Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Patriot Act and the Courage of Convictions

Late last night, the US Senate voted to extend the current Patirot Act for 6 months. That the minority of Senators who threatened a filibuster could and would permit an extension of any kind, in light of the alleged infringment on civil-liberties, deomonstates that they are not interested in civil-liberties as much as making ink for themselves.

If the Patriot Act is so bad, or as deeply flawed as the ACLU contends, why didn't theose Senators stand firm and let it expire?

Perhaps they lack the courage of their convictions.



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