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Bachmann Votes to Renew the Patriot Act
Michele Bachmann's Facebook Page ^ | May 26, 2011 | Michele Bachmann

Posted on 05/26/2011 6:54:12 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

Tonight, I cast an affirmative vote in the House to continue three measures which uphold our national security and are in place to protect American citizens against those seeking to do us harm. I urge you to click on the link and read about the Constitutionality of these provisions compiled by my friend and colleague, Rep. Steve King (IA-05), a member of the Judiciary Committee.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; elections; michelebachmann; patriotact
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1 posted on 05/26/2011 6:54:18 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Al B.; sarah fan UK; onyx; Brices Crossroads; Lakeshark

Check this out...


2 posted on 05/26/2011 6:55:24 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She just lost my vote.


3 posted on 05/26/2011 6:59:06 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She just “Gingriched” herself.


4 posted on 05/26/2011 7:00:06 PM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I’m not thrilled with it but it isn’t exactly unexpected. I’ll still vote for her.


5 posted on 05/26/2011 7:00:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Dee. You Enn

DONE - Don’t bother me again with this “wanna be the president” hoo ha, Michelle. I wash my hands of you - you and I are finished


6 posted on 05/26/2011 7:02:05 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The Secret Sharer Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state? by Jane Mayer May 23, 2011

I'm not so sure the gov feels bound even by the far-reaching provisions of the Patriot Act. They have been compiling a searchable data-base of all electronic communications between Americans for some time now and spending loads of money to do it.

8 posted on 05/26/2011 7:02:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Oops...


9 posted on 05/26/2011 7:02:20 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bad move Bachmann


10 posted on 05/26/2011 7:04:08 PM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: arbooz

I don’t know, has Palin given her opinion of the Patriot Act?

Do we know if she supports it?


11 posted on 05/26/2011 7:04:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: All
Here she is, trying to spin her vote:

Video: Bachmann Addresses Security Provisions

Complete phony.

12 posted on 05/26/2011 7:04:56 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: arbooz

Conservatives still support her. Libertarians do not.


13 posted on 05/26/2011 7:04:58 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Too bad, she should have voted for liberty.


14 posted on 05/26/2011 7:04:58 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

The Patriot Act is one of the grand distractions of the 21st century.

Google “Echelon” folks. The Patriot Act is nothing and is not affecting our civil liberties.


15 posted on 05/26/2011 7:07:55 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: AppyPappy
Conservatives still support her. Libertarians do not.

Precisely.

I fully support Bachmann, have no trouble with her voting in support of this, and don't believe most libertarians are going to vote for whoever the eventual Republican nominee is anyway (it most certainly won't be Paul).

16 posted on 05/26/2011 7:08:46 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TigersEye

“They have been compiling a searchable data-base of all electronic communications between Americans for some time now and spending loads of money to do it.”

Yes.

And the PA will be signed by a telepen machine. Signature not required...........


17 posted on 05/26/2011 7:12:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Doofer

Yep me too. I do not like it. DHS, TSA, and The Patriot Act should be terminated and the FBI Beefed up and turned loose on the Muzzies.


18 posted on 05/26/2011 7:13:17 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
She's done.

I dislike the PA. My personal information is out there now because everyone seems to ask for it wherever I go. I think it should be a two way street. I'd like to see the ID of the person asking me for my ID. How do I know what they're going to do with mine?

19 posted on 05/26/2011 7:14:10 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Real conservatives support liberty and justice. The Patriot Act is about neither. It was passed in the heat of fear and should face a sunset in front of every Congress and every year.

That would give them each a year and no excuses to actually read it. They (the political elite) want to make the public perpetually scared and the PA permanent.


20 posted on 05/26/2011 7:14:49 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

My only real problem with the patriot act was that it didn’t clearly exclude American citizens.

Fact is, if we were a remotely sensible nation the patriot act would have never come about because 9/11 would have never come about.


21 posted on 05/26/2011 7:14:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: AppyPappy

Righto. Libertarians are for Liberty. I will take my chances with the muzzies rather than live in a Police State.


22 posted on 05/26/2011 7:15:05 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Scott Conroy is live tweeting Bachmann's event in Iowa tonight. Here's three of 'em:

The extent to which this is not going well is somewhat difficult to overstate

More than a few donors walking out of the dinner as Q&A begins

1st Polk County GOP donor I spoke to abt Bachmann: "It was awful. My daughter could do a better video feed."

23 posted on 05/26/2011 7:15:15 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: AppyPappy
Conservatives still support her.

I don't support her any more than I do most of the other so-called conservatives out there. One problem with Bachmann is that she attended the libertarian-esque CPAC, while more-conservative candidates/groups boycotted it because of the offensive presence of GOProud and the fact that the conference has become less conservative every year.

If Bachmann is so socially conservative, then why didn’t she join the boycott? Values really only mean something when you have to make a sacrifice for them. It seems that Bachmann was unwilling to make a personal sacrifice by boycotting CPAC, so I do not consider her (or anyone else who attended CPAC) to be that socially conservative.

Would I vote for her over Romney and others? Sure. But that's really not saying much.

24 posted on 05/26/2011 7:17:06 PM PDT by rissole
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To: screaminsunshine

So you side with the Muslims over the Americans.

You sound like a Libertarian alright.IIRC you sided with the Nazis in 1940.


25 posted on 05/26/2011 7:18:18 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rissole

Maybe Obama would be a good fit for you. Bachmann being too liberal after all


26 posted on 05/26/2011 7:19:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

Huh? I dont think you understood the statement.


27 posted on 05/26/2011 7:20:12 PM PDT by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: cripplecreek

Rand Paul said it pretty well yesterday. Why didn’t those in government who failed us such as those FBI supervisors who refused to go after a warrant after multitudes of agents requested it on the “terrorists” be prosecuted after 9-11 for incompetence, instead of being given medals?

Instead they go after every American and make them suspects.


28 posted on 05/26/2011 7:20:42 PM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: AppyPappy

No, I side with the Constitution. The Muzzies can be dealt with by the FBI. These new agencies DHS, TSA, etc. are another GOP Big Government expansion.


29 posted on 05/26/2011 7:21:38 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: AppyPappy

Oh so Bachmann is your choice so you will make idiotic assumptions because you cant debate the fact that Michele Bachmann supportsan unconstitutional, anti liberty bill


30 posted on 05/26/2011 7:22:52 PM PDT by Leader_Of_The _Conservatives (High time to bring back the sons (and daughters) of liberty!!!! SP4P2012)
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To: AppyPappy
Maybe Obama would be a good fit for you. Bachmann being too liberal after all

Huh? I didn't realize that criticism of Bachmann wasn't allowed. I'll go sit in the corner now. LOL.

31 posted on 05/26/2011 7:27:38 PM PDT by rissole
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To: AppyPappy
Maybe Obama would be a good fit for you. Bachmann being too liberal after all

Huh? I didn't realize that criticism of Bachmann wasn't allowed. I'll go sit in the corner now. LOL.

32 posted on 05/26/2011 7:27:52 PM PDT by rissole
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Good thing she didn’t debate that kid from Jersey.


33 posted on 05/26/2011 7:30:48 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: apoliticalone
Rand Paul said it pretty well yesterday. Why didn’t those in government who failed us such as those FBI supervisors who refused to go after a warrant after multitudes of agents requested it on the “terrorists” be prosecuted after 9-11 for incompetence, instead of being given medals?

And he was right but being right doesn't mean its going to happen that way. Its a simple matter of reality of right and wrong confronted with the reality of our political situation.

If we want to fix things we have a long way to go toward solidifying conservative control of government and flush the agencies that are full of liberals.
35 posted on 05/26/2011 7:31:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s 2 strikes.


36 posted on 05/26/2011 7:31:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I keep asking on Patriot Act related threads if somebody can please point out to me what specific sections they find objectionable. I’m still coming up empty.

I’ve read the Act. I haven’t found anything all that objectionable in it yet, and certainly nothing unconstitutional.

I’d be interested to know what people find in the actual law that is so abhorrent. I haven’t seen it yet.


37 posted on 05/26/2011 7:36:16 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

You aren’t very smart are you?


38 posted on 05/26/2011 7:36:56 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: screaminsunshine

FWIW...I used to be a supporter of the Patriot act. I now realize that our military and an unfettered law enforcement (no lib BS) would do far more to protect us without all the excess power too easily abused by the powers that be.


39 posted on 05/26/2011 7:37:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Doofer

“She just lost my vote.”

She has not lost my (potential) vote over this single item, but her stock sure dropped.


40 posted on 05/26/2011 7:37:52 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Repbublicans - Don't read their lips; watch their hands.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Problem is......there’s no difference....at least what I’ve been seeing.


41 posted on 05/26/2011 7:43:14 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: indylindy
What does it matter if Palin supports it or not. This is about Congresswoman Bachmann’s failure of leadership. A double minded woman, she is.
43 posted on 05/26/2011 7:44:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: indylindy
What does it matter if Palin supports it or not. This is about Congresswoman Bachmann’s failure of leadership. A double minded woman, she is.
44 posted on 05/26/2011 7:44:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

My better half and I are very simple folks and are just in the dark about all this patriot act stuff.

Could someone please kindly break down, what all of this means and why M.Bachmann voted for it since it seems to be a bad thing?

Thank You


45 posted on 05/26/2011 7:47:26 PM PDT by freejohn
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Is that your best answer?


46 posted on 05/26/2011 7:50:50 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Bad move, Michelle.


47 posted on 05/26/2011 7:55:16 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freejohn

My understanding is the sections of the Patriot act that were to expire are sections really needed to stop possible attacks from terrorists. Warrants must be obtained before actions. I did listen to some of the debate in the House and heard Bachmann state why she was voting for it. I also saw all the DEMS who were against it.

I would like to see the full list of how all the House members voted. I would like to know if Congressman Allen West voted for the previsions.


48 posted on 05/26/2011 7:56:58 PM PDT by seekthetruth (We The People stand with Israel, even though Obama stands with our enemies!)
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To: freejohn

I’d like to hear too! bookmark...


49 posted on 05/26/2011 8:01:24 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: Ramius
Same here I have read it also, in fact several times.
From what I can gather from it, is that it gathers and modernizes already existing legal authorities into one package. Some of those previously existing legal authorities have been in existence for as much as 60 years and have survived numerous constitutional legal tests.

To me it's much ado about nothing, anyone who is concerned about it either was unaware or didn't understand the preexisting laws (which address a rapidly disappearing analog communications world!) or is willfully unconcerned about national security for whatever personal or mischievous reason.

50 posted on 05/26/2011 8:02:18 PM PDT by Reily
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