Contact: Skyler Miller, Campaign Manager -- Committee to Elect Bill Slantz
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BILL SLANTZ: "REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT, REAL ID, AND THE NDAA. GROUND THE DRONES. PROTECT AMERICANS' CIVIL LIBERTIES NOW!"
Bill Slantz, Libertarian for US Representative (MO-8), has announced his plan to restore Americans' civil liberties, and stop the growing police state. Mr. Slantz says...
"Despite the efforts of our state legislature to prevent the federal government from encroaching on our natural rights, the only way to ensure that we aren't forced to surrender our dignity in order to travel by commercial air, or give up our right to privacy in order to legally drive on public roads or apply for a conceal and carry firearm permit is to repeal the Patriot Act and REAL ID."
"I am disgusted with the constant news of TSA agents at airports groping senior citizens, or psychologically scarring our children with their so called "security measures". This aggression against our civil liberties by the TSA was made possible by the Patriot Act, an unconstitutional and immoral kneejerk reaction to 9/11 that passed with bipartisan support from Democrats and Republicans, including former congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. If elected I will introduce legislation to repeal the Patriot Act in its entirety, and dissolve the Dept of Homeland Security and its agencies, especially the loathsome TSA."
"It has also been brought to my attention that license bureaus in Missouri have installed equipment provided by DHS in order to gather biometric information on individuals applying for a driver's license, or conceal and carry firearm permits. This action is in direct violation of Missouri state law, and our right to privacy. Once again we can thank the political class in Washington DC who passed the REAL ID Act which requires all 50 states to gather information on their citizens, and send it to a DHS database. Like the Patriot Act, REAL ID had broad bipartisan support, including former congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. I will also introduce legislation to repeal REAL ID."
"The National Defense Authorization Act has given President Obama the legal authority to act as judge, jury, and executioner. He has stated that he can kill American citizens who are "suspected terrorists" anywhere in the world, including within the borders of the US. He has already used assassin drones to kill American citizens without due process in Yemen, in addition to invading sovereign nations' airspace, and killing over 2000 people in their homelands. No US President has ever claimed this unconstitutional power, and the only way to prevent the police state from spying and preying on us is to use the congressional "power of the purse" to defund the drone program and the federal militarization of our local police forces, and repeal the NDAA."
The Libertarian Party is a vocal opponent of the Patriot Act, REAL ID, the NDAA, and the use of drones. The LP is on the forefront of these issues, and passionately defends the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment to be secure in our persons, homes, and property.
To learn more about Bill Slantz, Libertarian for US Representative (MO-8), visit his website at www.billslantz.com .
Bill Slantz contact information:
1620 Congress Way
St Charles, MO 63303