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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 ...
posted on 02/15/2011 9:38:24 AM PST
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.
posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:21 AM PST
Personally, I don’t have a problem with it as I’m not a terrorist, nor will I be a terror suspect.
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.
posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:53 AM PST
by Psalm 144
(Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
"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?????
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?)
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)
posted on 02/15/2011 11:15:19 AM PST
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!!!
posted on 02/15/2011 11:21:17 AM PST
("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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