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permanent powers

2006-01-04 17:14:12.955311+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Bush pushes for permanent powers:

Bush, his voice rising in apparent irritation, said lawmakers must act on a permanent renewal of the law that expanded the government's surveillance and prosecutorial powers against terrorism suspects, their associates and financiers. Noting the Patriot Act was overwhelmingly approved not long after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, he said political considerations now were getting in the way.

"political concerns" like... oh, say, "basic civil liberties" and "reasonable constraints on government powers".

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-01-04 18:26:01.526528+00 by: mvandewettering

"So this is how liberty dies -- to thunderous applause."

Sen. Amidala