UPDATE: 60 senators betrayed you (it was 61, but Sen. Mendez changed his vote). They voted against an amendment to the Defense Authorization act, the indefinite suspension of Habeus 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, 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.