Friday, December 16, 2005

The Anti-Patriot Act Again Blocked

Most of the Democrats in the Senate, with the aid of a few Republicans, were able to block a motion to close debate. The vote was 52-47, so it is unlikely that the act will survive, unless compromise is reached on some key areas.

This act was driven by panic, is poorly written and guilty of unnecessary overreach in a number of areas. I am glad that 47 people had the courage to stand up for what is right.

To those who are screaming about this, the answer is simple, just fix the flaws, and they pass a reasonable version of this law.


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