Thursday, June 16, 2005

Big Brother screen play

Thank God there is some sanity left in Congress:
Advocates of rewriting the USA Patriot Act are claiming momentum after the House, despite a White House veto threat, voted to restrict investigators from using the anti-terrorism law to peek at library records and bookstore sales slips.
The Patriot act has some key and valuable measures that allow for the various law enforcement agencies to work together seamlessly. But the administration went far beyond the scope of their needs by infringing on individual rights and constitutional protections. Maybe this current modification is a step towards common sense reform. Not the knee jerk type that was placed into law several years ago.

Time will tell!


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