Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:40 PM
Fire Walk With Me (38,893 posts)
Petition to Repeal the USA Patriot Act in its entirety.
Linking to this extremely important story in Good Reads for appropriate exposure.
Posted by bananas
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Repeal the USA Patriot Act in its entirety.
The USA Patriot Act is in direct violation of the 4th, 5th, 6th & 14th Amendments to the Constitution, contained in the Bill of Rights. The powers included in the USA Patriot Act are explained in detail here: http://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/repeal-the-patriot-act/ .
The USA Patriot Act should therefore be repealed. (If deemed necessary, the Act may then be replaced in its entirety with an Act that conforms the Constitutional rights of US Citizens, whether natural born or naturalized, within or outside the borders of the USA.)
Upon repeal, all measures and activities of or by agencies in support of the USA Patriot Act should therefore be suspended immediately until such time as a fully Constitutional Bill be authorized and enacted by Congress and the President of the US.
Created: Jan 08, 2013
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement, Defense
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SIGNATURES NEEDED BY FEBRUARY 07, 2013 TO REACH GOAL OF 25,000 23,727
TOTAL SIGNATURES ON THIS PETITION 1,273
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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:45 PM
MineralMan (71,806 posts)
1. There's a huge problem with that petition.
The President can't repeal anything. He could support a repeal, but any repeal of that law would have to come from Congress. Why post a petition that has a fatal flaw in it?
A lack of understanding of how the United States government works is often evident in these White House petitions. That's too bad, because they're otherwise a great way to get the attention of the White House, at least to some degree.