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Originally posted by djusdjus
renewal of provisions is not the same as renewal of all the patriot act. which had a sunset clause that dumped most of the provisions.
the ones that are kept are in keeping with good sense really if you look at it.
I mean, if you wanna act like a jerk to a cop, then you'll get exactly what your deserve.
If you're involved in terrorism and think the bill of rights protects those activities, think again.
more GOP swill as far as I can see. lol there sure is a lot of substanceless GOP swill these days. Hmmmmn, I wonder why? lol
Authority to Spy on Americans Unclear as Patriot Act Expires
House Defies White House and Renews Two of Three Expiring Provisions
Two differing bills passed by the House and Senate judiciary committees in recent weeks will have to be reconciled in Congress...
That timing is unclear. With so few weeks left in the year and the health care debate just beginning in the Senate, it's possible that Congress will first vote for a temporary extension to prevent certain Patriot Act authorities from sunsetting, according to an aide.
With full support from the Obama administration, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill last month reauthorizing the law that has in recent years sparked much controversy over rights to privacy protected under the Constitution, with some minor tweaks.
In renewing only two of the three sunsetting provisions, the House version has defied the White House, quietly pushing Congress to totally renew its predecessor's law.
The House Judiciary Committee voted to allow the Lone Wolf provision to expire, stating that normal procedures for criminal investigations could be used instead; the Senate voted to renew it.
"The Obama Administration's support of these reauthorizations will hopefully put an end to the myths and the hyperbole that surrounds the Patriot Act, as it is a needed piece of legislation to keep America and her citizens safe and secure," he said.
In recent weeks, the White House gave its blessing to the Senate version, co-sponsored by Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., extending all three provisions without placing as many restrictions as the House version.
Critics of President Obama accused him of flip-flopping on his position as a candidate when he voted to renew a law last year allowing the use of wiretaps and gave immunity to telecom companies that cooperated under Bush's warrantless wiretapping program, made public in 2005
Originally posted by rusethorcain
reply to post by OpTiMuS_PrImE
God already forgave me...you too. That is why Christ died as I understand it. I am not asking for forgiveness anyway. You need to learn how to spell or maybe take a pill for your megalomania because I never called you the anti-christ. Don't flatter yourself. I think the anti-Christ are all those people who deny Jesus was the Christ. Maybe even you can figure that one out yourself.
You I called an anarchist. Look it up.
Originally posted by mtok7
reply to post by TheCoffinman
Apologies, if you can not discern my post. What i mean is that this charade in Tennessee is about the color of Obama skin, not the man he is underneath. Shall i clarify further, or does this suffice?
[edit on 30-11-2009 by mtok7]
Originally posted by arizonascott
reply to post by lpowell0627
Of course we take the fact Obama is not a US born citizen who is by law able to hold office very seriously!
It would open the door for say, pot smoking, steroid injecting Austrian dual citizen Arnold Schwarzenegger to become President!
A man that has said from his own mouth that 90% of people need to be told what to do!
A man who has said he has dreamed of ruling people and a Nation!
If Obama can do it, then it opens the door for others which is the reason it is "law"
To ignore it, is to ignore the law. We have had enough political problems and trouble with our so-called elected leaders in the last 8 years.
If he was born in Kenya, let him get elected there! If he was born on American soil, then simply show the "real" birth certificate like all of us actually have (not a certificate of live birth which is something entirely different) and this issue case closed.
Why is that so difficult?!
The fact that he "Obama" has fought to keep everything quiet says quite the opposite of him being American born and able to hold the office of President.
[edit on 30-11-2009 by arizonascott]