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U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act - It's A Good Thing

"Be grateful for your worthy adversaries."
-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

In case you didn't know, U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act is an acronym. It stands for

Uniting (and)
Strengthening
America (by)

Providing
Appropriate
Tools
Required (to)
Intercept (and)
Obstruct
Terrorism

Act of 2001.

Now we could argue all day about the second part - Appropriate? Probably not. Required? Hardly. Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism? Only by taking credit for hundreds of attacks that didn't occur and chalking up the ones that did occur (Sandy Hook, Aurora, Boston) in spite of the legislation as statistical deviation or some other excuse.

"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn." Isaiah 54:17

But the first part - Uniting (and) Strengthening America - I say they got that part right. Boy did they ever get that right. I can't remember any other issue that has united Americans as much as the idea that their private conversations and communications are being monitored - pundits on the left hate it, pundits on the right hate it. Libertarians, anarchists, and communists hate it. This hatred has united us!

Strengthening America - how could it not? The country was founded on mistrust of government. That healthy sense of mistrust is back and may be stronger than ever. Our resolve has been strengthened. Our nation has been strengthened. And we grow stronger with each new revelation of these abuses of power.

"It's a good thing.
-Martha Stewart

The U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act of 2001 is the wake-up call our country desperately needed, the abuses it legitamized are the proverial straws that will finally break the back of our oppressors and lead to a restoration of the Republic.

And that's a good thing.




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Still a good thing...

and getting better...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

New Gallup Poll: Americans DISapprove of Government Surveillance

Related: New Gallup Poll: Americans DISapprove of Government Surveillance Programs

http://www.dailypaul.com/288796/new-gallup-poll-americans-di...
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I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

It's only a good thing if

It's only a good thing if Congress uses the PATRIOT Act to prosecute the real terrorists inside of our own government, who have used violence and intimidation for political reasons.

Terrorism: the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.

Does the IRS ring a bell or two?

Certain agencies and many elements within the US government have engaged in unconstitutional, terrorist activities against US citizens.

The PATRIOT Act could very well be a double edged sword, and we've only seen the dull side.

Is what's been happening lately what the PATRIOT Act was really intended for?

I'm trying to keep positive...

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

whatever happens...

The dam is breaking...

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg

Yes...and the hershey squirts

are a good thing too if you are an underwear salesman.

deacon's picture

say what they will

it is still an act created to stifle dissent from the patriots
and they will use every tool they created to stop us from speaking out against the fraud known as,and coming from, the fed gov
deacon

setting your expectations to high,can cause depression

They've got the tiger by the tail...

may be the apropos syllogism....

I saw the best minds of my generation, destroyed by pandas starving hysterical naked

-Allen Ginsberg