Congress quietly prepares to renew Patriot Act

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  1. xls177

    xls177 Member

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    Congress quietly prepares to renew Patriot Act
    January 14, 2011

    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has introduced a little-noticed bill that intends to once again renew controversial provisions of the Bush administration’s USA Patriot Act that are due to expire this year.

    When the act was first signed into law, Congress put in some “sunset†provisions to quiet the concerns of civil libertarians, but they were ignored by successive extensions. Unfortunately, those concerns proved to be well founded, and a 2008 Justice Department report confirmed that the FBI regularly abused their ability to obtain personal records of Americans without a warrant.

    http://www.infowars.com/congress-quietl ... triot-act/

    the judge on patriot act
    http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/freed ... index.html
     
  2. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Obama told us as a Senator that he did not agree with the warrantless wiretaps that are in the Patriot Act, now that he is president he promotes keeping them in place for our "safety." What a crock of crap.
     

  3. AV8R

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    "Quietly..."

    Bastards.
     
  4. ookoshi

    ookoshi Moderator

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    I'd like to point out that the strongest Senatorial opponent of the Patriot Act was a Democrat, who was defeated by a Republican during the midterms.

    Way to go Wisconsin.