Friday, December 16, 2005

Die Patriot Act, Die!

While Bush (among others) has lobbied relentlessly to make the expiring USA Patriot Act a permanent statute, today the Senate stalled the attempt by not allowing it to pass.

No doubt there will be some political wrangling in the next couple of weeks and likely another vote, but if a deal isn't reached, the 16 Patriot Act provisions will expire on the 31st of December.

The death of the Patriot Act will allow for the development of a more rational and practical law, one not built, passed and enacted in fear. The american people would do well to consider that rights and liberties given up so easily are the hardest to reclaim - especially when they are lost to the increasing powers of government.

The Patriot Act should never be allowed to become permanent. Bring on Dec 31.


iBrett said...

A wonderful little graphic - though I believe the quote is "you shall not pass!" :)

Allie said...

Well looke at Brett - quoting Lord of the Rings so confidently!

You've come a long way baby! You should be proud!