Patriot Act Alert: Act Tonight, Vote Imminent

Via the ACLU: please take action tonight as a vote on extending the Patriot Act may occur tomorrow.

Today the House voted to put the bill on the calendar.(It was defeated earlier this week in a vote requiring 2/3 approval. Now, a simple majority will do. Here's the bill.

Some news sites are reporting the vote won't be until next week. Either way, let your Congresspersons know how you feel tonight. Extending the Patriot Act won't makes us safer but it will make us less free.

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    And to THINK: it all began with a hoax in 2001 (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Yes2Truth on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 10:10:54 AM EST

    I'm certainly not referring to things which happened
    but can't be talked about here.

    I read (none / 0) (#1)
    by lentinel on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 06:41:34 AM EST
    that members aligned with the tea party voted against extending certain provisions of the patriot act.

    At the same time, the Obama administration is supporting a three year extension of all provisions.

    As Anne says, do we laugh or cry?

    That is correct re the Tea Party (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Feb 11, 2011 at 09:20:24 AM EST
    The Tea Party has Libertarians as well as Conservatives as well as Repubs and even 1 Social Liberal.


    Quite a spirited meeting over it.