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June 10, 2005

REMEMBER: THERE ARE NO REPORTED ABUSES OF THE PATRIOT ACT!

Remember and repeat after me:

THERE ARE NO REPORTED ABUSES OF THE PATRIOT ACT!

THERE ARE NO REPORTED ABUSES OF THE PATRIOT ACT!

THERE ARE NO REPORTED ABUSES OF THE PATRIOT ACT!

According to W:

With an eye toward wavering members of Congress, Bush invoked the name and reputation of Feinstein, a Democratic centrist.

"One senator, Dianne Feinstein of California, has worked with civil rights groups to monitor my administration's use of the Patriot Act. Here's what she said: 'We've scrubbed the area, and I have no reported abuses.'

"Remember that the next time you hear someone make an unfair criticism of this important, good law. The Patriot Act has not diminished American liberties; the Patriot Act has helped to defend American liberties,'' the president said.
AND, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY REPORTED ABUSES OF THE PATRIOT ACT:

GOP House Judiciary Chair Uses Pinochet Tactics to Abruptly and Unilaterally Shut Down Hearing Into Abuses of the (Un)Patriot Act, Because He Was Afraid the Truth Would Come Out. America: "IT" is Happening Here. Democracy is Being Dismantled by GOP Thugs.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

This morning, House Judiciary Chairman James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI) unilaterally and arbitrarily shut down committee hearings on the reauthorization of the Patriot Act without comment or issuing a statement. Sensenbrenner gaveled the committee hearings in the middle of witnesses testifying about human and civil rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay, racial profiling of individuals of Middle Eastern descent, prolonged detentions of Americans after September 11th and other abuses.

The suppression of free speech and testimony in the congressional committee in charge of protecting our civil liberties shows the Republican’s power grab has no limits and no decency. The irony was not lost on anyone.

MORE HERE INCLUDING VIDEO
According to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, speaking on the The Randi Rhodes Show (right now), Sensenbrenner not only had microphones shut off but also had the court reporter stop typing. How low can they go?

3 comments:

djhlights said...
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Kevin Ballie said...

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Andrew L said...

I posted a follow-up to this on Freedom's Gate. Here's the permalink.