You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #6: Read this speech from Iowa caucus period, you will feel better [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-09-04 08:53 AM
Response to Reply #4
6. Read this speech from Iowa caucus period, you will feel better
Ending the Era of John Ashcroft
Senator Kerry, Ames Iowa


Much of what is in Patriot Act are good ideas. The Act increased penalties for terrorists, limited the statute of limitations for terrorist crimes, and allowed for greater prosecution of overseas acts against America. I fought to include important money laundering restrictions to clamp down on the cash flowing to terrorist enterprises. I had been pushing for these ideas since the late nineties - and after September 11th they were more important than ever.

I voted for the Patriot Act right after September 11th - convinced that - with a sunset clause - it was the right decision to make. It clearly wasn't a perfect bill - and it had a number of flaws - but this wasn't the time to haggle. It was the time to act.

But George Bush and John Ashcroft abused the spirit of national action after the terrorist attacks. They have used the Patriot Act in ways that were never intended and for reasons that have nothing to do with terrorism. That's why, as President, I will propose new anti-terrorism laws that advance the War on Terror while ending the assault on our basic rights.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -During the Debate, Kerry Said He Supported the Patriot Act CO Liberal  Oct-09-04 06:58 AM   #0 
  - I think what Kerry said was that there were parts of the act  liberalnproud   Oct-09-04 07:00 AM   #1 
  - Many of the anti-terrorism provisions of the patriot act...  w13rd0   Oct-09-04 07:04 AM   #2 
  - Here is his statement about the Patriot Act  clydefrand   Oct-09-04 07:07 AM   #3 
  - I was disappointed as well but  Francesca   Oct-09-04 07:08 AM   #4 
  - Read this speech from Iowa caucus period, you will feel better  emulatorloo   Oct-09-04 08:53 AM   #6 
     - Thank you your right  Francesca   Oct-09-04 09:37 AM   #14 
  - I think that people are fed up with abuses of the PATRIOT Act  sbj405   Oct-09-04 07:16 AM   #5 
  - Please see my post 6 - great Kerry speech explaining it  emulatorloo   Oct-09-04 08:55 AM   #7 
  - I wasn't  HypnoToad   Oct-09-04 08:58 AM   #8 
  - he said "it needs to be fixed"  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-09-04 09:01 AM   #9 
  - He has to say that. He voted for it. But I'm sure he didn't read it.  TexasSissy   Oct-09-04 09:02 AM   #10 
  - I thought Kerry gave an excellent answer on that  secular_warrior   Oct-09-04 09:07 AM   #11 
  - He does not support it as it is written. He pointed out that too much of  bushisanidiot   Oct-09-04 09:08 AM   #12 
  - Wouldn't it be great if they taught  buddyhollysghost   Oct-09-04 09:26 AM   #13 
     - You're right. AWOL governs by a "one size fits all" policy on everything.  bushisanidiot   Oct-09-04 10:11 AM   #15 
  - He said intrusive parts that effect our rights need fixing.  blm   Oct-09-04 10:14 AM   #16 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC