House leaders rushed through HR5602 Monday evening under suspension of the rules, thus limiting debate and amendments from being considered.
H.R. 5602 violates our Fourth Amendment-secured right against unreasonable searches and seizures. With limited exception, a search or seizure is unreasonable if it occurs without probable cause and a warrant. Yet, HR5602 contains a provision that expands the Department of the Treasury’s ability to issue blanket demands for information without probable cause and a warrant.
Pardon me, but is our Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure a right granted by our Creator or a privilege granted by the king?
Congressman Duncan Hunter agreed with co-sponsor Maxine Waters (D-CA 43rd) and voted with Nancy Pelosi and Scott Peters, upholding the view that our Fourth Amendment rights are privileges granted by the king.
Congressmen Justin Amash, Thomas Massie, Tom McClintock and Dana Rohrabacher voted against HR5602, taking the position our rights are inalienable and are granted by our Creator.
Hunter won his June primary by 37 points thanks to a $3,000 a month campaign director, his wife Margaret. He is in a safe and conservative seat. He should be taking advantage of his position by leading and raining all hell on Democrats and RINOs for their big government legislation. Unfortunately, he is doing no such thing and his unconstitutional votes are encroaching on our freedom more than any radical Muslim could hope. What does the 50th District have to show for Hunter?
White House staffers in their 15th biennial survey “The Best & Worst of Congress” voted the congressman the biggest ‘Party Animal’ and he is currently under investigation by the FEC for campaign finance fraud.
I have been asked to speak Saturday at Libertyfest. I now have my topic – “We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident”.
Eric Andersen is a member of the Central Committee of the San Diego County Republican Party and current Chair and Co-Founder of the Republican Liberty Caucus of San Diego County. He is a Co-Founder of im2moro.com, former Rock Church Citizen of the Year and former Caucus Chair for the 71st Assembly District.