The House has extended the Patriot Act

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    As expected.

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    9 month extension with both major amendments.
     
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    Ahh those Tea Partiers! :clap:
     
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    No comments from the right?
     
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    At least its only 9 months. Maybe then these assholes in congress will pull their elitist heads out of their elitist asses
     
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    Ive watched people complain about the Patriot act for almost 10 years. I still haven't seen a coherant argument about what is wrong with the various Federal departments from communicating with each other or treating terror suspects as they would mobsters.
     
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    Maybe the warrantless wire taps on U.S citizens?

    Slippery slope my friend, slippery slope......
     
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    And they rushed it through without debate.

    :banghead:

    This guy said it best:

     
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    Once again for the slow. Any US citizen caught on a wire tap without a warrant can not be prosecuted. Or perhaps you would care to name anyone that was, remember the requirement , US citizen INSIDE the US.

    I told you all this would pass, as it will in the Senate.
     
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    Obviously you have no idea what that really means, that it's simply a media buzz word and that it has been in existence without the need to get a warrant since we learned how to tap phone lines.
    Here's a clue, when it leaves our boarders it's no longer protected communication unless you protect it.
     
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    Certain elements of the Patriot Act operate to circumvent Habeas Corpus, enabling the President, or anyone he or she designates, to declare any U.S. resident, whether citizen or non-citizen, an "enemy combatant" without presenting any evidence in open court and to confine that person indefinitely without access to counsel or visitors.

    While you might be confident that the present administration would not abuse such menacing power, are you equally certain about tomorrow or next week?
     

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