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Unpatriotic Patriot Act Dies In Senate Saturday, 17 December 2005

Posted by R Garfield in Views On News.

From rparikh.wordpress.com comes the hat-tip that the Patriot Act Renewal died in the senate.

The Bush administration has been criticized for the Act, which claims to ‘protect innocents from terrorism,’ because of its undermining effect on civil liberties. Many John Q. Public adherents of the Act are under the mistaken belief that civil liberties (if they even know what civil liberties are) are only taken away from proven bad guys. As is the case in cell phone surveillance, this is not the case.

When protections are weakened or removed, at least here in the U.S., they are not weakened or removed soley in respect to one class of people. That practice would be ‘discrimination,’ something that most Americans – in theory – are opposed to.



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