Sunday, February 14, 2010

Take this Patriot Act and shove it

I know I often defend the Obama administration, but this is not what we voted for.
The Senate may vote on a second temporary extension of several controversial counterterrorism authorities as part of the jobs bill unveiled Thursday.

The draft bill carries language that would extend until Dec. 31 three expiring provisions of the antiterrorism law known as the Patriot Act. [...]

The administration wants lawmakers to pass a long-term reauthorization of all the expiring provisions, with as few changes as possible. House and Senate Republicans also favor that approach.
The Patriot Act was a horrible bill from the get-go and should be abolished altogether. We elected Democrats to repair the damage the Bush regime did to our civil liberties and I'm especially pissed that our idiot Congresslizards, at the behest of the White House, sneak this crap into unrelated bills to avoid scrutiny. [hat tip Woody]

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

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