June 12, 2005

Patriot Act Rebellion

I'm gratified to see that some Republicans are standing up against President Bush's attempt to expand the powers of the Patriot Act.

The initial act was a hastely concocted response to terrorism after 9/11, and with all such law, it was ill conceived. There are sections of the law that were things that should have been done long ago, such as information sharing between law enforcement agencies, but these could have been accomplished in a manner that was not as great a danger to our individual civil liberties.

The original act should be allowed to die, not be expanded upon.

Posted by Delftsman3 at June 12, 2005 09:44 PM

Securing our borders would have been the best thing to do.


Posted by: RightWingRocker at June 13, 2005 04:42 AM

I agree with RWR. There are a lot of simple measures that could have been taken (separating cockpits from passenger areas on planes, securing the Mexican border, revision of visa requirements) without giving away our basic rights.

Posted by: Karlo at June 13, 2005 03:45 PM

Nail clippers are dangerous you know.

Posted by: Jack at June 14, 2005 12:03 AM
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