The good news is that for the first time in years an unconstitutional police state law is ‘shot down.’ At least for the time being.
The bad news is that Patriot Act extension failed because of a procedural move that required a two-thirds majority that fell short with 277 voting yes and 148 voting no. Which means that the majority of Congress are still traitors who don’t give a flip about our rights and who remain shills for the lies of the ‘war on terror.’ Some are predicting the bill will return to the House floor for a regular vote that would only require a simple majority to pass.
Obama, doing his best George W. Bush impression, wanted the extension to go through December 2013. A Republican sponsored the extension until December 2011. Most democrats voted no, all repubs but 26 voted yes. That’s a crazy mix even for the false left/right paradigm.
My own brand new congresswoman, Diane Black, voted for the illegal bill and showed her true colors. Her whole campaign was based on how she would honor the constitution and protect the rights of the little people. Liar.
No need in getting excited. Even if the Patriot Act goes by the wayside, our criminal government is going to do whatever they want and expect to get by with it. There’s a $1.2 billion Utah Data Center being built that will exist for no other reason than to manage all the information unlawfully gathered on legal US citizens. ‘We the people’ are the real enemy in case you haven’t heard and we don’t seem to protest very much against those accusations.
Just in case the public starts to arouse from their sleep and get a little too uppity about those constitutional rights, there’s always that false flag wild card. Once every ten years or so should do the trick.