House Bill Could Completely Repeal the Patriot Act

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    This has bi-partisan support (read: drafted by a Blue and a Red). No doubt that this doesn't have a chance in hell of passing the House, let alone the Senate and become law, because the most of the people in Congress were the ones who drafted and voted on the Patriot Act when it was initially proposed.

    Either way, at least this does put a spotlight on it, as some of its provisions come up for renewal in June.

    http://thehill.com/policy/technology/236769-house-effort-would-completely-dismantle-patriot-act

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    It would be great if it passed, but I don't see that happening, and assuming it does I don't see it getting signed.
     
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    It should pass. But wait, what about terrorists? :eek:

    More people die in the US from high school sports than from terrorists....
     
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    We're heading into election season. Nothing of substance will pass.
     
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    The statists will never it pass, but people should get the word out on this bill. People need to know their 4A rights.
     
  7. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Interesting tidbit and point of view. We'll see how it all plays out.
     
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    Didn't Barry also vote for this american version of the Ermächtigungsgesetz?
    And slick Willy's woman, too?

    Didn't Barry still manage to get voted into office twice after doing such a thing?

    Seems to be, as if the average american voter really likes the idea of getting their rights and freedom taken away.
     
  10. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    To extend it, yes. As did nearly 80% of everyone else in Congress, Boehner, McCain, and McConnell included. Obama wasn't in Congress when originally proposed and passed.

    In fact, only 67 people voted no on this back in 2001.

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    Fear can make people do funny things.
     
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    Doesn't matter. Even it the House and Senate sent a bill to the president, Obama would veto it.
     
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    of course he would, I would post the maddow video regarding the NDAA but I think some have seen it already :p

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    well yeah, democrats only care about infringement of rights & war when its a republican at the helm.

    if a republican miraculously makes it to the WH in 2016, watch democrats magically grow their anti war back bone. sadly I don't see that happening.
     
  14. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This now appears to be picking up steam, with several companies, Apple included, weighing in on it.

    http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/26/nsa-apple-google/

    Full text of the letter is here (PDF).

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