the Patriot Act




View Poll Results :Do you support the Patriot Act?
Yes 5 45.45%
no 2 18.18%
only if changes are made 4 36.36%
Voters: 11. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
November 7th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: the Patriot Act


Here is the full text version of the Patriot Act.
http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html

Here is a decent independent analysis of the bill
http://slate.msn.com/id/2087984/#ContinueArticle

Do you support the Patriot Act?
November 7th, 2004  
USAOwnz
 
Not like I am going to do anything that would make them use the Patriot Act against me.
November 7th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
I will support it if changes are made. I did a quick scan of the full text version of the bill. THere is a lot in there about coordinating between government agencies.

The one thing I am totally against in that bill is the way the government can search your home and monitor your phones with ease. Some one called it the "sneak and peak" warrant. The Forefathers of the USA specifically addressed the issue in the Bill of Rights.

Amendment IV
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
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Boots
November 9th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
its an invasion of privacy and personal rights, but at the time of the bill's legislation, nobody really cared. The Patriot Act should be redifined.
November 9th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
I have nothing to hide, I personally do not care about such "civil rights". I choose living over the quality of living. Such "rights", In this world we live In, are a privledge.
November 9th, 2004  
SAINT
 
Hi pal.. glad you're back. Seems that you've gone away for a long time, right? 8)
November 9th, 2004  
Italian Guy
 
 
Three times has the US restricted cibil rights, and three times have they been restored as the emergency was over.