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    US extends controversial Patriot Act

    US extends controversial Patriot Act — RT

    Not surprisingly this goes silent past most people. the temporary freedom robbing patriot act legislations has been extended and will end up snuk into US society permanently..
    Sad day for democracy in the US, also shows there is not much difference between republicans and democrats or bush or obama.
    in a fascist country non of these make a difference.
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    The constitution must have been flushed down the toilet.
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    Re: US extends controversial Patriot Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    US extends controversial Patriot Act — RT

    Not surprisingly this goes silent past most people. the temporary freedom robbing patriot act legislations has been extended and will end up snuk into US society permanently..
    Sad day for democracy in the US, also shows there is not much difference between republicans and democrats or bush or obama.
    in a fascist country non of these make a difference.
    What do you care?

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: US extends controversial Patriot Act

    "This time he extended it without even signing the law himself. As he rested in bed following G8 meetings in France, an automated machine signed the bill with his signature for him."

    Lol, kinda sad to read that. An automated machine to sign things into law? We really are lazy as ****.

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    The horribly-named PATRIOT Act is a grotesque assault on individual liberties.
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    I have never felt the effects of the patriot act and have never met a single person who has unless the TSA groping and porn scanners fall under that act.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: US extends controversial Patriot Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    US extends controversial Patriot Act — RT

    Not surprisingly this goes silent past most people. the temporary freedom robbing patriot act legislations has been extended and will end up snuk into US society permanently..
    Sad day for democracy in the US, also shows there is not much difference between republicans and democrats or bush or obama.
    in a fascist country non of these make a difference.
    Bohner should make them all read the Constitution out loud again.

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    Last night, I went to bed with a book. Not as much fun as a 20 year old, but the book contained a speech by Adlai Stevenson. The year was 1952. He said, "The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live and fear breeds repression. Too often, sinister threats to the Bill of Rights, to freedom of the mind are concealed under the patriotic cloak of anti-Communism."
    Today, it's the cloak of anti-terrorism.

    Stevenson also remarked, "It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them"

    Have we become so fearful? Have we become so cowardly? That those among us that constantly warn of big government fall silent on things like this?

    How can that be?

    A single terrorist attack, on one day, 10 years ago has kept this unconstitutional piece of trash on the books, that has such potential for abuse, it's unreal, but you're silent, and you continue to be silent and in some ways defend it!

    Home of the brave?

    Was it not one of your great founding fathers who said "those who trade freedom for security will receive niether".

    And yes, i believe he also said something about eternal vigilance, but you know what, I'd interpret that as having eteneral vigilance against internal threats to the constitution more then external threats, you have allowed your fear to get the better of you, defend this all you want, but in the end, you've given far too much power to the state, and i hope for your sake, it never gets turned against you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I have never felt the effects of the patriot act and have never met a single person who has unless the TSA groping and porn scanners fall under that act.
    The government doesn't have to inform you that they are monitoring your internet use and phone calls. If you have a bank account or consent to give your information to an American company, the act requires them to collect and verify information about you and release your information to the federal government.

    "There are significant flaws in the Patriot Act, flaws that threaten your fundamental freedoms by giving the government the power to access your medical records, tax records, information about the books you buy or borrow without probable cause, and the power to break your door down at your home and conduct unconstitutional searches or if your not home search your home or business in secret without telling you for weeks, months, or even indefinitely."

    I used to think only the Soviet Union did that ****... and they wired people's houses with hidden cameras and monitored them. That's pretty scary that we could be there someday. It would just take a corrupt president to start abusing the unlimited power the act gives them.

    Privacy Revolt!: The Patriot Act: How it effects you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Last night, I went to bed with a book. Not as much fun as a 20 year old, but the book contained a speech by Adlai Stevenson. The year was 1952. He said, "The tragedy of our day is the climate of fear in which we live and fear breeds repression. Too often, sinister threats to the Bill of Rights, to freedom of the mind are concealed under the patriotic cloak of anti-Communism."
    Today, it's the cloak of anti-terrorism.

    Stevenson also remarked, "It's far easier to fight for principles than to live up to them"

    Have we become so fearful? Have we become so cowardly? That those among us that constantly warn of big government fall silent on things like this?

    How can that be?

    A single terrorist attack, on one day, 10 years ago has kept this unconstitutional piece of trash on the books, that has such potential for abuse, it's unreal, but you're silent, and you continue to be silent and in some ways defend it!

    Home of the brave?

    Was it not one of your great founding fathers who said "those who trade freedom for security will receive niether".

    And yes, i believe he also said something about eternal vigilance, but you know what, I'd interpret that as having eteneral vigilance against internal threats to the constitution more then external threats, you have allowed your fear to get the better of you, defend this all you want, but in the end, you've given far too much power to the state, and i hope for your sake, it never gets turned against you.
    Did I mention that I ****ing hate people that tout a copy of the Constitution around in their pockets at rallies and read it out loud and profess their respect for it, but disrespect it constantly?

    That was a great quote, btw. It's worth writing down and keeping on hand.

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