"The Patriot Act" Overbroad Anti-Terrorism Legislation
Oct 24, 2001
House Roll call 398
Congress 107 Session 1
Passed: 357-66
Not Voting: 9
Oct 25, 2001
Senate Roll call 313
Congress 107 Session 1
Passed: 98-1
Not Voting: 1

  On October 24, 2001, the House of Representatives voted to pass the "USA PATRIOT Act of 2001" by a margin of 357-66. On October 25, 2001, The Senate voted to pass the "USA PATRIOT Act of 2001" by a margin of 98-1. This legislation has given enormous, unwarranted power to the executive branch unchecked by meaningful judicial review. This new authority could be used against American citizens in routine criminal investigations unrelated to terrorism, immigrants within our borders legally, and those whose First Amendment activities are deemed threats to national security by the Attorney General. The legislation was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001.

  I am more than curious to find out just how often our esteemed elected officials vote in new legislation without reading what the new legislation really is? According to several reports not one member of Congress or the Senate read the Patriot Act before they voted on it.

  Below are the Voting Records on the Patriot Act 2001. You can now see who Voted Your Constitutional Rights Away.

  I haven't seen or heard about a D$%# thing being seriously done to repeal the Un-Patriotic Patriot Act, have you?