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House Fails To Extend Patriot Act Spy Powers

February 8th, 2011 02:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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schwit1 writes “The House failed to extend three key expiring provisions of the Patriot Act on Tuesday, elements granting the government broad and nearly unchecked surveillance power on its own public. The failure of the bill, sponsored by Rep. James F. Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis), for the time being is likely to give airtime to competing measures in the Senate that would place limited checks on the act’s broad surveillance powers. The White House, meanwhile, said it wanted the expiring measures extended through 2013.”

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    It never had a place in our country. The government either already had the power entrusted to it before the “Patriot” Act under martial law or the power was stripped by the supreme court.

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