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Thread: Extension of Patriot Act

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    Extension of Patriot Act

    (I couldn't find a similar poll, but if there is one, I denounce and reject myself)

    ACLU: Obama’s reversal on Patriot Act reform ‘a major travesty’ | Raw Story

    The extensions in question "allow the government to acquire private information about civilians through warrantless wiretapping of phone calls and emails, as well as seizure of records from credit reporting companies, banks, internet service providers and libraries. Another component includes the loosening of conditions under which an individual can be accused of providing "material support" to terrorists."



    Yay, more change we can believe in. I might just vote Independent in 2012 if this continues.


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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    I did not want to say, ‘I told you so’ but…
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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    Like has become the norm in America since 911, you give away your rights and slowly become a closed society, all in the name of terrorism and the fight against them.

    Its said to say it, but the terrorists have actually won already.
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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    Is anyone really shocked that a politician chose to retain as much power as possible?

    The first rule of power is to perpetuate itself. Rarely ever does it relinquish any power it has taken.

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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    James Madison......."If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."

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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    (I couldn't find a similar poll, but if there is one, I denounce and reject myself)

    ACLU: Obama’s reversal on Patriot Act reform ‘a major travesty’ | Raw Story

    The extensions in question "allow the government to acquire private information about civilians through warrantless wiretapping of phone calls and emails, as well as seizure of records from credit reporting companies, banks, internet service providers and libraries. Another component includes the loosening of conditions under which an individual can be accused of providing "material support" to terrorists."



    Yay, more change we can believe in. I might just vote Independent in 2012 if this continues.
    These extensions are actually extensions to extensions which were put in place during the Bush administration, which were extensions to the original Patriot Act under Bush, which was really an extension to Bill Clinton's Antiterrorism Act. So all of the crap really originated with Clinton. Before you blame anybody, whether it is Obama or Bush, you should lay the blame on who started this whole big antiamerican ball rolling - Bill Clinton. Everybody who came after him only jumped on his bandwagon. How about those of you who still wax fond for Bill Clinton? You going to lay some responsibility on Clinton, or are you going to go hyperpartisan and make it out to be all Bush's fault again?
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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    These extensions are actually extensions to extensions which were put in place during the Bush administration, which were extensions to the original Patriot Act under Bush, which was really an extension to Bill Clinton's Antiterrorism Act. So all of the crap really originated with Clinton. Before you blame anybody, whether it is Obama or Bush, you should lay the blame on who started this whole big antiamerican ball rolling - Bill Clinton. Everybody who came after him only jumped on his bandwagon. How about those of you who still wax fond for Bill Clinton? You going to lay some responsibility on Clinton, or are you going to go hyperpartisan and make it out to be all Bush's fault again?
    What, you expected the ACLU to be honest/accurate?

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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    I don't know for sure how many terrorist acts the PA prevented but I expect it has been at least a dozen..
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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't know for sure how many terrorist acts the PA prevented but I expect it has been at least a dozen..
    perchance you could provide examples?

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    Re: Extension of Patriot Act

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't know for sure how many terrorist acts the PA prevented but I expect it has been at least a dozen..
    I would put the number at at least a dozen less than your estimate.

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