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Kerry & His Anti ACLU/Freedom voting record...

by Kerry Skull & Bones Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004 at 8:09 AM

What Skull & Bones Kerry Don't Want You to Know about his Anti ACLU/Freedom voting record...

Senate Vote on Welfare Reform

H.R. 3734


Welfare reform - With bipartisan support and the endorsement of President Clinton, the

House and Senate approved legislation that preyed on the limited rights of vulnerable

groups including children, immigrants, the poor and the elderly in the name of welfare

reform. The bill also eroded free speech for not-for-profit organizations, violated

the separation of church and state, and damaged privacy rights by establishing a de

facto national identification system. The legislation passed the House on a vote of

256 to 170; the Senate approved the measure with a vote of 74 to 25.

The ACLU Urged a Vote Against the Legislation

Sen John Kerry voted for this and so did LIEberman, Santorum & Ashcroft...

Senate Vote on Government Funding of Religious Institutions

S. 1956


Government Funding of Religious Institutions - Included in the welfare overhaul was

a provision that could force state governments, under threat of lawsuits, to

contract with religious institutions, including houses of worship, to provide

taxpayer-funded social services, even if they are delivered in a proselytizing

environment. This, too, was a recurring theme in the 104th Congress where opponents

of religious liberty repeatedly sought to pass provisions to lower the wall of

separation between church and state. In the Senate, the provisions were

inserted into the welfare bill by a vote of 67 to 32. There was no separate vote

on the provisions in the House.

The ACLU Urged a Vote For the Separation of Church and State

Kerry voted against ACLU and so did LIEberman, Santorum & Ashcroft...

How the Senate voted on Internet Censorship



Internet Censorship - As part of a major overhaul of the nation's telecommunications

industries, both the House and Senate approved major new censorship schemes for the

Internet. The Senate adopted its version, the so-called Communications Decency Act,

by a vote of 84 to 16. A similar censorship scheme was adopted in the House on a vote

of 256 to 149 as part of its version of telecommunications reform. The final bill

incorporated much of both provisions and passed overwhelmingly with only five

senators and 16 representatives registering opposition. Minutes after President

Clinton signed the legislation, the ACLU challenged its constitutionality in

Reno v. ACLU.

The ACLU Urged a Vote Against Censorship

Kerry voted for this Even LIEberman voting only 28% w/ ACLU voted against this...

Senate Vote on Campaign Finance Reform

S. 1219


Campaign Finance Reform - In a sign of widespread disillusion with the political

process, both the House and Senate considered versions of campaign finance reform

that the ACLU believed to be unconstitutional infringements of free speech

provisions of the First Amendment. In the Senate, a motion to end a filibuster

against the bill failed by a vote of 54 to 36, six votes short of the 60 needed to

end debate. In the House, campaign finance was rejected by a vote of 259 to 162.

The ACLU Urged a Vote For the First Amendment

Kerry and LIEberman voted against the First amendment... Even Ashcroft and Santorum voted for the 1st...

Senate Vote on Medical Privacy

H.R 3103


Medical privacy - Hidden within the massive health care reform bill approved by

Congress in the stampede for an August recess was a deceptively labeled provision

that further eroded the privacy rights of all Americans. The provision, known as

"administrative simplification," gives government and businesses access to

confidential medical information about individuals without their consent and

establishes a unique health identification number for every patient, health

provider, health plan and employer. The medical privacy provisions of the bill

never came up for a separate vote, but the Senate approved the health care

measure on a vote of 98 to 0. Earlier, the House had rejected by a vote of

198 to 226 an alternative version of the bill that would have deleted the

anti-privacy provisions.

The ACLU Urged a Vote For Medical Privacy

Kerry, LIEberman, Ashcroft, Santorum and many others voted against Medical Privacy...

Senate Vote on Immigration Legislation

H.R. 2202


Immigration - Seeking to capitalize on a wave of anti-immigration initiatives,

both the House and Senate passed bills that represented the most draconian and

divisive immigration proposals in decades. Included were provisions that would

strip the courts of jurisdiction over illegal and abusive INS actions and erect

enormous and virtually insurmountable barriers for most people seeking political

asylum. The House even approved a bill that would have effectively denied public

education to American citizen children of undocumented immigrants. The Senate

voted 97 to 3 to accept one version of the legislation; the House approved a

harsher version by a vote of 333 to 87. The President signed the immigration

legislation in September.

The ACLU Urged a Vote Against the Legislation

Kerry, LIEberman, Ashcroft, Santorum and many others voted for this...

Senate Vote on National ID Cards

S. 1664


National ID Card - One of the most pervasive themes of the 104th Congress has

been proposals to establish a national identification system as a means of tracking

undocumented workers, so-called deadbeat dads and to monitor health insurance

information. Various database schemes have been included in bills as diverse as

immigration, welfare reform and health insurance. Since these proposals have been

buried in much larger legislation, it was often difficult to determine the position

of members of Congress. In the House, however, an attempt to eliminate a national

ID system from the immigration bill failed by a vote of 159 to 260. A similar

attempt in the Senate failed by a vote of 46 to 54.

The ACLU Urged a Vote Against National ID Cards

Kerry voted FOR this... Even LIEberman, Ashcroft, Lott and Santorum were against this...

Senate Vote on Wiretapping


Wiretapping - Although the interception of innocent conversations in federal law

enforcement wiretaps is already at record levels, Congress has been repeatedly asked

to give the FBI even greater authority to wiretap. Proposals have ranged from

providing 0 million to the nation's phone companies to finance a retrofit of their

systems to make it easier for the FBI to wiretap to permitting law enforcement

agencies to use more "roving" wiretaps (without specifying which phone is to be

tapped), and more "emergency" wiretaps (without obtaining a prior court order).

The ACLU Urged a Vote Against Wiretapping

Kerry voted FOR Wiretapping with LIEberman and his other buddy Santorum...

How the Senate Voted on Counter-Terrorism

S. 735


Counter-terrorism - The bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building lifted from

obscurity a Clinton Administration proposal to increase the powers of law

enforcement in the name of fighting terrorism. The measure gave the government the

power to use secret evidence to deport immigrants it accuses of being "terrorists"

and to exclude aliens merely because they are members of a disfavored foreign group.

The bill won approval in the Senate by a vote of 91 to 8 and a vote of 293 to 133 in

the House.

The ACLU Urged a Vote Against the Legislation

Kerry voted FOR this with LIEberman, Ashcroft and Santorum...

Most of all Sen John Kerry voted for the INVASION of IRAQ... Kerry's voting record

on these issues is almost as bad as Santorum... Least Santorum voted against national ID cards w/ the likes of Lott and even Ashcroft...

Kerry PRO War/Anti Peace/Pro Censorship/Pro Corporation/Bought & Sold/Skull & Bones Bush Blood Brother...

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