National Defense Authorization Act

Nothing defines members of congress more accurately than how they vote on key issues. Far more often than not, you’ll find Tom Udall’s votes on the “wrong” side of important bills! Reference supporting article links below.

What This Bill Does:

This bill is a run of the mill massive defense spending bill that authorizes new spending for the creation of $527 billion in new military bases in a world that already sees some 700 American military bases all over the globe. However, within this sleepy pork bill, there are more nightmares. Much like ObamaCare, you have to read the bill to understand what is in it. Inside is language that means that “one day any American may find himself or herself branded a belligerent and thus be subjected to complete confiscation of his constitutional liberties and a nearly never ending incarceration in a military prison.” It makes it okay for the federal government to hold on to a lot of your personal info for future use against you and further erodes the idea that you can freely speak your mind about what Washington or your representative is doing that you don’t like.

What Vote Aids Middle America: “No”

Most of Middle America is busy working and paying taxes to fund governments obsession with wealth distribution and “fairness”. Most Americans still believe that they have a right to complain about Washington and the politicians who make it harder and harder to have anything that the government doesn’t want to take. Most Americans don’t want a place where they can be carted away by the IRS or some other government police force in the middle of the night. Those are things we read about in other countries but don’t imagine they are here. Well, THEY ARE HERE AND THEY HAVE BEEN HERE A WHILE.

What Tom Udall Voted: “Yes”

For a pacifist who went to school overseas during the Vietnam War, a man who is highly rated by groups that desire a safer world, this vote is odd. Why would Tom Udall vote for a bill that included language that took away basic Constitutional freedoms of all Americans of all parties, all beliefs, all colors, and all mindsets? You have to ask him. It is certain he has an answer. To vote for the bill and then take a chance on getting amendments passed to fix it is no excuse. The best vote on this horrendous police state bill would have been “No”.