The Freeman's Burden:

To defend the principles of human liberty; to educate; to be vigilant against the ever expanding power of the state.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

"Anti-" Patriot Act under scrutiny

Posted by Hello

Ask yourself, "How often has government sought broad, easily abused powers while assuring us that it would always be responsible with them. Social Security will be voluntary, the Department of Education will not become a national school board, we just want to threaten Saddam, etc, etc, etc. Meanwhile, the state consolidates power, becomes more ambitious and discovers all of the tools at its disposal to enforce a particular rulers brand of "civil" society. Enter Patriot Act II. Under provisions of the new act, the Stasi-like tactics of breaking into people's homes, wire tapping, monitoring financial records and even surveiling friends and families would be expanded to allow all these activities without even the simple check of requiring a judge's order that are now in place. Imagine how this authority could be abused in the future, under different circumstances, by different men claiming to be acting in the best interest of the nation. The Fourth Amendment reads:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (Bold mine)

This act is a clear violation of the letter and intent of our Constitution. The sponsor of this act is Pat Robertson, a Republican. I urge everyone to e-mail him and express your outrage and concerns by clicking here.

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Blogger x said...

I totally agree with that. I am against the patriot act and I'm wondering if I could use your police state picture on my blog

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