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House Introduces Bill to Repeal the Patriot Act

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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:24 PM


Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) have introduced the Surveillance State Repeal Act that would end the NSA’s unconstitutional domestic spying. I can say without hesitation: this bill is the real deal. “The Patriot Act contains many provisions that violate the Fourth Amendment and have led to a dramatic expansion of our domestic surveillance state,” said Rep. Massie. "Our Founding Fathers fought and died to stop the kind of warrant-less spying and searches that the Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act authorize. It is long past time to repeal the Patriot Act and reassert the constitutional rights of all Americans. I am proud to co-sponsor Congressman Pocan’s bill and look forward to working with him on this issue.”

The Bill's page on the congress web site:

If you think the emergency Patriot Act has outlived its use back this bill. Call or better yet FAX your congress-critter.

edit on 03pm2015-03-24T18:26:00-05:0006263America/Chicago26331 by machineintelligence because: Syntax challanges

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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:29 PM
A reasonable and sensible bill in the House?!?


Does Spock have a goatee in this universe?

Seriously though this bill is a good idea & it's about time, I hope the bill gains traction.

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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:32 PM
a reply to: machineintelligence

Yes, this is very encouraging!

Thanks for putting it up!

Surveillance State Repeal Act • (H.R. 1466)

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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:34 PM
The Patriot Act...

Possibly the most unpatriotic document ever written.

It's time to put it to bed, although the damage is done.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:37 PM
a reply to: greencmp

Thanks for posting this other thread on this different but related bill.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:38 PM
a reply to: machineintelligence

your dreaming if you think the nsa and cia and fbi are going to roll back any of the security measures.
Frankly, judging from the way Americans like to massacre each other and butcher people in far away lands - i think these kinds of laws are nessecary

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:42 PM
Why do I feel TPTB will shoot this bill down ?

Anyone else get that feeling ?

I Think a serious effort on behalf of all of us who value our life and rights is needed to pass this bill !

Op I will be proactive with this !

Thank you very much for this thread !

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:44 PM
a reply to: machineintelligence

Could be a different bill, they still haven't posted H.R. 1466 and it has been 4 days.

Surveillance State Repeal Act • (H.R. 1466) direct link

I am guessing that 1466 is a rehash of 2818 from the 113th congress (2013-2014) because it is the same Rep, Mark Pocan (D-WI).

I also can't help but notice that this is coming out of Wisconsin which seems to be the epicenter of good sense of late, political parties aside.
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posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:48 PM
a reply to: machineintelligence

Two unknown Congressmen putting up a bill. I'll sit up and take further notice if it passes (no cold day in hell in the forecast).

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:48 PM
a reply to: machineintelligence

Ummm...WOW...Now this is something that both sides of the aisle could get behind...I just hope they can gather enough votes to overcome the inevitable veto and the hawks in both camps...

You know...maybe it takes something like this for both the right and left hand of the body politic to clasp...and realize that each hand holds an oar in this boat...we're all in this together...lets decide to grow up and beyond the PC and the politics...

How about...I see your point and I raise you up so that you in turn might see mine...

edit on 24-3-2015 by YouSir because: ...Just because...

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:51 PM
The link in the OP is to original 2013 bill from Rush Holt, here's the link to the current version:

H.R.1466 - To repeal the USA PATRIOT Act and the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, and for other purposes.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:56 PM
Wow, this is awesome. I hope it gets the attention it needs. This is everything we have been asking for. It is nothing short of great.

Thank you to the representatives who spearheaded this. You have proven us delightfully wrong about "everyone in government".

To everyone behind this and those who have asked for have held it down. For that you have my undying loyalty and respect.

Have a good one.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:57 PM
a reply to: Agit8dChop

Oh bull cockey. Does your vote effect your parliament, your effed up royalty or governement?

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 06:58 PM
I genuinely hope this gets passed and with it gain some momentum to start taking back our rights. In reality I see this as a well timed attempt to passify those who want this bill wiped. With the apparent terrorist situation as it is today this bill will never get through and by doing this will push this issue off the table for a long time.

I just can't see any good coming out of this political system as it stands. I'm praying I'm wrong.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 07:00 PM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Reading the text of both bills they share so much this must be a reintroduction of the same bill for the most part. I can see the reason for the confusion. Thanks for the updated relevant link.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 07:04 PM
This could be a prelude to a domestic false flag operation.

But even if it passes Congress and Obama actually signs it, the methods won't just disappear.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 07:07 PM
I wonder how long this will last until some shady "people" start blackmailing these guys? I have a sinking feeling that a lot of the outcry about the spying is fake, as *everyone* has something embarrassing to keep private.

I've always wondered if there were people that would come up to politicians and quietly tap them on the shoulder and shake their head saying, "Sir, there are just some things you don't want to be involved with..."

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 07:12 PM
Don't get your hopes up. This has about as much of a chance at passing as an "audit the fed" bill. Sorry but it ain't gonna happen and you all know it.

The only reason bills like this are even introduced is to remind us who's in charge... and its not us, that's for damn sure.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 07:14 PM
I have a feeling this is a "bread and circus" distraction to appease the masses.

It won't pass, or if it does won't really do anything. My spidey senses tell me this is a feel-good, "hey we're doing something positive, look at us!" publicity stunt.

posted on Mar, 24 2015 @ 07:18 PM
Yeah they had a decade to do this, or even just make some overtures to it.

It has nothing to do with actual intent of being passed, but everything to do with a majority Republican house that wants to win the next election. It will be dragged out......and then nuddah. Bit like the Democrats promising to close Gitmo

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