I am not normally a fan of any democrat. If Fiengold filibusters and gets a few others with him, I’ll cheer him on until this despicable act dies and gets buried. Andrew Cochran of the counter-terrorism blog disagrees.
Next up, the DMCA.
*UPDATE* The amount of disagreement with trashing the Patriot Act is quite distrubing. I am beginning to see some of the more conservative blogs on the internet supporting the assault on the Consititution that the Act entails.
The Captain supports the renewal of the act.
This law is not responsible for stopping terrorism. It IS responsible for trampling on our Constitutional rights. I have to break from the growing number of conservative bloggers here as I think they are very very wrong here. The laws to stop terrorism were already on the books. The gov’t just did not want to use them becuase the Constitution “gets in the way.” Unfortunatly I ma seeing ore and more conservatives buying the lie that Bush is a conservative.
LaShawn is upset over the possible defeat of the Partiot act as well.
Powerline still says the Patriot Act is respondible for no terrorist attacks. The Partriot Act is also resonsible for more Constitutional rights erosion in one fell swoop than i have seen in quite some time. The Dems are actually perfectly responsible for killing this act. It is irresponsible of the repubs and other conservative bloggers to simply tow the party line without taken an objective look at what the Act truly entails. The NSA thing i am not concerning myself with at this time other than to say I agree with Vox Day. Not neccessarily for the NSA thing but for the blatant disregard for our nation’s safety and flautning of or nation’s immigraiton laws.
Dennis Lormel at the Counter-terrorism blog continues the drumbeat that killing hte Patriot Act euals a victory for terrorists. However what the growing list of fellow conservative bloggers understand is that giving up liberties for security equals a victory for terrorists AND those who wish to destroy us from the inside(aka leftists). The following quote is one i hear over and over again:
Are they on the verge of handing terrorism a victory? That may well be the case, should the Senate allow provisions of the PATRIOT Act to expire on December 31, 2005, as it appears they will. I find it absolutely appalling that the Senate cannot reach agreement to extend the PATRIOT Act. A group of Senators purport concern for civil liberties as justification. In reality, what they are stating is they do not trust law enforcement to exercise their sworn responsibility to ensure protection of civil liberties, while discharging their duties to protect innocent citizens from terrorism.
Of course I don’t trust law enforcement and the government. It is the governmnet via judges and legislature that has allowed many laws on the books that violate the very tenants of the Constitution this country was founded upon. The big fault lies with the electorate not wanting to be involved. Due to the general electorate’s laziness this drumbeat will only get louder and will become loud enough to be believable because of so few wishing to challenege those who wish to turn this form a Constitutional Republic into a totalitarian state.
The drumbeat continues. Powerline continues to try to justify more Gov’t actions..this time about the President not waiting for thei own secret court to approve warrants. I quote, Byron York explains why President Bush approved wiretaps without waiting for the FISA court to approve them. He notes that “when the president made his decision, there was widespread, bipartisan frustration with the slowness and inefficiency of the bureaucracy involved in seeking warrants from the special intelligence court.”
While this delves into the NSA wiretapping issue it also shows why more and more folks do not trust the gov’t at all. Things like the Patriot Act among others only hurts this administration’s cause. After all, if the excutive is not willing to “wait” for its own secret rubber-stamping court then who’s going to believe it will simply stay within the ever-expanding bounds the Patriot Act and others continuously give it?
Vox Day nails this totally.
I am not going to keep posting updates here. The number of posts justifying this from conservative bloggers has gotten to be too much.
Powerline, The Counter-Terrorism Blog, Michelle Malkin, The Captain’s Quarters are all going nuts trying to justify this garbage.