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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 12:56 PM
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16. "would have the same people screaming bloody murder" ... you know that how?
When the Patriot act was being passed, I told my Republican friends that it was a mistake. They said if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

I asked them if they realized that once passed, all of these powers would remain in effect regardless of who the next President was. I told them that when such powers are given to the government, they are rarely given back. And even if they are given back, it won't happen fast, it would be a VERY slow process, if it happened at all.

And so I asked them again, "are you comfortable with giving these powers to a President who you don't trust?" ... they said that would never happen ... they said "libs hate America, blah, blah, blah, and so a Dem won't be President".

Of course anyone who payed attention, and voted for Obama in 2008, already knew that he voted to extend the Patriot Act in 2006.

And they also know that, in 2008, he did not run on repealing it.

Maybe those facts should have helped those who are "outraged" in this thread to catch a clue. I supported in Obama in 2008 KNOWING his position on this.

Bottom line ... I never expected ANY Democratic President to attempt to repeal it, and that includes Obama, especially in a first term.

He has talked about the need to revise it, but again, I don't see that happening in a first term either. Not with the economy in the shape its in.
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