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Senator vows to reform the PATRIOT Act

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By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 -- 10:37 pm

A Democratic senator from Oregon said Tuesday that Congress must use the three month extension of the PATRIOT Act to amend the legislation so that it does not violate American's civil liberties.

"Americans deserve laws that strike the best possible balance between fighting terrorism ferociously and protecting the rights and freedoms of law-abiding American citizens," Senator Ron Wyden, a senior member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said in a statement.

Congress passed a bill last week that extended three controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act until May 27.

The bill is expected to be signed into law by President Barack Obama in the coming days.

"The


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  • Just ELIMINATE the "Patriot Act"!

    Law enforcement has plenty laws ALREADY to protect us.


    We also need to ELIMINATE Political Correctness and call a WAR A WAR etc.

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  • The Patriot Act and the formation of the DHS is the greatest assault on American Freedoms ... ever.
    Can't believe that lying POS Obama want s to extend it.

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  • Cool beans, lets hope this happens just as fast as Neo-Cons are handling healthcare reform. Oh shit wait, tha'll be close to never.

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  • reforming or ending the patriot act won't fix anything. Saying he's going to dismantle the DHS and reform the FBI and CIA like they should have instead of plopping a whole new expensive department on them without fixing their existing problems, now that would get my hopes up.

    But it won't happen, now that they have the power to spy on anyone they want and do anything they want without due process, they're not going to just give it up.

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  • I agree with the end the PC crap. The more I think about what Americans have to go through to fly today just amazes me. Not a single American has blown up an airliner, but a bunch of Islamic nutjobs did, and continue to try to do so, so why is it we have to undergo an intrusive search before we board an aircraft...it's unreasonable in the truest sense.

    Stop the BS and search the right people.

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    • exactly who are the right people?

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    • Comprehension skills got you down...no worries, read it again, I'm pretty sure it's in the comment.

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    • i can comprehend your ignorance just fine. i was just wanting to see if you were able to see it for yourself. terrorist come in all races and colors.

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    • You are right. I know a group of environmental whackjobs that need to be on a list right now...lol. All races and colors...hehehe. That's funny. Cause we American's are really worried about the IRA, or any number of terrorist groups that we do not support. But only one of those is actively trying to do us harm. They happen to be of Middle Eastern decent, predominately Muslim, and they all hate America. I think it would be pretty easy to identify those individuals at an airport without having to More..

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    • you obviously spend alot of time on LL. tell me i'm not the only one ready timothy mcveigh like comments on here.

      doing things the right way means checking everyone, doing things the easy way means picking and choosing who you think is a terrorist just because they were born in a certain part of the world.

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  • I voted for the guy.
    It ain't a fix all but it's a start.

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  • ready = reading. sorry.

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