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:: Thursday, May 19, 2005 ::

GOP Aides Say New Patriot Act Obliges Bush

"WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is working on a bill that would renew the Patriot Act and expand government powers in the name of fighting terrorism, letting the FBI subpoena records without permission from a judge or grand jury..."

Freedom is on the march... Anyone who accepts this 'Patriot Act' stuff is in dire need of a spine and maybe a hug. You can quiver, quake, and otherwise allow yourself to be 'terrorized' all you want, but don't impose it on me. That's freedom.

I've just had an idea. Why can't we designate a "security-free" zone, where we old-school freedom lovers who are willing to assume the inherent risks that accompany basic freedom can go live? The federal government will offer us no protection, we'll take care of it ourselves, or we will fail and the rest of the country can deride us for making a target of ourselves among the 'freedom-haters.'

Alright, so it's a terrible idea. Desperate measures as they say, but what the hell is going on here? What does something called the 'Patriot Act' have to do with FBI subpoenas, wiretapping, and searches? Is irony dead now too? Osama who? So many questions.

:: Damian B. 5/19/2005 [+] ::
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