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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Obama Renews Patriot Act

Where's the outrage?

Campaigner Obama promised to give Americans what they thought they wanted knowing he couldn't deliver if elected. In other cases he hid his true intentions. I don't know what's better or worse, his broken or kept promises. Just words.

9 comments:

guy faulkes said...

The problems I have with the Patriot Act is the violation of the rule of law and the protections of the Fourth Amendment provided to U.S. Citizens. I do not have a problem when it is applied to foreign nationals, either in or out of the country.

Those who give up their liberty for more security neither deserve liberty nor security. - Benjamin Franklin

guy faulkes said...

OFF TOPIC: Gore refuses to give up:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/opinion/28gore.html?pagewanted=1

guy faulkes said...

On OFF TOPIC post. Sorry I did not find it soon enough to include in one post.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/7332803/A-perfect-storm-is-brewing-for-the-IPCC.html

Bushrod Gentry said...

Obama curb government power? I didn't need a chrystal ball to predict this one.

guy faulkes said...

Could we please have a thread on the Supreme Court hearing on the Second Amendment?

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100228/D9E4VH083.html

I will now shut up and quit splitting the thread.

Reader said...

I agree with Guy. It may be a good thing though...who would you consider that has a terrorist mind? Liberals.

Wolf's Head said...

Well, the Republicans have set up the mechanism for a police state, so why does anyone think the dems wouldn't want it?

Honest Debate said...

I have yet to see the provision that violates the fourth amendment rights of Americans. Maybe it's there, I'd like to see it.

A nation that doesn't use every legal and constitutional means available to stay two steps ahead of her enemies will smolder in flames. -HD

Honest Debate said...

Wolf,

Interestingly put. Having a "mechanism" in place for a police state is different than a police state. I'm willing to give you that. Guy has essentially said that he doesn't trust a government with that mechanism not to use it on Americans. I understand that too.

Having said that, I just don't believe the Patriot Act equals a police state. I agree with Ben Franklin's statement but strongly disagree that it applies. We don't have to choose between security and liberty. Best I can tell the Patriot Act gives us both.