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Bipartisanship Forms on Both Sides of PATRIOT Act Extension

Rand Paul has forced the Senate to draw sides and open debate on the PATRIOT Act, through aggressive and creative application of procedural rules. The weeks-long drama has exposed just how thoroughly the US Senate has slithered into the back room, passing more than 90% of the nation's business by unanimous consent, a once trivial procedural process, now used by leadership on both sides to prevent debate ever reaching the floor. A roar of support, and a deafening cheer of admiration and emotion has gone up in blogs and comment sections for the new Kentucky Senator, who is now being linked to the 4th amendment in the way the ACLU is tied to the 1st, says one reporter.


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...needs to tell Senator Diane Fienstien that the "U.S. court system" doesn't quite work out for Patriot Act cases the way she is leading us to believe.

Just ask Susan Lindauer,former CIA "Asset" Covering Iraq & Libya who got reamed by it... http://www.rense.com/general94/patriot.htm

Keep calling senators urging

Keep calling senators urging them to keep Reid to his promise of open debate!

Now that's bi-patisanship, Constitutional style.

There have been enough statists on both sides of the aisle, so it's nice to see it work in the reverse.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Step in the right direction

It was only 8 that voted against it, but yes it's a step in the right direction. Rand is really stepping up to lead resistance from the inside. I'm glad he made it there.