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Senators join forces to roll back parts of Patriot Act
Washington Times ^
| Thursday, October 16, 2003
| By Audrey Hudson
Posted on 10/15/2003 10:30:18 PM PDT by JohnHuang2
Edited on 07/12/2004 4:09:26 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers and advocacy groups have formed a "Coalition of Conscience" to roll back sections of the Patriot Act they say encroach on civil liberties.
"This is an amazing coalition. Very seldom do these groups and these senators come together," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat.
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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nationalsecurity; patriotact; safeact
Much ado about nothing. Apparently, our august Senators have NEVER heard of 9-11.
posted on 10/15/2003 10:31:45 PM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
9-11 should not be an excuse to dismantle the Bill of Rights. I'm glad these senators are doing something tto overturn the most onerous provisions of the Act.
Larry Craig, I am proud to say is my Senator.
Who knew from all the screaming of bloody murder that the problems in the USA PATRIOT act would be addressed by the legislature and not the courts?
posted on 10/15/2003 10:48:29 PM PDT
(Who cares who John Galt is?)
I didn't see the part about the Senators taking personal responsibility for future terrorist actions that could have been stopped by the provisions they are voiding. I am sure they did though.
Ditto. The cure should not kill the patient.
All those Congressmen could not help but do some grandstanding, to the detriment of the very liberties we are guarding.
Arm the peace-loving to the hilt, and who can do evil?
posted on 10/15/2003 10:53:41 PM PDT
"Arm the peace-loving to the hilt, and who can do evil?"
The ones who pass the restrictive laws and the ones who accept same without question.
"The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it."-- H.L. Mencken
posted on 10/15/2003 11:03:35 PM PDT
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