And the Patriot Act Continues

Posted by admin | Uncategorized | Wednesday 16 September 2009 7:59 pm

patriotactTo the delight of George Bush (assumed by me), Obama continues the dubious new tradition of needlessly infringing upon the civil rights of anyone the government feels like pestering.

In an article by the AP written by Devlin Barrett: “Lawmakers and civil rights groups had been pressing the Democratic administration to say whether it wants to preserve the post-Sept. 11 law’s authority to access business records, as well as monitor so-called “lone wolf” terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps.

The provision on business records was long criticized by rights groups as giving the government access to citizens’ library records, and a coalition of liberal and conservative groups complained that the Patriot Act gives the government too much authority to snoop into Americans’ private lives.“
And Gitmo remains open. I am beginning to wonder what Obama was talking about when he was campaigning.

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