posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 12:00 PM
"Can't we all just get along?" This should be the slogan for the parties over the rewording of the Patriot Act. There are some that say it gives
too broad power to organizations and there are those that claim that it has solely been responsible for keeping the US safe from terrorist attacks.
However, there are those on both sides that say that the Patriot Act needs to be reworded to be in the best interest of ALL Americans.
The American Civil Liberties Union, the American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform and the Free Congress Foundation are among several
groups that formed a coalition — Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances — to lobby Congress to repeal three key provisions of the USA Patriot
Having people from all sides of the political spectrum working together will keep politicians from calling Patriot Act opponents un-American or
willing to help terrorists, which happened during the original debate over the law, the groups said at a news conference Tuesday.
"We don't want this argument to be obscured by those who would suggest that anyone who is for more and more government power is somehow on the side of
the right, and those who are against it or are skeptical of such grants are on the side of the wrong," said David Keene of the American Conservative
Union. "This is an important question of all Americans on the left, the right or in the middle."
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It's nice to see representatives from both sides agreeing on this topic that is so important to each and every American. This is a topic that is not
Left or Right. It is for each American to ensure that Constitutional rights are not violated and are not outlawed by any Act.
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