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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 09:42 PM
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John Conyers: Flawed Patriot Deal
Flawed Patriot Deal

Based on what I have seen (see NYT story), I cannot support the flawed Patriot deal reached by the Senate GOP and the Administration. It is amazing to me that at a time when the Administration has been caught secretly spying on the American people, meaningful judicial review and standards are missing from this bill.

The new deal will still allow the government to: (i) issue secret intelligence orders for any tangible thing, including library or medical records, if the government can show only "relevance" to terrorism -- the target does not have to be suspected of any wrongdoing; (ii) permanently gag Americans even after they have turned over their most personal information; (iii) search private homes and not give notice to the resident for a month, or even longer - all for the convenience of law enforcement; and (iv) collect and keep personal data in databases indefinitely, including library, financial and medical records. In short, it still places our rights and liberties in jeopardy.

As is usual, the deal was reached without any Democratic input. While it appears some Democratic Senators may support it, that does not make the process or the end result any better.


http://www.conyersblog.us/default.htm
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 09:43 PM
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1. We've got to do something to stop this BS!
I'm tired of criminals dictating the rules and laws of MY country.

Peace.
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GetTheRightVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-06 09:44 PM
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2. This so sucks, I am sick of the Gop beating up on us, citizens !!
:kick:
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