the wording of the options makes me unable to vote, but in my opinion, yes, it should be allowed to expire. whatever replaces it should have a lot more oversight and transparency.
i understand how total information awareness really helps catch terrorists, but i just don't see it as being compatible with the Bill of Rights, and i see a big potential for abuse. perhaps there's another course of action where we can split the difference and resolve the constitutional issues.
Terrorism is a minor threat in the world, and is unworthy of such drastic measures. There are much greater threats to our lives and safety than Jihadists that we could focus our attention on. What we eat kills us a lot more than any terrorist ever could. And to echo was is posted above, the bill of rights and our constitutional protections far supersede the desire for safety from this minor threat.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
The Patriot Act paved the way for the current NSA scandal we are going through. While I do not support the Obama Administration, I do not support the Patriot Act either. The United States can fight terrorism without infringing on our rights.
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- Mark Twain