Yet another update: S1867 has now been approved by the Democrat controlled senate. All those who were only pointing the finger at Republicans in comments below may want to re-examine their statements and take a long hard look at the false left-right paradigm and equally assign blame to both parties. The senate version still needs to be reconciled with the house version which has already passed.
Yahoo News goes on to say:
Shortly before final passage, the Senate unanimously backed crippling sanctions on Iran as fears about Tehran developing a nuclear weapon outweighed concerns about driving up oil prices that would hit economically strapped Americans at the gas pump. The vote was 100-0.
“Iran’s actions are unacceptable and pose a danger to the United States and the entire world,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said. “Iran supports terrorist groups, arms the killers of American soldiers, lies about its nuclear program, violates its citizens’ basic rights and threatens Israel’s security.”
If this is true, then it would mean Paul, Udall, Franken and Sanders (who tend to be highly regarded in the Truther and Patriot communities) would have backed these sanctions.
UPDATE: 60 senators betrayed you (it was 61, but Sen. Menendez changed his vote). They voted against an amendment to the Defense Authorization act, the indefinite suspension of Habeas Corpus. We are now officially a police state. Read the Amendment provision here. The house version of the bill is available here, 920 pages. Senate text is available here and a PDF of the full senate bill is available here, 682 pages. The amendment to the Defense Authorization act (the Udall amendment) would have removed some of the more draconian measures of the bill. To clear up some of the confusion, Sen. Udall was the good guy here.
We need to remember that the text of the bill would have provided issues for people who had not been legally found guilty (no due process), just suspected. If we look back at our recent history, we can see similar legislation being misused to silence political dissidents. Are you calling for the Federal Reserve to be abolished? Are you a John Bircher? Like the Tea Party better than Occupy or vice versa? Who knows how it can be misused. Not trying to be more alarmist than needed, but we do need to remain vigilant. Ignore your rights, and they will go away.
Their names are as follows:
Sen. Menendez asked for and was granted (by unanimous consent from the Senate) to change his vote. He is now recorded as supporting the Udall amendment and the final tally is now 38 to 60.
Senate votes to let military detain Americans indefinitely on Huffington Post
S 1867 would overturn Posse Comitatus Act on the Examiner
Stop indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without due process – Oathkeepers