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Will we ever be able to rid ourselves of the Patriot Act?

  1. Express10 profile image89
    Express10posted 4 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

  2. Zubair Ahmed profile image81
    Zubair Ahmedposted 4 years ago

    NO!...once we as the people give the Government a power control weapon over us the PUBLIC.  We will never restore the Act without a major revolt. 

    It is not in the Governor's interest to relinquish power unless forced to do so.  The more power they have the more control they can use over the governed.

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      Larry Wallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The food rationing act after WWII was repealed. Other laws have also been repealed. They just did not get the attention of the Patriot Act. Court rulings have given us our Miranda rights and the concept of separate but equal was overturned.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image98
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I don't think so. Government is not usually willing to give up any kind of control.

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      Larry Wallposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sherry, we are talking about the President and Congress. They are not scoring any political points with this Act in place, but would certainly be blamed if we had another 9-11 type attack.  The law will change to be less invasive--in time.

 
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