Rep. Smith: An Enabler of Overreaching Govt. Surveillance

As we promised in our previous post, Commoner researched Rep. Adam Smith's (WA - 9th District) votes on the various so-called Patriot Acts, and as we suspected he is a reliable lackey for overbearing government intrusion and overreach, the sort of surveillance that author George Orwell warned about in his book about the future of fascism, "1984."  Some political commentators, that are more well versed about the technical aspects of the Obama govt.'s dragnet and spying on virtually all American citizens than we are, have said that the current apparatus that is in place now makes Orwell's imaginations look almost tame, believe it or not.  Orwell, after all, is the author who first came up with the term Big Brother through his "1984" best-seller (actually published in the year 1949).  Also, lest we forget, Smith is one of Obama's biggest supporters.  Smith did manage to vote right in '05, not coincidentally the year following the last time that Mark Greene challenged his re-election to Congress, but on the whole this congressman is hardly a defender of civil liberties and the general Constitution.   Greene believes that any surveillance of citizens for criminal justice purposes most be commensurate with the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which the present totalitarian program is not.
 
ADAM SMITH'S VOTES ON THE "PATRIOT" ACTS, AS FOLLOWS:

  • 2001 USA PATRIOT ACT:  VOTED YES
  • 2005 USA PATRIOT ACT REAUTHORIZATION: VOTED NO
  • 2011 PATRIOT EXTENSION ACT: VOTED YES

If possible, please, consider contributing to the Party of Commons, which has scores of members, by sending a check or money order ($10 recommended) to Mark Greene's Party of Commons or $10 to the U.S. Representative Campaign that will be on the ballot in 2014 (to Mark Greene for Congress); for either address, write to P.O. Box 612, Bellevue, WA 98009. Thank you!

Mark is probably the only politician in Washington that had the temerity to keep the 2004 election shenanigans in the news as late as 2013 and to call out names. Help us solve the mystery of "The Other Curious Election of 2004" (WA 9th Congressional District U.S. Rep. primary) by contacting real journalists and asking them to look into it. Please, ask these journalists to use "Freedom of Information" requests to get to the bottom of this case. Elections are too important for shams to be ignored and for accountability to be neglected.

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