In Patriot Act vote, Tea Party stands up for civil liberties

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February 14, 2011
The Boston Globe
by staff  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"It wasn't just an ideological oddity when 26 Republican House members, including seven Tea Party-backed freshmen, joined with 122 Democrats last week to defeat a bill extending three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act. The Tea Party makes much of protecting Americans’ constitutional rights from government intrusion, and that commitment demanded a vote against the bill. The votes of the Tea Party freshmen were decisive because the fast-tracked bill needed a two-thirds majority to pass." (02/14/11)  


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