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The Patriot Act is About to...

 
 
Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 04:22 pm
...expire. Or is it?
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On January 5th, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced a bill to add yet another year to the soon to be expiring Patriot Act. This would extend it until February of 2012, and passage is likely to happen with little debate or contention. If passed, this would be the second time the Obama administration has punted on campaign promises to roll back excessive surveillance measures allowed under the act passed in the wake of 9/11.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Patriot Act up for renewal and no one notices - National Independent | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-national/patriot-act-up-for-renewal-and-no-one-notices#ixzz1AxMrpQxy


We didn't let the Bush tax cuts die, could we please please please let the Bush right's cuts die?

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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2011 06:59 pm
@failures art,
failures art wrote:

...expire. Or is it?
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On January 5th, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced a bill to add yet another year to the soon to be expiring Patriot Act. This would extend it until February of 2012, and passage is likely to happen with little debate or contention. If passed, this would be the second time the Obama administration has punted on campaign promises to roll back excessive surveillance measures allowed under the act passed in the wake of 9/11.

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Patriot Act up for renewal and no one notices - National Independent | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/independent-in-national/patriot-act-up-for-renewal-and-no-one-notices#ixzz1AxMrpQxy


We didn't let the Bush tax cuts die, could we please please please let the Bush right's cuts die?

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I have seen Mr. Mike Rogers in person since I think, technically, and in name only, He is my rep... That particular clown is a clown, and what he does he does in expectation of a republican president to make a worse problem even worser in two years... Not one of them can see our rights as anything but an infringement upon their power... They can only get away with that attitude because we are more scared of other enemies than we are scare of them; but that whole notion is foolish.. Hitler did not create the emergency powers he turned into a dictatorship, and they were not created for him... He simply took advantage of tools the Weimar used so often against communists against liberals and Jews, and any body he felt threatened by... The worst sort of tyranny is at some point thought necessary... When it is not longer thought necessary, thought no longer matters... The thing exists only for self preservation, just like our government and those who run it... It serves the people only to the extent necessary to keep the people pacified, or divided...
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2019 05:37 pm
'Buried in a stopgap government funding resolution unveiled by House Democrats Monday is a provision that would reauthorize the notoriously abusive Patriot Act for three months, a move privacy advocates warned would ensure President Donald Trump's administration holds on to "terrifying authoritarian surveillance powers."

Evan Greer, deputy director of digital rights group Fight for the Future, highlighted the provision on Twitter shortly after House Democrats released the continuing resolution (pdf), which would temporarily avert a looming government shutdown by providing funding for federal agencies through December 20. A House vote on the measure is expected as early as Tuesday.

"Wow," said Greer. "House Democrats are ignoring civil liberties and including a three month straight re-authorization of the Patriot Act (with zero reform) in the continuing resolution."

"When the Patriot Act's surveillance authorities were initially enacted, they came with a 'sunset' clause to safeguard against the exact scenario where we had an authoritarian, racist, openly fascist president," Greer added. "And yet here we are and top Dems are still supporting reauthorization."

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/11/19/handing-trump-terrifying-authoritarian-surveillance-powers-house-democrats-include
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Reply Sun 24 Nov, 2019 06:20 pm
Gravedigging?
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