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Originally posted by neo96
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Originally posted by ProfessorChaos
While I sincerely hope that a repeal of these acts is accomplished,(I'm not going to hold my breath), I wonder what a repeal would really stop the Government from doing anyhow.
They don't seem to be very keen on following the Constitution in the first place.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
I actually do agree with these proposals.
It is mainly because most of this legislation is 100% unconstitutional and illegitimate in the first place.
Timothy B. Lee: How would your legislation be different from other NSA reform proposals?
Rush Holt: This isn’t reform. This is repeal. I voted against both of those [the Patriot Act and the FAA] before. And actually against Patriot before multiple times. Those bills were misguided in their specifics, and now seeing what various agencies have done to stretch the language of those bills to cover things that were never intended to be covered makes clear that they’ve got to go. Even Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) [the author of the Patriot Act] has said it was never intended to be used that way.