Don’t renew Patriot Act

posted by
February 14, 2011
The Orange County Register
by staff  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary, PND Commentary

"The USA Patriot Act, passed in the panicky days after 9/11, in our view always cost too much in Americans' liberty for the promise of increased security that some believed it offered. Which is why the House of Representatives was right for voting Feb. 8 against renewing the Act, with its restrictions on our civil liberties. The vote to extend the law was taken under special fast-track rules and fell seven votes short of winning the required two-thirds approval. A second vote, requiring only a majority, is likely soon, and the law almost certainly will pass, unfortunately." (02/11/11)  


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