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Catching Phonies

"I know of no way of judging the future but by the past."


by Josh Jackson, Loyal 9 staff

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Photo by Tom Arthur https://www.flickr.com/people/59888866@N00

The other day we reminded you how to go back and check your legislators' voting records. (It is already easy now; soon, it will be even easier; high on the programming to-do list is a table of your reps' voting records).


As you look closely at the voting details, you may find how craftily you have been deceived. Or, you may find how grateful you should be and lend a more active hand of support.


We also suggested you take a little bit of time to leverage your voice and the Loyal 9 data to spread the truth. Tell your friends what you find through email, through social media, face to face.


Also, write a letter to the editor. Write your own, or, if there is anything in here you want to utilize, use elements of this one I share below to save you a bit of time. Loyal 9, of course, does not endorse or dismiss candidates. This is my personal view based on the voting record we document.


I sent mine to my local (Southern Utah) newspaper, but I also know the same applies to northern Utah "conservative" Rep. Chaffetz as well. So someone up there, get that word out! And between the L9 staffers spread across Colorado, Arizona, and North Carolina, and members through thirty-eight states, we should be able to cover a lot of ground. Better act quickly, though. We are running out of time.


I hope they let my plug for Loyal9.org through.


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To the Editor:


Will the real Chris Stewart please stand up? Samuel Adams calls voting one of our most sacred trusts. We have that opportunity next Tuesday. However, voting based on a candidate's carefully crafted spin is a violation of this trust. Patrick Henry said, "I know of no way of judging the future but by the past."


So, it's important to know that Rep Chris Stewart -- sold as a constitutional lawyer -- supported three of the gravest violations of liberty of the last two years. Constitutional tracker Loyal9.org documents that he voted to extend the Patriot Act's secret courts/citizen surveillance (HR 3361). He voted to involve the US in Middle East military conflict, which was sneaked through in a bill that raised the budget again (HJ Res 124). He voted to allow government to demand information of businesses without a warrant (HR 626).


We are tired of voting by labels that mask what the legislators really do. We are tired of voting for the lesser of two evils -- especially if the "lesser evil" is still gunning the gas pedal as Utah legislators lead us right over the Constitutional cliff. "Utah's time to lead," indeed.


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Joseph
OK
11 Nov 2014
at 03:51PM

Lots of info here posted by some social connections on freedom connector. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WyXteb01PAQ http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/28/1346.html http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/28/530B.html http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/28/3002.html http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/28/1746.html http://www.supremelaw.org/letters/us-v-usa.htm


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