Democrats Respond to Trump’s Plea to Kill Police State FISA Act

Democrats Respond to Trump’s Plea to Kill Police State FISA Act

Paul Craig Roberts

The House Democrats, not the Republicans, Respond to Trump’s Plea to Kill the Unconstitutional FISA Act, while the Republicans Vote for the Police State Measure

Paul Craig Roberts

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) was passed as a result of the public hysteria that was orchestrated in response to a non-existent “Muslim terrorist threat” that was spun off of 9/11, the only claimed Muslim terrorist act in the US, an event now understood as a neoconservative operation to create “the New Pearl Harbor” necessary for their wars in the Middle East against Israel’s enemies.

The FISA Act was totally unconstitutional as it vitiated the US Constitution’s prohibitions against arrest and spying without warrants. The FISA Act is a police state measure and nothing else. That Americans, Congress, and the federal courts accepted it proves the absence of any commitment to freedom.

In this pre-election fundraising season we hear from Republicans how much they do for freedom and all that they are going to do to preserve it. But what do they really do?

Despite President Trump’s plea to the House Republicans, a plea from the Republican Presidential Nominee and in the opinion of many Republicans the actual President of the US as his reelection was stolen with Republican Party complicity by the Democrats, the Republican Speaker of the House and all but 19 Republicans tried to keep the unconstitutional FISA Act, which expires April 19, in force by re-authorizing it.

The Democrats, not wanting Trump, the next President, to have the power to do to them what they did to him, voted uniformly with 19 Republicans to kill the police state act Americans have lived under for many years by a vote of 226 against and 193 for.

It is almost a certainly that by one means or the other the police state will get the FISA Act renewed. But notice: It was the Democrats, not the Republicans, who responded to Trump and voted down the renewal of the police state legislation.

So much for the Republican Party in which so many false hopes are placed.

Trump should have created his own party, a party that represents Americans.

Here are the 19 Republicans who stood up for freedom:

Reps. Greene, Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Dan Bishop (R-N.C), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.), Michael Cloud (R-Texas), Bob Good (R-Va.), Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Chip Roy (R-Texas.), Eli Crane (R-Ariz.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Clay Higgins (R-La.), Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), Cory Mills (R-Fla.), Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Matt Rosendale (R-Md.), and Greg Steube (R-Fla.).

Notice that neither Republican US Representatives Jim Jordan nor James Comer are among the 19 Republicans who voted for freedom instead of for a police state.

Considering the massive and unattended problems threatening the US and the total absence of leadership and recognition of reality, the prospect that the US will exist beyond 2024 is in question.

All but 3 of the 19 Republicans who voted for freedom are from the South, the repository of Freedom in America.

The only freedom favored by the West and NE coasts liberal populations is the freedom for criminals and sexual perverts to be normalized and unpunished, and for preferred minorities to be permitted to riot and loot without consequence to them.

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