By ifc_pac on June 2016
Representative (D) Dave Loebsack took to the House floor for a short time Wednesday to join Democrats in a “sit in” over stripping your right to Due Process. Loebsack, Iowa’s only Democrat holding a seat in federal office, is not known for making waves. He almost always votes the party line and then generally disappears. Wednesday night Loebsack fell in line with his fellow House Democrats and joined the sit-in briefly. He also took time to speak at the podium in favor of more gun control. The Democrat’s planning the sit in have pledged to stay on the House floor until it they get what they want, a vote on their “No Fly, No Buy” bill.
Ironically, the definition of “sit-in” is apparently lost on Loebsack who showed up, took some pictures, said a few words about gun control, then left after a couple of hours. Just enough time to pose for the publicity stunt. Representative Loebsack, sit-ins don’t mean much when you don’t stay seated.
Regardless, this act of civil disobedience lost a lot of it’s meaning when the Republican majority put the House in recess until after the July 4th holiday. This means the sit-in, designed to disrupt business in the House of Representatives, is not doing anything other than taking up space and cutting into the participating Representatives time back at home with their constituents.
The issue of the day for these House Democrats is what they’ve called the “No Fly, No Buy” bill. It says if you are on the government no fly list you cannot purchase a firearm. Sounds great on the surface, right? Well, like pretty much everything being pushed by the anti-gunners the devil is the details. In this case it’s the no fly list.
This secret government list consists of more than 70,000 names, many of them American citizens. The people on the list have no idea they’re on the list, and the people on the list have no way to appeal their no-fly “terrorist” status. There’s no doubt there are some bad people on that list, but that same list is riddled with errors. There are thousands of cases every year of peaceful, law abiding, non-terrorist American citizens being rejected from flights because their name somehow ended up on the no fly list. Now House Democrats what to use that terribly flawed list to bar American citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
The fact that those on the list have no way of knowing they’re on the list, and have no way of appealing or getting their name removed from the list is flagrant disregard of the Fifth Amendment’s “due process” clause. It is so bad, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who oppose pretty much everything pro-Second Amendment, is even speaking out against No Fly, No Buy.
Iowans, we urge you to contact Representative Loebsack and let him know that he is making a mistake by supporting the No Fly, No Buy bill because it is in clear violation of the Bill of Rights.
As always we urge you to keep your messages short, respectful and to the point. Here several ways to contact Rep. Loebsack.
Iowa City Office
125 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: (319) 351-0789
Fax: (319) 351-5789
209 W. 4th Street, #104
Davenport, IA 52801
Phone: (563) 323-5988
Fax: (563) 323-5231
Washington, DC Office
1527 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-6576
Fax: (202) 226-0757
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