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Patriot Act extension runs into conservative opposition

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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Patriot Act extension runs into conservative opposition


www.latimes.com

House GOP push to permanently extend expiring provisions of the Patriot Act is running into opposition from conservative and "tea party"-inspired lawmakers wary of the law's reach into private affairs.

Enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the law makes it easier for federal authorities to conduct surveillance on terrorism suspects. Civil libertarians have long fought the measure.
Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis), author of the original bill, is seeking a permanent extens
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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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Permanent extension, from the original author.

Just two days after a record 111 million distracted Americans watch the Superbowl, our government is about to permanently extend the anti-privacy act.


ORIGINAL: The PATRIOT Act is set to expire in just FOUR WEEKS, but Congress is trying to rush through a last minute extension! Since it was passed almost a decade ago, some of the most noxious portions of the PATRIOT Act have burrowed their way deep into our legal system. A year ago, President Obama signed a bill extending three provisions of the original PATRIOT Act; last week Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) introduced legislation to extend them again. Together, these provisions make a mockery of our civil liberties: They let government officials spy on whomever they want, for any reason, without ever letting them know or giving them a chance to challenge the order in court.

demand progress

Congress Drops the Ball on Upgrading Patriot Protections



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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Any mentions as to who the opposers are?

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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 10:11 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
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Any mentions as to who the opposers are?

Links are not my friends on my phone.


 
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Only the minority. Kucinich and some tea party members in the house. Rand Paul in the senate. Democrats seem to not like it, but are not willing to do anything. Most Repubs and neocons are pushing it.

Ryan Hecker, a Houston lawyer and tea-party organizer, says he believes the act has helped curb terrorism and "the movement should remain agnostic." But Laura Boatright, a tea-party organizer in Ontario, Calif., says the act is "unconstitutional," adding, "We can have national security in other ways, without making all the American people relinquish their liberty."


No one will stop this because of 1 event

One reason is the perceived threat of homegrown terrorism, seen in such near-misses as last May's botched Times Square bombing. That has made Congress leery of doing anything to hinder law enforcement.
online.wsj.com...



posted on Feb, 7 2011 @ 11:14 PM
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The die is more or less cast for at least an extension of the patriot act till 3013.
There idea of making the act permanent is just a bargaining stance which is what they wish, but know wont, happen.
Congress is as leary of being seen to be restricting freedoms and stripping citizens of their right to privacy.as they are of being seen to be soft on terrorism.....
So, lie the weakkneed men they are they will liiely extend the law for a shorter period than indefinately.
But extend it they will................................



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