The House of Representatives voted on spying on Americans by the National Security Administration. The measure would’ve been the first step in stopping Barack Obama’s widespread wiretapping of Americans phones indiscriminately.
House vote #421 would’ve moved to stop this activity, but was voted down 215-207. Nevada’s legislation was as split as the nation. Mark Amodei (R) voted YES (essentially to stop the spying) Joe Heck (R) and Dina Titus (D) both voted NO (to keep the spying program) and Steven Horsford (D) did not vote (what?.) How often would you see Heck and Titus vote together on a major issue like this? Not very.
The theory here is that the government needs this spying program to protect America from terrorism, but this program has expanded way beyond what George Bush used with the Patriot Act. Remember, those calls monitored were between an American and somebody suspected of terrorism in a foreign country. This spying is widespread and indiscriminate, and has now been given the approval of a Republican House.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Ben Franklin