration of firearms would ultimately lead to gun confiscation.

It's no different with the rest of our lives.

Once government bureaucrats know every aspect of our lives - what we watch, what we buy, what we eat, where we worship - it won't be long until they try to run them "for our own good."

That's why it's critical you and I hold the spy state off for 8 more hours on May 31st.

My staff is preparing a few videos of exactly what happened last night on the Senate floor.

As soon as they're uploaded and ready, I'll be sure to send them to you.

Thanks to your support, you and I won a stunning victory this week. We proved if freedom-loving Americans stand and fight the Washington Machine - we can win!

But I'm afraid our job is not over yet.

So I hope I can count on you to continue to stand with me in this fight.

In Liberty,

Rand Paul


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UCLA study debunked

From Public Advocate:

I’ve warned for years about colleges promoting the radical Homosexual Agenda at the expense of the truth and the Liberal Media.

And a recent paper on homosexual “marriage” in the “Science Magazine” is the latest example.

The UCLA researchers of this study claimed that spending just 30 minutes with a homosexual dramatically increases support for homosexual “marriage.”

The report basically says that opposition to homosexual “marriage” is based on ignorance and not moral or religious beliefs.

Not surprisingly, this widely popular report has now been exposed as false.

You see, the liberal news media wanted this study to be true.

They knew repeating this lie would help break down Real Marriage.

And armed with new findings to continue their anti-Family agenda, Radical Homosexual activists even exploited the study to label Real Marriage supporters as “bigots.”

But now they’re forced to face reality as this so-called “study” was easily proven to be an outright lie.

In a private conversation, the University of California Los Angeles graduate assistant collecting the data admitted to “falsely describing at least some of the details of the data collection.”

And other students failed to produce statistically similar results when they tried to duplicate the study.

Despite his confession and the mounting evidence against the study, the UCLA graduate assistant refused to write a retraction.

The study was finally forced into question when his co-author came forward with the confession, but only after sitting on the false data for an entire year, helping radical homosexuals spread the lie.

I’m outraged, my friend!

As a public school, UCLA used taxpayer funding to pay an employee to fabricate a homosexual hit piece against pro-Family Americans.

This falsehood was even promoted as a major study against Real Marriage supporters.

But in reality, it was nothing more than propaganda designed to artificially drive public opinion against pro-Family Americans.

How many other government funded and pro-homosexual studies are faked to promote the radical Homosexual Agenda?

Radical homosexuals have many ivory tower allies in modern day academia.

And who knows how many times these published studies against Real Marriage relied on false data.

I’ve seen the radical Homosexual Lobby and their allies distort the truth time and time again.

Public Advocate has led the fight against their hate-filled lies since 1981.

Thank you for standing with me against the radical Homosexual Agenda.

For the Family,

HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President, Public Advocate of the U.S.

P.S. Help Public Advocate expose fabrications from radical academia and their homosexual operatives by chipping in $10 or $25 right away.

Section 215 update: keep the pressure up

From Demand Progress:

Tonight, we achieved what the conventional wisdom had deemed utterly unfathomable.

There are never any permanent victories in politics — and tonight’s is undoubtedly particularly fragile and must be cradled over days and weeks and months to come.

But the Senate just easily rejected attempts to extend expiring Patriot Act authorities.

No matter what comes next, tonight's vote against the extension of Section 215 represents a victory for democracy over totalitarianism; for open government over secret law; for reasonability over hysteria.

Demand Progress and our members have been at at the forefront of efforts to rein in bulk surveillance since just after our org’s inception four years ago. We have helped organize more than one million actions in opposition to mass spying — including encouraging and facilitating the activism of 250,000 people who support sunsetting Section 215 — over just the last ten days.

This most recent effort has been as part of a broad coalition of organizations, including the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Color of Change, CREDO Action, Daily Kos, Democrats.com, Fight for the Future, Free Press, Left Action, The Nation, The Other 98%, RH Reality Check, RootsAction, and Win Without War.

Now, without further action by the Congress, the authority the NSA exploits to spy on most Americans’ phone calls will expire when the calendar turns to June 1st.

It’s still technically possible for Congress to extend the expiring provisions, but the opportunity grows narrower with each passing day and with each extra person who speaks out against doing so.

Please click here to tell your lawmakers to continue to block the reauthorization of Section 215.

We’ll undoubtedly be asking even more of you over the next week or so, as we approach the final hours before sunset. And after that, we'll ask for even more help! To more deeply constrain other forms of illegal and anti-democratic spying.

But for now, take the weekend to relish that you have been part of achieving what seemed impossible just weeks ago.

And then we'll press on.

-Demand Progress

Monday, May 18, 2015

Remind Congress to let Section 215 and other unconstitutional provisions retire by exhausting the time limit

From Demand Progress:

Americans were outraged to learn that the NSA has been spying on all of us — and a federal court ruled just a few days ago that this behavior is illegal.[1]

Yet this week Congress stands on the verge of reauthorizing some of the worst parts of the PATRIOT Act for another five years.

Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act — that's the authority that the NSA exploits to collect data about almost all of our phone calls — expires on June 1st. This week and next week Congress will take up legislation to extend it.

Investigations into the phone data collection program have made it clear that it does not make us safer. It's the project of a rogue surveillance agency that makes up its own rules and is never held accountable to the public. It's time to change that.

While mass surveillance doesn't reduce the threat of terrorism, it poses a severe, ongoing, unacceptable threat to our most cherished rights, the Constitution, and our democracy.

With key Patriot Act provisions about to expire, now's our best chance to rein in mass surveillance.

Just click here to tell Congress that it's time to put an end to mass spying on Americans — let the Patriot Act sunset!


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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Tell Congress not to reauthorize the spying provisions of the Patriot Act

From Rand2016:

Washington, D.C. doesn't need a massive, illegal and unconstitutional domestic spying program to "listen" to the American people.

They could do so right now.

They could heed the voices of millions of true patriots like you from all over the country and stop ANY reauthorization of the so-called "PATRIOT Act's" spying provisions.

With so-called "PATRIOT Act" spying provisions expiring on May 31st, I'm going to lead the fight against any attempt to extend this dangerous scheme and filibuster with everything I have.

I promise they will hear us. I promise they will not be able to just brush you and me aside.

If they're going to continue this unconstitutional madness, they're going to have to railroad me in front of millions of Americans who want our federal government to start obeying the law.

This is a defining moment for you and me.

The Big Government establishment of BOTH parties is furious.

They know last week's court decision declaring the NSA's metadata program ILLEGAL gave you and me a massive shot of momentum.

Instead of hauling in federal lawbreakers before Congress, they just want to paper over the NSA's domestic spying programs and keep the status quo.

I guess they want us to think the Founding Fathers would be just fine with the Big Brother surveillance state they imagine for this country!

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The Founders included the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution because they understood that as soon as government bureaucrats know exactly how we live our lives, it won't be long until they try to run them.

Almost every conservative I know opposes national gun registration.

They know that's just the first step toward firearm confiscation.

These NSA spying programs effectively allow the government to register and catalogue everything we do!

I'm not backing down, but I must be able to count on you to stand with me.

The only way Washington, D.C. will ever change is if you and I keep fighting to change it.

Please sign your STOP SPYING ON INNOCENT AMERICANS petitionnow.

And if possible, please agree to your most generous contribution to help me reach out and mobilize even more Americans.

There's not much time before the May 19th deadline, so please act right away.

Thank you for all you do.

In Liberty,

Rand Paul

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Demand Progress intervenes in support of Net Neutrality in court

From Demand Progress:

We have a huge announcement: We’ve decided to formally intervene in court to support the FCC’s Net Neutrality rule.

Telecom lawyers are making the ludicrous argument that the FCC didn't give sufficient notice before making the decision.1

Since we helped mobilize the more than 3.7 million comments the FCC received, we’re in an ideal position to refute this and other claims. And after so many of you encouraged and supported our efforts to do so, we're going for it.

But intervening in a major lawsuit like this isn’t cheap—and we’re counting on our members to help cover local costs. Will you chip in $5?

Since the FCC announced their historic decision in favor of Net Neutrality, they’ve now been hit with a whopping TEN lawsuits from everyone from AT&T, Verizon, and lobbyists for Comcast.

Their strategy is to bury the FCC in lawsuits in hopes of either winning in court or at least creating enough delays that they can get a new president in office to throw out the whole thing.

And this is no idle threat—the telecommunications industry has had success in the past getting the federal courts to throw out previous Net Neutrality rules. We know the order is built on the strongest legal grounds possible, but if we don't show up and make sure the court understands that, then the rule may be thrown out.

With Comcast and Verizon's armies of lawyers, we could be facing major legal costs ourselves. Will you donate $5 to help Demand Progress defend Net Neutrality in court?

Yes, I'll chip in $5.


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Legalize medical marijuana at the federal level

From NORML:

Legislation is pending in the US House of Representatives to allow states greater freedom to authorize medical marijuana to qualified patients.

HR 1774, The Compassionate Access Act, reschedules marijuana under federal law to a classification other than Schedule I. The measure also excludes cannabidiol from the definition of marijuana and prohibits federal officials from interfering in state-compliant activities specific to the physician-authorized use or distribution of medical cannabis.


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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rush Limbaugh Endorses Marijuana

EIB NETWORK OFFICIAL COMMUNIQUE — Controversial Conservative Talk Radio Mogul Rush Limbaugh endorsed medical marijuana legalization on his show Tuesday, and told Internet Chronicle reporters smoking the “Mary Jane” helped him recover after a scandalous opiate addiction. Rush pontificated in front of the golden EIB microphone, “All you listeners out there in flyover country, I know this might scare you a bit, but I wouldn’t have been able to make it through hundreds of shows if it weren’t for the benefits of medical marijuana. When I topped off my cigar with a half gram, all my tremors and cravings for painkillers disappeared. I was able to speak more eloquently than ever, if anything. And when I stopped craving the painkillers, I went back to normal cigars without any withdrawals whatsoever. I know this may come to a shock to some of the people out in the heartland, but Marijuana is a truly miraculous medicine.”

Rush Limbaugh brought Libertarian talk host Neal Boortz onto his show for a discussion about the flaws and merits of legalizing drugs. Rush took the position that mostly harmless and medicinally-oriented drugs like marijuana and possibly MDMA should be legalized, but Boortz pushed for legal recreational use of all drugs. Boortz, exasperated, said “We should be ashamed that we have more prisoners than any other country in the world, and who are we locking up? They’re all drug addicts. They buy and consume drugs. That’ll drive the economy as powerfully as a war, as long as we nationalize the production and retail of the drugs as we do with alcohol and armored humvees. It’s win-win.”


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Monday, May 11, 2015

Support Senator Rand Paul in defeating the Patriot Act

From Campaign For Liberty:

Senator Rand Paul threw down the gauntlet today -- threatening to FILIBUSTER any attempt to reauthorize the section of the so-called "Patriot" Act that allows the NSA to continue it's metadata spying program.

If Senator Rand Paul filibusters the "Patriot" Act, he's going to need a lot of extra muscle from the grassroots.

And that's exactly what C4L's "Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb" is designed to do.

Can I count on you to chip in an emergency contribution of at least $10 to our Banner Bomb immediately?

Campaign for Liberty staff has created hard-hitting Facebook, Google, and Internet banner ads targeting fence-riding Senators.

When the vote comes to a head, C4L will flood the Internet with these hard-hitting ads in target states, generating maximum pressure on Senators to oppose the so-called "Patriot" Act.

But,we must raise $50,000 by midnight Thursday to prepare the program for launch.

So,won't you chip in an emergency contribution to our Banner Bomb immediately?

Thank you in advance for your support.

-- Amanda Lee


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Make Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake resign

From The Tea Party:

The Baltimore mayor must resign
by Niger Innis

TheTeaParty.net

"We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that, as well..."
-STEPHANIE RAWLINGS-BLAKE

I hope you'll use the below petition to add your name to the growing list of conservatives who are calling on Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to step down. The Tea Party is leading the charge by demanding her immediate resignation.

Law enforcement is still on high alert in the wake of riots that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage and led to more than 450 arrests.

Baltimore's liberal Democrat Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered police to "stand down" while giving violent protesters "space to destroy" private property and police vehicles. Order was finally restored after the Governor deployed 2,500 National Guardsmen into the city's streets.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake encouraged lawlessness in Baltimore as homeowners and shopkeepers feared for their lives and their property.This is completely unacceptable.

Our elected officials are entrusted to keep their oath of office and protect their constituents.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake's dereliction of duty makes her wholly unfit to hold office. The Tea Party launched a public campaign to demand Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake resign immediately, and we need your support!

Once we've collected 50,000 signatures, The Tea Party will deliver the signed petitions to the Maryland Board of Elections. It's absolutely critical that we reach 50,000 signatures in 72 hours. So please take just a moment to sign our petition.

The Baltimore Mayor Must Resign

In the hours after the riots began, Fox News reported an official involved with law enforcement efforts said Mayor Rawlings-Blake ordered police to "stand down" as chaos spread across Western Baltimore.

And when given the opportunity to address the public for the first time, Mayor Rawlings-Blake explained that she wanted to provide violent protesters "space to destroy" parts of the city.

It's simply outrageous.

That's why you and I must pressure Mayor Rawlings-Blake to resign... immediately. Baltimore needs true leadership, and Mayor Rawlings-Blake proved she is not fit to lead the city of Baltimore.

Please sign the above Tea Party "Demand Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Resign!" petition, then please chip in $25 or $50 toward our efforts, so we can print and deliver these petitions to the Maryland Board of Elections by next week.

Thank you.

In Freedom,

Niger Innis
Executive Director

P.S. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake failed the people of Baltimore and ignored her oath of office when she allowed violent protesters to destroy hundreds of thousands of dollars in private property and police equipment during the recent riots. The Tea Party is holding her accountable by demanding that she resign immediately.

Please sign our "Demand Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Resign!" petition, then help us deliver thousands of these petitions to the Maryland Board of Elections by chipping in $25, $50, or more right away. Thank you.

Senate votes on TPP tomorrow so contact your Senators today

From Fight For The Future:

The Senate is voting TOMORROW to advance Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The vote is going to be close and we need everyone to contact their Senators right now and demand they oppose Fast Tracking Internet censorship.

Everyone has said that we have no hope of stopping Fast Track in the Senate — that the House is our only hope. But after the last few weeks, it’s looking more and more like we can stop Fast Track in the Senate.

If we can win in the Senate tomorrow, it’d be a huge victory for the Internet. It would set back plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership months, if not kill it entirely.

Click here to take action now and let’s stop this secret trade deal.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Perserve your civil liberties by telling Congress to act in favor of the people concerning the Patriot Act

From Campaign For Liberty:

Dr. Paul and I wanted you to see Norm Singleton’s Legislative Strategy memo outlining why it is so important you support C4L’s “Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb” aimed at fence-riding senators thinking about voting to extend the “Patriot” Act.

Norm has worked with Dr. Paul for over twenty years, fifteen of them spent on Capitol Hill as Dr. Paul’s top legislative and policy adviser.

No one in the liberty movement knows as much about the inner workings of Capitol Hill as Norm.

Dr. Paul and myself rely on his analysis and it’s a pleasure to share what may be one of the most important legislative strategy memos he has ever written.

I cannot think of a better person to explain the opportunities and challenges the battle over the surveillance state presents the liberty movement.

I hope as you read this you will agree to help fully fund our “Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb” by chipping in a contribution of $30 , $20 , or $10 .

In Liberty,

John Tate
President

Legislative Strategy Memo

TO: Ron Paul, Chairman
John Tate, President
FROM: Norm Singleton, Vice President of Policy
CC: C4L Staff and Members
RE: C4L's efforts to block “PATRIOT” Act extension

Overview:

As you know, several provisions of the so-called “PATRIOT” Act, including Section 215 (used by the National Security Agency to justify its controversial metadata collection program) sunset at the end of May.

For the reasons outlined below, the upcoming debate on reauthorizing those provisions provides us with a great opportunity to start rolling-back the surveillance state.

At the very least, this battle can enable us to alert more Americans to the dangers of mass surveillance and join our efforts. This is why I believe we must devote as many resources as possible to our “Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb.”

Unfortunately, two years after the Snowden revelations we are still getting phony, watered-down reforms from the House. Next week, the House of Representatives will consider the USA FREEDOM Act (USAF). Sponsors of this bill claim that it ends bulk collection and protects our rights.

However, an examination of the details of this bill shows that it does not end warrantless surveillance or bulk data collection.

Phony, Watered-Down Reforms:

USAF simply places some small limitations on the government’s ability to conduct these programs. So at most, the bill will slightly curtail the existing metadata program, assuming the NSA does not find ways to get around even the minor restraints imposed by this bill.

Friday’s Second Circuit Court decision that the NSA’s metadata collection is not authorized by current law may actually make this worse since the court only found the 215 bulk metadata collection program illegal because it lacked statutory authorization.

Passage of the USA Freedom act may thus void the decision by authorizing, for the first time, certain types of bulk metadata collection -- albeit with some “limitations!”

One reason this bill is so weak is that the House leadership told the Judiciary Committee they would not allow any “reform” bill to come to the floor unless the House Intelligence Committee supported it.

As both of you know, the Intelligence Committee is full of the most die-hard supporters of the surveillance state in Congress.

In fact, the current Chairman of the Committee once referred to Justin Amash as “Al-Qaeda’s best friend” because of Representative Amash’s efforts to end mass surveillance.

So the fix was in.

At the Judiciary Committee mark-up, Representative Ted Poe of Texas and Representative Raul Labrador of Idaho both offered amendments that would have provided Americans with real protections from warrantless surveillance.

Both of these amendments were rejected even though many members spoke in favor of them. But those representatives admitted the reason they were voting against the amendment was because they had heard that amending the bill to enact real protections of our liberties would “blow up the deal.”

Senate "Bait and Switch":

In the Senate, the situation is even worse. Senate leadership is attempting to divert our attention away from the flaws in USA FREEDOM Act with a classic “trick play.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a clean “PATRIOT” Act reauthorization bill extending these provisions until 2020 and placed it directly on the Senate calendar.

However, Senator McConnell is well aware that there are not the votes to pass clean reauthorization in the House, and he likely lacks the votes in the Senate to pass it too.

So why is Senator McConnell doing this? Information I have picked up from both the "inside-the-beltway" media and the conversions with our allies on the Hill indicates that McConnell may be trying to divert attention away from the problems with the USA FREEDOM Act.

Believe it or not (and I know you will both have no problem believing this) many of our inside-the-beltway “allies” are once again falling for McConnell’s trick.

These “leaders” are frankly working to pass the USAF in order to stop McConnell from passing his clean reauthorization bill into law.

They are doing this even though (as I pointed out above) McConnell does not have the votes to pass a clean reauthorization bill.

More importantly, when you examine both proposals, the practical result of passing USAF would be nearly the same as passing McConnell’s bill.

Falling for the “we must pass something bad to avoid getting something worse” is an exceptionally poor strategy since, if Congress does nothing, Section 215 and other PATRIOT Act provisions expire in three weeks.

In other words, all we have to do is keep legislation extending the Sec. 215 program off President Obama’s desk for three weeks and we win!

That is why Campaign for Liberty's “Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb” is so important.

Since we are not falling for McConnell's scheme, we are one of the few groups positioned to play a key role in this debate.

If we raise the funds to implement the complete program, we can flood popular websites like Facebook with ads alerting pro-liberty Americans to the upcoming votes and mobilize them to put the heat on Congress.

This will enable us to bury the Senate with petitions demanding Congress reject both the USA FREEDOM Act and any clean reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act.

Battle is in the Senate:

In my discussions on Capitol Hill with friendly and undecided offices, I believe that while we should not totally ignore the House, our best change to defeat the bill is in the Senate.

Tim Shoemaker and I have analyzed the situation in the House and concluded that House leadership is going be able to cobble together a coalition of pro-surveillance members desperate to expand the “PATRIOT” Act and those desperate to "do something" about surveillance but unwilling to fight leadership.

In the Senate, however, one Senator can delay pro-surveillance legislation giving us time to build support against any phony “reform” bill and take advantage of the sunsetting provisions to either force the Senate to allow the Sec. 215 and other provisions to expire or pass real anti-surveillance legislation.

As you know, Rand has already said he will oppose USA FREEDOM, a straight reauthorization bill, or any other legislation that allows the NSA to continue to spy and snoop on innocent Americans without a warrant.

All we need to do is convince a handful of senators to vote with Rand and we can block any pro-surveillance state legislation from passing the Senate and reaching President Obama’s desk.

Of course, our success ultimately depends on us getting the support of our members to fully implement the “Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb.”

It’s vital our members understand the importance of fully funding the “Stop the Surveillance State Banner Bomb” by making their most generous contribution of $30 , $20 , or $10 .


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Join Senators Warren,Brown and Sanders in pressuring Obama to post the full TPP text online for the public to see

From CREDO:

Our campaign to pressure President Obama's administration to immediately make all secret trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has gotten a massive boost.

President Obama recently lashed out at activists and our elected representatives who have called for transparency around secret negotiations, calling us “dishonest.”

In response Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown have added their voices to Senator Bernie Sanders’ call for the Obama administration to immediately release the full text of the TPP.


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Black judge revictimizes white child

Kentucky Judge Rips Into “Racist” Toddler

From time to time, someone will wonder idly why there really isn’t a market for conservative political comedy. Why isn’t there a right-wing equivalent of Jon Stewart, for instance? And when someone does pop up, why aren’t they able to really break into the mainstream?

It’s an interesting question, but the answer may be a simple one. Good satire relies on being able to make piercing observations sprinkled with just a touch of exaggeration. With the right comic sensibilities, you gently nudge the absurd into the outrageous. Nudge too far, and it veers into stupidity. Nudge too little, and the comedy loses its edge. But when everything you have to work with is already outrageous, where is there to go?

How do you make this funny, for instance?

Kentucky Judge Olu Stevens, himself a black man, decided recently to use his judicial power to launch into a disgusting tirade against the racism of a three-year-old victim of armed conflict. Stevens was presiding over a case in which two armed black men (not to be confused with the unarmed variety we hear so much about) broke into the home of Jordan and Tommy Gray in March 2013. The men – Gregory Wallace and Marquis MacAfee – found the Gray’s toddler watching Spongebob Squarepants on TV. That didn’t stop them. They wielded their guns, robbed the Grays under threat of death, and escaped. They were arrested weeks later, and MacAfee was sentenced to ten years in the clink.

Wallace, however, is another story, and it was during his sentencing phase that Judge Stevens took exception to something the Grays wrote in their victim impact statement.

“Whenever we are running errands, if we come across a black male, she holds me tight and begs me to leave,” wrote Jordan Gray. “It has affected her friendships at school and our relationships with African-American friends.”

In other words, as one might expect, this little girl’s encounter with a life or death situation has had a significant impact on her psyche.

But no, says Judge Stevens, that’s not the problem. “I am offended,” he said at Wallace’s sentencing hearing in February. “I am deeply offended that they would be victimized by an individual and express some kind of fear of all black men.” He went on to slam the parents for “accepting that kind of mentality and fostering those type of stereotypes.” Putting the cherry on top, he let Wallace off with probation.

Not certain that he had gotten his point across, Judge Stevens took his ill-advised rant to

Facebook. “Do three year olds form such generalized, stereotyped and racist opinions of others?” he wrote online. “I think not. Perhaps the mother had attributed her own views to her child as a manner of sanitizing them.”
Surprisingly, this is not even the first time this year that a black person of note has accused a toddler of racism. Just last month, Indiana Democrat Vanessa Summers took to the floor of the State House of Representatives to insist that her colleague’s 18-month-old was scared of her because of her race. “I have told Representative McMillin I love his little son, but he’s scared of me because of my color,” Summers mused. “And that’s horrible.”

We’ve traded common sense in this country, built up through thousands of years of civilization, for politically-correct, pop psychology nonsense. It was one thing when that crap was fodder for the Oprah Winfreys and Tumblr users of the world. Now, though, it has come to darken our classrooms, our politics, and even our courtrooms.

And even the world’s most gifted comedian would have a hard time seeing anything funny about that.


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This is a story I couldn't let go. It is that disgusting.This kid is going to grow up to hate black people in fact she may become a Nazi or Klanswoman. It may get bad for black people because of other black people.

Big Cable files lawsuits against the FCC

From Demand Progress:

The FCC just got hit with the SEVENTH lawsuit to block its new Net Neutrality rules.1

Lawsuits have been filed by AT&T. Verizon. Comcast's lobbyists. The list goes on. And even more lawsuits could be on the way.

Facing this almost unprecedented avalanche of lawsuits, Demand Progress is thinking about doing something big: formally intervening in the lawsuit in support of Net Neutrality.

We can help the FCC show in court how much public support there is for Net Neutrality, and there are several factors that we are weighing as we make a decision about intervening. But before we can even think about moving forward we need to make sure we have the resources to cover legal costs.

Will you chip in $5 to help Demand Progress defend the FCC's historic Net Neutrality rule?

The FCC received more than 3.7 million public comments on Net Neutrality, with less than 1 percent opposed.2 And yet telecom lawyers are saying that the FCC ignored public input on this decision.3

It’s ludicrous—and as one of the leading groups that helped mobilize the public, we can help show in court how strongly the public supports Net Neutrality.

Comcast and the other big telecommunications companies have virtually unlimited amounts of money to spend on armies of lawyers—and even if they lose, they might be able to keep things tied up in court long enough for a new president or Congress to come along and overturn the decision before it goes into effect.

We’ve come too far to allow Net Neutrality to be overturned by corporate lawyers. Will you chip in to help defend our historic Net Neutrality victory?

Yes, I'll chip in$5 to help defend Net Neutrality.

Thanks.

--Demand Progress


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Tell Congress to rein in NSA spying

From Rand Paul 2016:

It's illegal.

That's what the New York-based 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals unanimously said about the NSA's bulk collection of American phone records earlier this morning.

As I've stated since the very beginning, the NSA's program of collecting billions of innocent Americans' phone records, texts, emails, Internet searches, and social media posts is blatantly unconstitutional.

The Founders included the Fourth Amendment in the U.S. Constitution to protect Americans' right to privacy from government snooping.

But the court didn't even need to address the program's constitutionality!

Please join me in taking our country back by adding your name right away.

While spy-state apologists point to the so-called "PATRIOT Act" as the source for legal authorization, the court noted the bill does nothing of the sort!

The entire scheme is flat-out ILLEGAL. Period.

I'm sure this is going to make my colleagues' skin crawl in Congress.

They want nothing more than to keep the national security spy state growing until it tracks, traces and catalogues virtually every detail about every aspect of our lives.

To them, the safety Americans yearn for can only be had under the watchful eye of Big Brother.

Of course, I know the legal wrangling over the NSA's domestic spying programs is far from over.

But with a fight brewing over renewal of the "PATRIOT Act" in Congress, I suspect this court's decision will only embolden some of my colleagues to enshrine the NSA's ILLEGAL and UNCONSTITUTIONAL spying schemes in federal law.

That's why I'm counting on your IMMEDIATE action.

Won't you please sign your End Illegal NSA Spying petition immediately?

It's absolutely critical that you do so.

I'm going to fight them with everything I have -- if I can count on your help.

The Founders understood liberty cannot long survive without privacy.

Most conservatives know government registration of firearms would ultimately lead to gun confiscation.

It's no different with the rest of our lives.

Once government bureaucrats know every aspect of our lives -- what we watch, what we buy, what we eat, where we worship -- it won't be long until they try to run them "for our own good."

After all, the Washington machine believes bureaucrats know best.

They couldn't be more wrong.

Out-of-control government has gummed up the wheels of our economy, leading to only 0.2% growth in the first quarter of this year.

It's sunk our nation in $18.2 TRILLION in debt.

Meanwhile ObamaCare is driving up health insurance premiums, shuttering hospitals and worsening the quality of American healthcare.

I know they say, "trust us."

But how can we?

How can we after the IRS targeted conservative organizations for harassment and intimidation?

How can we after the Justice Department spied on reporters who dared criticize this administration?

Even this entire NSA spying scheme is another example of an out-of-control government bureaucracy breaking the law to get what it wants.

Yet, more and more voices are now admitting these unconstitutional programs don't even work.

If our government used the legal tools it has to target terrorists -- instead of sifting through innocent Americans' information -- we could fight terrorism and uphold the Constitution.

But it's going to take a President who is willing to take the oath to uphold the Constitution seriously.

I ran for office because I feared the Washington machine was out of control.

I believed it was time for true patriots -- not career politicians -- to stand up and stop the madness.

Today, I'm running for President because we need a true, uncompromising voice for liberty.

And I'm going to fight any attempt by my colleagues in Congress to disguise the NSA's unconstitutional spying programs with a veil of legality.

But I must be able to count on your support.

First, please sign your End Illegal NSA Spying petition right away.

Second, please chip in your most generous contribution.

I don't know what you can afford.

My hope is you will be extra-generous and chip in $250, $100 or even $50.

If that's too much though, please chip in $25 or even $10.

The fight over NSA spying on innocent Americans is about to heat up in Washington, D.C.

I'm ready.

But I'm counting on you to please stand with me.

In liberty,

Rand Paul

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bad news and good news on TPP

From Fight For The Future:

Bad news first: Fast Track legislation to ram through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has now passed out of committee in both the U.S. House and Senate, and it’s moving fast.

Now the good news: just last week the House Majority Leader admitted that “the votes aren’t there yet” to get this anti-democratic, censorship-enabling legislation passed.1

But both the Obama administration and corporate-backed Republican leadership are working together to spread propaganda and claim there is “nothing secret” in the TPP – while the entire text is still classified!2 Worse, they are literally bribing reps with a fancy dinner if they vote for the Fast Track bills.3

The vote is going to be painfully close. Every second counts and every voice matters. Will you speak out today?

Click here to take urgent action to stop the Fast Track bills now.

This is a huge opportunity. If we can defeat Fast Track legislation in the U.S., it’s very likely that the entire TPP will fall apart. This is our chance to change history and to make it clear we won’t accept a future where decisions that affect our lives are made by governments in secret.

Thanks for all you do,

-Evan at Fight for the Future

P.S. Rep Nancy Pelosi now plays a key role in whether these Fast Track bills move ahead. Will you click here to tweet at her or call her office at (202) 225-4965 to tell her to oppose Fast Track for the TPP?


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