Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cloture (sounds like torture?) on Amnesty Bill

I do not agree with everything on http://www.numbersusa.com/hottopic/senateaction0507.html#2
specifically about their take on the kids of WWII vets. If you served this nation, putting your life on the line so others (including your children) should live free, you have my respect.

I do not like seeing people serve solely to "check a box" these days but acknowledge their service so long as they were truly professional and adhered to the honor code. Sadly, that is not always the case as I witnessed too many violations in my short time of service. On that note: As long as you served with honor, I don't care if you served a short period of time, or a full career- you served. Remember what that means, and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. Do not take that freedom for granted. Do not let it be sold so cheaply to invaders intent on destroying America.

That said, I do agree that the amnesty bill needs put down for the longterm health and wellbeing of this nation.

The following voted for cloture on the amnesty bill (a method of closing a debate and causing an immediate vote to be taken on the question):

Akaka (D-HI)
Bennett (R-UT)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Bond (R-MO)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brownback (R-KS)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Craig (R-ID)
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Ensign (R-NV)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lott (R-MS)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Schumer (D-NY)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Let us see how this plays out. As far as I understand, a vote for cloture is a vote for a vote... I am holding on to hope that maybe just maybe enough voted for cloture just so they can put this awful bill down as soon as possible... but that does not seem likely at this stage... People put their trust in their elected officials. That trust is on the edge of betrayal.

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