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"The Democrats' irrational opposition to strong national security policies that help keep our nation secure should be of great concern to the American people," Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement after the bill passed 232-191.
"To always have reasons why you just can't vote 'yes,' I think speaks volumes when it comes to which party is better able and more willing to take on the terrorists and defeat them," Boehner said.
Originally posted by Shamanator
As far as I'm concerned those with nothing to hide have nothing to fear.
Originally posted by Waiting2awake
I am in complete awe - and a little shocked too. Maybe that is what Bush Co. meant by that phrase 5 years ago?
How anyone can ever think this is a good law? Is it needed? Is it helpfull?
Someone who lives in a country, state, and city, where their fellow citizens were murdered by political/religious extremists thinks this is a needed law. Indeed, I think its value has been proven in that not one single American citizen in the US, or any visitor to this country has been killed by a terrorist attack in over six years.
- Thank you for responding, and without any sarcasm or attitude. I mean no offense, but I truly don't understand the mindset. Please help me with this. We can agree that many Americans died horrily that day. It was truly a tragic state - but the aqquiring of info wasn't what resulted in that terror - it was not acting on the information they had.
Additionally, the arguement that there haven't been any terrorist attacks in the US is flawed. What was it Cheney said about the absence of evidence? One question though, I keep hearing people use this state but is it true? What about the Antrax cases while they were pushing through the PA1? Wasn't that considered terrorism? What about the American journilist/aid workers/etc that were beheaded earlier? Do their deaths don't count?(I am fairly sure they were Americans in there) - so this statement then is catgorically false isn't it?
Let me ask you this - seriously, are you least likely to be harmed or killed by:
a) Terrorist attack
b) Mugging by fellow citizen.
c) Car accident with fellow citizen.
d) Smoking/Drinking/Social habits.
e) hit by lightening.