Friday, December 23, 2005

Patriot Act Extension Is Reduced To a Month

The fight for the U.S Patriot continues. Last week opponents won a major victory when the Senate refused to reauthorize major portions of the USA Patriot Act which expires December 31, 2005. Earlier this week the U.S Senate voted to extend the Patriot Act for 6 months this particular Senate approval came from a voice vote and if you have ever watch C-Span we know how these Republicans do voice votes.

But House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. of Wisconsin absolutely refused to go along with this bull pucky agreement.
"The fact is that a six-month extension, in my opinion, would have simply allowed the Senate to duck the issue until the last week in June," said Sensenbrenner, who had largely prevailed in negotiations with the Senate on a new version of the anti-terrorism law, only to see the compromise blocked by a Senate filibuster. "Now they came pretty close to wrecking everybody's Christmas. I didn't want to put the entire Congress in the position of them wrecking everybody's Independence Day."
I am so glad that people are finally waking up because the U.S. Patriot Act is Crap.

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