Sunday, March 7, 2010

Real Patriots Hate the Patriot Act

This man, Judge Andrew Napolitano, should be the Attorney General of the United States, or the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. Never gonna happen of course, not under a Democrat or a Republican President. The ruling establishment's (represented by both major political parties) top priority is to protect and expand its power, not protect the rights and privacy of the people.

Obama (President "Change") extends Bush's Orwellian named PATRIOT act, which includes the following provisions:

* The “roving wiretap” provision allows the FBI to obtain wiretaps from a secret intelligence court, known as the FISA court, without identifying the target or what method of communication is to be tapped.
* The “lone wolf” measure allows FISA court warrants for the electronic monitoring of a person for whatever reason — even without showing that the suspect is an agent of a foreign power or a terrorist. The government has said it has never invoked that provision, but the Obama administration said it wanted to retain the authority to do so.
* The “business records” provision allows FISA court warrants for any type of record, from banking to library to medical, without the government having to declare that the information sought is connected to a terrorism or espionage investigation.-Lawmakers Punt Patriot Act to Obama

...Congress voted to extend three provisions of the so-called U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T Act (aka Patriot Act) for another year.

You can see how your Representative voted here:

But if you do that you'll think we've sent you to the wrong link. You'll see that the title on the bill is "Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act."

You see, H.R. 3961 originally started with that title and subject, and it passed the House in November. Then, this past Wednesday, Majority Leader Harry Reid ripped the guts out of the bill and replaced it with the Patriot extensions. The Senate then passed that version of the bill and sent it back to the House, where it was approved Thursday night.

Now, you may be asking, where's the link to the Senate roll call vote?

Well, there isn't one. The bill passed by Unanimous Consent, which means a voice vote.-Civil Liberties: The strange things Congress did to extend the Patriot Act

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