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babsbunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:36 PM
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Senators’ Patriot Act ‘fixes’ would eliminate telecom immunity
http://rawstory.com/08/news/2009/09/17/senators-patriot... /

Senators’ Patriot Act ‘fixes’ would eliminate telecom immunity

By Raw Story

Published: September 17, 2009
Updated -540 second ago

In advance of an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on renewing the USA Patriot Act, a group of U.S. Senators have proposed a series of “fixes” to the controversial Bush administration legislation which they say will help better safeguard Americans’ rights.

The “Judicious Use of Surveillance Tools In Counterterrorism Efforts” (JUSTICE) Act was proposed by Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Daniel Akaka (D-HI) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:38 PM
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1. Believe it when I see it.
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:42 PM
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2. +1
It would sure be nice to see the elected representatives in Congress do something because it's the right thing to do for a change. Not because they get campaign donations, not because it's the easiest thing to do, but because it's the right thing to do for the people who trusted them with their votes.

Pathetic that there are very, very few who fit this description.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:55 PM
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I'm not even sure if most in DC actually know what the right thing is -- not just in specific cases, but generally. I'm not sure they know who they work for or what they should accomplish.
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:14 PM
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4. Has the statute of limitations run out?
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:17 PM
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5. ^5
:kick:
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winyanstaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:24 PM
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6. The Patriot Act is Unconstitutional and so are the laws giving immunity...
We need to uphold the Constitution dang it! Not try to patch the laws that broke it!! sheesh
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williesgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:09 PM
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7. Get those phones, emails and letters ready NOW. We;ll need them! rec'd
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