No! For starters- All lawyers, congressmen, lobbyists, judges, and more should be urine tested once a week. Congressmen should have all their belongings rifled through by a disgruntled airport security guard once a week. All Cayman Island accounts and others should be confiscated.
The Patriot Act is a freaking joke and the answer is NO it should not.
The Patriot Act was passed just days after the 9/11 attack. The document is thousands of pages long, and covers so much territory, it had to be in somebody's drawer waiting for an excuse to use it.
The Act expanded police powers in every way. It allows citizens to be jailed indefinitely, with out charges, it allows jurisdictional searches (that means door to door). Outlaws political dissent and discussion and the part that really bothers me is that it classifies activists as domestic terrorists, especially when the CIA and FBI have been given permission to shoot and kill suspected terrorists on site!
Obama promised to repeal it and has lost the trust of the American people by renewing it.
This law needs to be repealed forever and all copies burned, as it promotes legalized witch hunts even more than the War on Drugs.
Ronald E. Gascon Candidate 2012
by Brett Wood 5 years ago
The Patriot Act was meant to be short term but looks to become permanent. Does it go to far? Does it really violate our privacy rights?
by lady_love158 7 years ago
http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/h … epublicansI'm soooo sick and tired of you liberals going on about Bush and the Patriot Act and giving Obama a pass! This president is a hypocrite pure and simple! He hates freedom and anyone that opposes his will!
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
Every day we hear from hubbers about how Obama is out to destroy the Constitution. Across this great nation there is a movement of very vocal, very serious "pro-contitutionalists."The Constitution is suddenly quoted and defended like the Bible.It's all the vogue -- ALL OF A SUDDEN.My...
by Evan G Rogers 7 years ago
Rand Paul recently tried to filibuster the passage of the continuation of completely tyrannical aspects of the Patriot Act. But both the House and the Senate were able to end it and pass the bill.http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-201 … e_facebookObama signed it into law just a few minutes...
by PrettyPanther 5 years ago
I'm sick of hearing that liberals don't care about the erosion of our civil liberties "now that Obama is doing it." I have a good memory, folks. And I remember VERY CLEARLY that liberals were the the vocal opponents of the Patriot Act BEFORE it was enacted. I remember...
by H C Palting 5 years ago
Will we ever be able to rid ourselves of the Patriot Act?“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”Thomas Jefferson
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