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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: neo96
I'd argue that any one of those pales in comparison to the Patriot Act, signed into law by Bush, and supported fervently by conservatives during its hasty drafting.
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: introvert
Yeah those on the right are driving the engine ane we on the left are riding the caboose desperately trying to get off.
originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
The word "fascism" itself is derived from the word for "bundle of sticks" which is a popular analogy with socialists.
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: MystikMushroom
In a dream world.
All the definitions are Left Wing creations out of thin air.
Nobody seems to be posting any reliable and verifiable Left Wing sources.
Lots of illusions though.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA" Pub.L. 95–511, 92 Stat. 1783, 50 U.S.C. ch. 36) is a United States federal law which prescribes procedures for the physical and electronic surveillance and collection of "foreign intelligence information" between "foreign powers" and "agents of foreign powers" (which may include American citizens and permanent residents suspected of espionage or terrorism). It has been repeatedly amended since the September 11 attack
Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995, US Senate bills S.390 and S.761. Senator Joe Biden introduced the bill on behalf of the Clinton Administration on Feb. 10, 1995. The bill was co sponsored by Senators Alfonse D'Amato, Dianne Feinstein, Robert J. Kerrey, Herb Kohl, Jon Kyl, Barbara A. Mikulski and Arlen Specter. Representative Chuck Schumer sponsored the bill (H.R. 896) in the US House of Representatives. Following closely on the heels of Executive Order 12947, prohibiting transactions with terrorists, President Clinton described the bill as a "comprehensive effort to strengthen the ability of the United States to deter terrorist acts and punish those who aid or abet any international terrorist activity in the United States" and requested "the prompt and favorable consideration of this legislative proposal by the Congress".
Biden himself draws parallels between his 1995 bill and its 2001 cousin. “I drafted a terrorism bill after the Oklahoma City bombing. And the bill John Ashcroft sent up was my bill,” he said when the Patriot Act was being debated, according to the New Republic, which described him as “the Democratic Party’s de facto spokesman on the war against terrorism.”
The current policy traces its roots to the administration of former President Bill Clinton.