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Friday, March 10, 2006
It's stunts like this that make me not trust a word that comes from any politician:
The next time someone complains about a politician who voted against the PATRIOT Act renewal... remember stuff like this. It wasn't simply giving the tools law enforcement needs to fight terrorism. It was also about sneaking in little pet projects that nobody thought they could pass on their own merits. Of course, in Wisconsin we have our own similar law, but now every other state has to deal with it too.
Oh, but it gets better. Because the PATRIOT Act renewal also increases law enforcement's ability to authorize wire taps... in anti-trust cases:
No Congressman or Senator is allowed to claim that the PATRIOT Act was just about fighting terrorism. It's a nice little trick they get to play isn't it? They can shout from the roof tops about how they're trying to protect you from a terrorist attack. Then when you're not looking, they'll sneak something dirty in there too. And the best part is, if anyone dares to say anything about it, they can mock you for being "soft on terrorism". Convenient... isn't it?
Both links via The Agitator.
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