Thursday, January 27, 2011

but but but what about the Patriot Act !?. Yes what about it ?

The PATRIOT ACT (originally called the Anti-Terrorism ACT of 2001)

Senate passed it 98-1
House passed it 357-66

President George W. Bush signed the bill October 2001

"we took the time to look at it, we took the time to read it, and we took time to remove those parts that were unconstitutional and those parts that would have actually hurt liberties of all Americans"- Senator Patrick Leahy(D) Vermont

"If there is one key word that underscores this bill, it is balance"- Senator Chuck Schumer(D) NY

renewed 2005

Senate passed it 89-10
House passed it 251-174

Most recently VOTED ON AND RENEWED 2010...

wait a minute ! How can this be? Didn't Obama get elected November 2008 ?

Why look up facts when you can get part of the story from movie stars and cable hosts ?


" The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the World. The best way to end that threat once and for all is with a new Iraqi government- a government ready to live in peace with its neighbors, a government that respects the rights of its people....
Heavy as they are, the costs of action must be weighed against the price of inaction. If Saddam defies the world and we fail to respond, we will face a far greater threat in the future. Saddam will strike again at his neighbors. He will make war on his own people. And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction. He will deploy them, and he will use them."

-President Bill Clinton. from the Oval office December 1998