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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 04:13 AM
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Military Commissions Act Final Vote Count
If you represenative or senator voted for this bill and is up for re-election you should let them know how unhappy you are that they don't support the Constitution.

---- AYES 253 ---

Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
Andrews
Bachus
Baker
Barrett (SC)
Barrow
Barton (TX)
Bass
Bean
Beauprez
Biggert
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (UT)
Blackburn
Blunt
Boehlert
Boehner
Bonilla
Bonner
Bono
Boozman
Boren
Boswell
Boustany
Boyd
Bradley (NH)
Brady (TX)
Brown (OH)
Brown (SC)
Brown-Waite, Ginny
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Buyer
Calvert
Camp (MI)
Campbell (CA)
Cannon
Cantor
Capito
Carter
Chabot
Chandler
Chocola
Coble
Cole (OK)
Conaway
Cramer
Crenshaw
Cubin
Cuellar
Culberson
Davis (AL)
Davis (KY)
Davis (TN)
Davis, Jo Ann
Deal (GA)
Dent
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Doolittle
Drake
Dreier
Duncan
Edwards
Ehlers
Emerson
English (PA)
Etheridge
Everett
Feeney
Ferguson
Fitzpatrick (PA)
Flake
Foley
Forbes
Ford
Fortenberry
Fossella
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Garrett (NJ)
Gerlach
Gibbons
Gillmor
Gingrey
Gohmert
Goode
Goodlatte
Gordon
Granger
Graves
Green (WI)
Gutknecht
Hall
Harris
Hart
Hastert
Hastings (WA)
Hayes
Hayworth
Hefley
Hensarling
Herger
Herseth
Higgins
Hobson
Hoekstra
Holden
Hostettler
Hulshof
Hunter
Hyde
Inglis (SC)
Issa
Istook
Jenkins
Jindal
Johnson (CT)
Johnson (IL)
Johnson, Sam
Kelly
Kennedy (MN)
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kirk
Kline
Knollenberg
Kolbe
Kuhl (NY)
LaHood
Latham
Lewis (CA)
Lewis (KY)
Linder
LoBiondo
Lucas
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marshall
Matheson
McCaul (TX)
McCotter
McCrery
McHenry
McHugh
McIntyre
McKeon
McMorris Rodgers
Melancon
Mica
Michaud
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Moore (KS)
Murphy
Musgrave
Myrick
Neugebauer
Northup
Norwood
Nunes
Nussle
Osborne
Otter
Oxley
Pearce
Pence
Peterson (MN)
Peterson (PA)
Petri
Pickering
Pitts
Platts
Poe
Pombo
Pomeroy
Porter
Price (GA)
Pryce (OH)
Putnam
Ramstad
Regula
Rehberg
Reichert
Renzi
Reynolds
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Ryun (KS)
Salazar
Saxton
Schmidt
Schwarz (MI)
Scott (GA)
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shadegg
Shaw
Shays
Sherwood
Shimkus
Shuster
Simmons
Simpson
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Sodrel
Souder
Spratt
Stearns
Sullivan
Sweeney
Tancredo
Tanner
Taylor (MS)
Taylor (NC)
Terry
Thomas
Thornberry
Tiahrt
Tiberi
Turner
Upton
Walden (OR)
Walsh
Wamp
Weldon (FL)
Weldon (PA)
Weller
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wicker
Wilson (NM)
Wilson (SC)
Wolf
Young (AK)
Young (FL)



---- NOES 168 ---

Abercrombie
Ackerman
Allen
Baca
Baird
Baldwin
Bartlett (MD)
Becerra
Berkley
Berman
Berry
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boucher
Brady (PA)
Brown, Corrine
Butterfield
Capps
Capuano
Cardin
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carson
Case
Clay
Clyburn
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Costello
Crowley
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
DeFazio
DeGette
Delahunt
DeLauro
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Emanuel
Engel
Eshoo
Evans
Farr
Fattah
Filner
Frank (MA)
Gilchrest
Gonzalez
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Harman
Hastings (FL)
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Holt
Honda
Hooley
Hoyer
Inslee
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jefferson
Johnson, E. B.
Jones (NC)
Jones (OH)
Kanjorski
Kaptur
Kennedy (RI)
Kildee
Kilpatrick (MI)
Kind
Kucinich
Langevin
Lantos
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
LaTourette
Leach
Lee
Levin
Lipinski
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Lynch
Maloney
Markey
Matsui
McCarthy
McCollum (MN)
McDermott
McGovern
McKinney
McNulty
Meek (FL)
Meeks (NY)
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Mollohan
Moore (WI)
Moran (KS)
Moran (VA)
Murtha
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal (MA)
Oberstar
Obey
Olver
Ortiz
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor
Paul
Payne
Pelosi
Price (NC)
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Rothman
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sabo
Snchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sanders
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schwartz (PA)
Scott (VA)
Serrano
Sherman
Skelton
Slaughter
Smith (WA)
Snyder
Solis
Stark
Stupak
Tauscher
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Towns
Udall (CO)
Udall (NM)
Van Hollen
Velzquez
Visclosky
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watson
Watt
Waxman
Weiner
Wexler
Woolsey
Wu
Wynn



---- NOT VOTING 12 ---

Castle
Cleaver
Davis (FL)
Davis, Tom
Jackson-Lee (TX)
Keller
Lewis (GA)
Meehan
Millender-McDonald
Ney
Radanovich
Strickland

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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 04:21 AM
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1. I already told him. See my journal. :)
I supported him over Earl Hilliard because he is obviously more intelligent, educated and polished than Hilliard, and seemingly more honest.

However, how honest can he really be now that he has voted to allow torture, which doesn't work anyway, as a means for extracting useful intelligence, and probably more importantly, to send up the river eight or nine centuries of Western judicial principle?

The son of a bitch defiled the memory of his own ancestors. For his own ambition.

Apparently he thinks that the only way to satisfy his own ego and to become the first African-American statewide office holder from Alabama is to defile and destroy the very principles that made America great in the first place.

Not only did he vote to allow torture, he voted to dismantle the Writ Of Habeas Corpus. He gave the president the authority to lock up anyone that he doesn't like. Anyone the president has a personal grudge against.

Tomorrow, Bush could have John Kerry, John Edwards, Howard Dean, Michael Moore, Keith Olbermann, and you locked up. And none of those prisoners would even have the right to ask "Hey, why am I locked up?"

This is a time that will live in infamy. This is potentially, and likely, the death of the American experiment in what we call Democracy. And Artur Davis has been an enabler. His seat in Congress has never been in question. Yet he bowed to what he considered to be political expediency anyway.

Earl Hilliard is a clown and a buffoon. Hilliard is a racist and an anti-Semite who enjoyed cozy relationships with mideast dictators, but he would have never voted for, in my opinion, legislation that gives our evil, idiot president dictatorial powers.

That's why I, unless someone convinces me otherwise, will be writing Hilliard's name on my ballot in three weeks.
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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 04:24 AM
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2. Good for you and incidentally
Edited on Wed Oct-18-06 04:24 AM by Freedom_from_Chains
your points are very well put.

See ya at Gitmo.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 04:33 AM
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3. thanks!
:hi:

And this is no joke.

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Freedom_from_Chains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-18-06 04:37 AM
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4. Oh I am very well aware of that,
but sometimes all one has left is their sense of humor. When that's gone, your done.
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John M Curry Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-22-06 04:32 AM
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5. Bush (and the Press) Really Should Read the Constitution
We all remember the outrage in the press over the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that President Bush, Vice President Chaney and Karl Rove went to Capitol Hill to personally lobby for and get passed through Congress before they adjourned for the campaign season.

In the end, the Senate passed the bill, S-3930, on September 28, 2006. Much to the dismay and objections of the American people these Senators were sworn to serve. Not surprisingly, every Republican in the Senate, save Sen. Snowe (R-ME) voted yea on the bill. Disturbingly, Democratic Senators Carper (D-DE), Johnson (D-SD), Landrieu (D-LA), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Lieberman (D-CT), Menendez (D-NJ), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Pryor (D-AR), Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO) and Stabenow (D-MI), all voted in favor of the bill as well.

One hopes that said Republicrats who supported the most destructive and criminal piece of legislation in US history who are standing for re-election this November will soundly be defeated in their races and those who are not will face recall elections for their capitulation to the President on this matter. I, as a life long Progressive Democrat, would rather see such traitors to America and the Democratic ideal defeated than re-elected. For too long, with few exceptions, the Democrats of Congress have failed to fight for the moral high ground, and in that, they fail their constituents. But that is a matter for the Democratic Party and the voters in these respective Senators states to address.

But I digress, as I said, the Senate passed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 on September 28, and it was quite apparent that President Bush was prepared to sign it into law on October 2 or 3. Knowing full well the President, whose a bit of a Press whore, wanted all the headlines and lead news stories focused on him signing this into law.

Unfortunately for the White House, the Mark Foley page scandal broke over the weekend between passage and intended signing, and the fall out with other Republican Senators, kept the story top of the news for the next two weeks. So President Bush waited for news to die down until October 17, so he could be the top story for signing the bill into law.

Well poor Georges less than stellar scholastic record just came back to haunt him for that decision. Seems he forgot something that anyone who paid attention in a high school civics class would have known. He already effectively vetoed the bill before he attempted to sign it into law.

Let me say that again, the President, who ONLY publicly vetoed Stem Cell Research in his 6 years of office, also vetoed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 before signing it. Confused? Well we know the President and Fox News certainly are!

All those supposed legal and political experts that Fox employs and they all missed the really big news story because they forgot to take Constitutional 101. Article 1, Section 7 of the Constitution states:

"...If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law. "

This is generally refered to as the pocket veto clause of the Constitution. Normally, it is a case when a President just sets a bill aside while Congress is ajourned and lets the 10 day requirement to sign just pass so he doesnt have to publicly veto the bill.

However, in this case, Constitutionally, because the President failed to sign the bill into law by October 10, 2006, and waited until the 17th for the press coverage, the bill cannot legally be passed into law. The Constitutional requirement negated the bill and rendered it unenforceable by the time President Bush signed it.

There are no amendments of US law exceptions to this provision of the Constitution, therefore no legal means for President Bush to have the Act become law. I am quite sure some group, such as the ACLU or other civil liberties minded group will shortly be filing legal briefs in court to challenge the Constitutionality of the law, and even the conservative Supreme Court, which forced the President to seek this bill, will have no trouble striking it down and requiring the President to go back to Congress to have the bill resubmitted again.

The good thing about all this is, by the time the bill is stricken down in court, assuming the votes are honest in November, George Bush will be dealing with a much different Congress that he wont be able into strong arming into passing such a bill again.

So, Mr. President, all those little illegal acts the Supreme Court told you that you couldnt do, like ignoring the Geneva Convention with detainees, that you thought you were legally protected from prosecution for with the Military Commissions Act, NOT!
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healthpellets Donating Member (19 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:10 PM
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6. Has this been publicized
Because I haven't seen it anywhere on the news...because i believe you're correct, and if so, we've been saved!
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