Patrick Leahy Rewriting Bill That Allows Government Intrusion Into Your Internet Use

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    A politician that thinks he or she can get away with murder is a dangerous possibility.

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    Folks, Demcrats feel they have a mandate to do this. You need to be aware of how close we are to being a police state.
     
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    Holder and Obama are already an accessory to murder, so yeah, this is the next natural step.

    The same people who claim to the be ideological descendants of our Founding Fathers now have stationed the troops at the post office to read all our mail
     
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    That may be true but the more extreme these Democrats become the less their base believes about them when told.

    They have been conditioned to ignore the truth when it is presented to them.
     
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    What do ya know? He is a f'n democrat! Figures..
     
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    Frank i work at the PO.....there are no troops there......you are being lied too.....
     
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    You wear a uniform don't you?

    I don't think he meant it literally.

    'Leaky Leahy' wants to make it easier to spy on us.

    Possible reasons could be:

    1. Finding out your political affiliations before elections
    2. Using it as blackmail against political opponents
    3. Monitoring your surfing habits
    4. Using the information to spot Christians, gun owners, tax-cheats
    5. Gaining access to bank accounts

    Right now the government can do all of this but Leahy is the frontrunner trying to make it easier to control us through the web without having to go through the messy process of using the legal system.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, did you actually bother to read the article? According to it, what Leahy did was knuckle under to those bastions of far left thinking, the National District Attorneys Association and the National Sheriff's Association, over the objections of that ultra conservative group - the ACLU.

    I'd have to read the entire bill, not just excerpts, to form an opinion. But I did notice the one thing the article did not include was the reaction of the republican members of the committee. What do you think that might be?
     
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    I read the article.

    The problem I see isn't that there were objections to what he is doing but that he's even trying to do this in the first place. The fact that he would even attempt it is scary.

    Now you were saying?
     
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    What I was saying was that claiming that this is some kind of democrat thing is clearly ludicrous for anyone looking at it from a rational perspective. You might well have a point that congress is looking at something objectionable. But when you attempt to make this out as some sort of partisan effort, you are clearly way off base. And that is what you are doing. It is not the left that is pushing for this amendment. In this case, you happen to be putting forth a liberal position - you commie, socialist, pinko, liberal elitist.
     

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