There's a threat lurking behind the scenes. . .
/ John Tate/ Norm Singleton - Choose Liberty
Never-ending debt ceiling increases. Massive expansions of the police state. A Big Brother takeover of the Internet. Total gun bans.
The death of the filibuster is a dream come true for the statists - but it's a nightmare for you and me.
Please take a moment to read John Tate's email below about Mitch McConnell "brokering a deal" with Harry Reid to effectively GUT the filibuster.
I spent the past 15 years working in Ron Paul's congressional office, and my Capitol Hill sources tell me the rumors are true - Mitch McConnell is caving in to pressure from Harry Reid.
Apparently, while Republicans in Congress spent the past week on a GOP retreat, Mitch McConnell was busy preparing a retreat of his own.
C4L is mobilizing a grassroots army of millions of liberty-minded Americans to defeat this dangerous scheme, and I can tell you from firsthand experience C4L knows exactly what it takes to get the job done.
John Tate is prepared to light up the phone lines of fence-riding Senators all day Monday and Tuesday before the vote takes place.
So please make a generous contribution of $200, $150, $50, $35 - or whatever you are able to give at the moment - to help C4L stop Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid from watering down or gutting the filibuster.
You and I must not allow them to take away our last line of defense against the statists' Big Government power grabs.
Please help fight back immediately.
Vice President of Policy
P.S. Please be sure to call Senator Mitch McConnell and give him an earful (see the email from John Tate below)
From: John Tate [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2013 4:35 PM
Subject: There's a threat lurking behind the scenes. . .
It's easy to blame Barack Obama and his statist pals in Washington for the mess our country is in right now.
After all, they make no bones about supporting higher taxes, out-of-control spending, and downright relentless attacks on our God-given liberties.
But sometimes, there's a silent threat lurking behind the scenes that no one seems to notice. . .
. . . And that's the Republican "leadership" in Congress, who are all too willing to sell our liberties down the river in the name of political expediency, bipartisanship, or "getting things done."
Unfortunately, according to inside sources, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is scheming behind the scenes with Harry Reid to water down and weaken the Senate filibuster - effectively gutting it in the process.
So please call Mitch McConnell IMMEDIATELY at (202) 224-2541 and demand he stop attempting to "broker deals" with Harry Reid.
The Senate filibuster has been an indispensable tool in stopping some of the worst of the statists' Big Government power grabs over the years.
It was the filibuster that defeated "Cap-and-Tax," Card Check Forced Unionism, and the so-called "Disclose Act," just to name a few.
And it may be the filibuster that stops Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, and Harry Reid's upcoming assault on the Second Amendment.
Without the filibuster, it'll be virtually impossible for liberty-minded Senators like Mike Lee and Rand Paul to fight against the statists' power grabs.
The good news is, Senate offices are being flooded with faxes from C4L members and supporters voicing their opposition to Harry Reid's rule-breaking scheme.
Feeling the heat, fence-riding Senators are waffling. They know as well as you and I do that there will be a political price to pay for helping destroy the filibuster.
But instead of doubling down on their opposition to so-called "filibuster reform," the GOP establishment is preparing to offer Harry Reid a "deal."
And make no mistake, any "deal" is all but guaranteed to effectively gut the filibuster.
In fact, one of the "deals" being discussed would allow ONLY party and committee leaders to filibuster and offer amendments to legislation.
That's why it's vital you call Senator Mitch McConnell today and DEMAND he fight back against any attempt to weaken the filibuster.
Norm, if you don't think the GOP leadership will "compromise" with Harry Reid on something as important as the filibuster - think again.
It wasn't that long ago that Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner caved in and sold out taxpayers during the fiscal cliff battle.
And it was only a few days ago when John Boehner cut a deal on Hurricane Sandy relief, allowing a bill chocked-full of even more out-of-control spending to pass the House.
You and I must not allow the GOP establishment to get away with selling out on something as crucial and important as the Senate filibuster.
So please call Senator Mitch McConnell at (202) 224-2541 IMMEDIATELY.
Tell him you've NEVER been more disappointed in a GOP boss than right now, and DEMAND he stop scheming with Harry Reid to water down or weaken the Senate filibuster.
This fight is expected to take place on Tuesday, so there's not a moment to waste.
Please call Senator Mitch McConnell right now.
And if you don't get through the first time, leave a message and keep calling until someone answers.
This is one battle you and I can not afford to lose.