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Patriot Act Extensions Get Nod : Five Key Points Made Here on Law's "Constitutional Muster"
The Orator Network ^ | February 15, 2011 | Jim Kouri

Posted on 02/15/2011 9:38:16 AM PST by Farcrier

In a turnaround from last Tuesday, when they failed to renew provisions of the Patriot act, House Republicans succeeded on Monday in extending the soon-to-expire surveillance provisions of the nation's anti-terrorism law. ... ... In a statement from the Heritage Foundation that supported renewal of the Patriot Act, legal experts surmised that liberal-left politicians and their supporters interested in "adding more hoops for investigators to jump through-in time-sensitive investigations-would kill the law's ability to fulfill its very purpose: to help stop terrorism."

(Excerpt) Read more at theorator.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: congress; constitution; patriotact
Lunchtime fodder: I assume this might stir things up a bit as opinions vary on the constitutionality of the Patriot Act ... Personally, I don't have a problem with it as I'm not a terrorist, nor will I be a terror suspect. The continued enactment of this legislation I support, and the screaming about it by people like Ron Paul (this is one of the few things about which I disagree with him), I understand, but respectfully disagree.

OK if people want to slam me for supporting the PA, go ahead ... I think we should get rid of it when and if certain other things are done to keep the nation secure, but I don't see that happening in this politically correct, elitist liberal America we live in ...

1 posted on 02/15/2011 9:38:24 AM PST by Farcrier
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To: Farcrier
Personally, I don't have a problem with it as I'm not a terrorist,

But you do post on this forum.

That probably qualifies you as a terrorist, or at least and extremist in Big Sis' eyes.

2 posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:21 AM PST by tsomer
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To: Farcrier

Personally, I don’t have a problem with it as I’m not a terrorist, nor will I be a terror suspect.

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You already are a terror suspect according to Napolitano’s broadest suspect list.

I have no problems with guns, but I do have problems with guns in the hands of criminals or Red Guard types. Ditto expanded police powers in the hands of the Washington government.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:53 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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"Personally, I don't have a problem with it as I'm not a terrorist, nor will I be a terror suspect."
....that is, until you piss off some petty govenment official, who can have you eliminated by labeling you a possible terrorist...then, it does not matter what you say, think, do and feel...gitmo is a lonely place, a place where lawyers are not allowed....some petty government official can have you put there, without a possible writ of habeos corpus...in other words, the so called "Patriot Act" legalizes the gulag....are you ready for that?????
4 posted on 02/15/2011 10:36:00 AM PST by joe fonebone (The House has oversight of the Judiciary...why are the rogue judges not being impeached?)
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To: tsomer

I think I’ll be alright ... I’m still waiting for that first big story we have been hearing was going to happen since the Patriot Act was enacted. You know, a violation of a citizen’s rights where he was arrested for information obtained under the Act, not given a day in court, taken to Gitmo, etc ...
We’ll see if that happens now that it has been extended (awaiting the Senate vote and the Queen’s signature of course)


5 posted on 02/15/2011 11:15:19 AM PST by Farcrier
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I have no problem with the PA as long as there are ethical, non-retributional people in charge of it who don't use it for political purposes.

And, therein lies the problem!!!

6 posted on 02/15/2011 11:21:17 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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