Patriot Act Renewal (II)?

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  1. davidmc

    davidmc New Member

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    Patriot Act up for renewal :eek: There goes the Constitution :mad: (Bill of Rights) Great going Repub's.
     
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  2. Weisse Luft

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    Must not have seen AG Gonzales on CSPAN. No bookstore or library records have been suponeaed nor have any firearms pruchases been used IAW Patriot Act.

    Lay off the bong and the paranoria will eventually subside.
     
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    That's not a justification for the presence of those provisions, nor will it be a suitable explanation in the event they're used in a manner not intended by the anti-terrorism establishment.
     
  4. davidmc

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    I heard him & he also stated that there was a complaint made to a senator about abuses. You give your civil rights away so freely. Whats it called again :confused: - oh yeah- Fascism. All fun aside, just because a political apointee makes a statement does not make it "gospel" :rolleyes: unless; of course, you happen to be a Republican. :)
     
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    President Lincoln, another Republican, suspended writ of habeus corpus during the War Between the States. This was a far greater trampling of civil liberties than the whole of the Patriot Act. We survived just fine.
     
  6. davidmc

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    I've heard this one before. He was a "Whig" party member first & only became a Republican for convenience, at that time. The Republican party had only been @ for what, a year? As long as we are on the topic, The Republican party is FAR from where it used to be on social issues :mad: . I have read two biographies on Lincoln, thats how I know these things. Now all they want to do is tell someone to pull themselves up their "boot-straps" or more likely they just throw them a bible. Am I to infer that you are comparing Lincoln (who wrote his own speeches; some of the best ever written by ANY President) to Bush :confused: Incidentally, Lincoln was assassinated so, am I to infer... :confused:
     
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    I saw a cartoon in the courier journal yesterday. It showed Dick & George driving a steam roller, & they had run over & trampled sings that said "the constitution, civil liberties, the environment" and a few other thing, & on the back of the steam roller there was a bumper sticker that read: How’s my driving? Call 1800 &*#$ OFF! I will try to post it if I can find the picture. It’s clever!
     
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    You've got to have a better defense for the nastier parts of the PA than "it could be worse," which is what you've said in two ways now.
     
  9. davidmc

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    Weisse, it would seem, will agree w/ whatever Hastert, DeLay & Cheney decide. What'd they do Weisse, promise you tickets to an NRA convention in exchange for your silence/acquiescence IRT-civil liberties. :confused:
     
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    Here's a good three !!!
     
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    one more for good measure :D
     
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    Right! And you certainly are taking his word for it aren't you. After all it's not like anyone in the Federal Government has ever lied to the American people before......"I did not have sex with that women", "there is no American presence in Cambodia".

    I'm a registered Republican, but I've got my doubts, and I'm sure keeping my eyes open on this one.
     
  13. Colorado Ryder

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    Weiss saying 'it could be worse' is kind of like you and MC saying it could happen. Which is what you've said several ways now.
     
  14. zapper

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    Those two are left handed...its to be expected!
     
  15. Colorado Ryder

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    Now. Now. Don't be using any labels. Only those from the 'other side' are allowed to use labels. When we use labels we're mean-spirited. When they use labels then of course its in context of the discussion.
     
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    Uh, yeah. Exactly. "It could happen." Thanks for reinforcing the theory.
     
  17. lokstah

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    Are we bitter?
     
  18. Colorado Ryder

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    No. Just amused. I'm not the one that gets flustered by other opinions. Unlike some I can handle differing opinions.
     
  19. Colorado Ryder

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    Thats right. Its just a THEORY. maybe a conspiracy theory?
     
  20. lokstah

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    We're not talking about physics, we're talking about law. If the Patriot Act is broadly powered enough to permit serious civil liberties abuses, it's a valid issue.
     
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