Rep. Nugent Defends of PATRIOT Act Vote; 1787 Contributor John Baeza RespondsSubmitted by awyllie on Thu, 02/17/2011 - 10:52
By John Baeza
U.S. Representative Richard Nugent, a Republican representing Florida’s 5th District, responded to our request to comment on his “YES” vote to extend three key provisions of the PATRIOT Act this week. His response came in the form of an email, included below.
Retired detective, Constitutional scholar , and 1787 Network contributor John Baeza was gracious enough to respond. John’s responses are in bold.
NUGENT: Thank you for getting in touch with me about the PATRIOT Act. As our Founders made clear in the Preamble of the Constitution, providing for the common...