The concept sounds amazing. I am sure they can screw it up, but the concept is great.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
As I said in the other thread, I disagree with this entirely as I disagree with every suggestion that people make of using a hatchet when a scapel would be more reasonable. When even the bills biggest critic at the time of it's passing acknowledged that 90% of the massive piece of legislation was "sound" that should be a clear indication that the entire thing is not necessarily a problem.
We should not toss our intelligence back into the 1960's, returning to a situation with vast amounts of grey area as it relates to the massive amount of modern communications technology. Nor should we foolishly think that we can gut the vast amount of legitimately positive law within PATRIOT to only repass it in new legislation. We are in a far more bitterly partisan time then we were at the time of PATRIOT's passing. Combine that with the natural stigma that ANYTHING related to PATRIOT...being brought back up to a vote on the flooor...will have and it's completely unrealistic and unbelievable to think that they'd simply "pass a new law with the 'good' things".
Indeed, if that was the intent, it would be far more intelligent and efficient to simply remove the problematic portions of PATRIOT and let the majority of useful things stay, as opposed to tossing the baby out with the bathwater and then taking the time, energy, and money necessary to go through the process of adding it all back.
Continue what our various checks and balances have already been properly doing, and continue to prune out and remove the troublesome parts as we move farther and farther from the period of heightened security that brought PATRIOT to bear.
Unless one is suggesting to simultaneously repeal and then try and "put the good parts back" of the rest of our survelliance law, such as the Foriegn Intelligence Survelliance Act or Title III of the Omnibus Safe Street sand Crime Control Act of 1968, it is absolutely asinine to outright repeal PATRIOT.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
- Mark Twain