Sports and my thoughts

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Thoughts: Question for everyone

If the Patriots is such a horrible and disgusting thing that CAN NOT be made permanent. If you really and truly believe that, how can you vote to extend it for 6 months?
The terror-fighting USA Patriot Act may have a new lease on life. The GOP-controlled Senate on Wednesday approved a six-month extension of the USA Patriot Act to keep the anti-terror law from expiring on Dec. 31. President Bush gave it his grudging blessing.

The Republican-controlled House is now expected to come back and consider the legislation keeping the 16 provisions of the law passed after the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington from expiring.

Republican leaders and Bush wanted to make most of the law permanent, but were stymied by a filibuster in the Senate and had to resort to a six-month extension.

"This will allow more time to finally agree on a bill that protects our rights and freedoms while preserving important tools for fighting terrorism," said Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who was the only senator to vote against the original Patriot Act in 2001.

That is all I want to know, if it is good enough to be extended 6 months, it must be good enough to be made permanent. Hypocrisy in the legislature...What's new?


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