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Senator Feingold Filibusters the Patriot Act

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by OldRegular, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    Feingold Launches Another Filibuster Against Patriot Act

    WASHINGTON — In a case of legislative deja vu, Sen. Russell Feingold launched another lonely filibuster against the USA Patriot Act, saying protracted talks produced only a "fig leaf" to cover weaknesses that leave people vulnerable to government intrusion.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,184962,00.html

    A democrat who doesn't trust big government; is Feingold paranoid or an anachronism?
     
  2. The Galatian

    The Galatian New Member

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    He's a liberal who finally realized that big government is a weapon, and the weapon will not always be in the hands of decent people.

    The old liberal/conservative divisions are breaking down, and new ones are forming.
     
  3. OldRegular

    OldRegular Well-Known Member

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    Apparently he wised up? and does not plan to filibuster. Probably got lonesome!
     
  4. Scott J

    Scott J New Member

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    Really? Feingold is abandoning his claim that government should be able to run people's lives and confiscate their wealth? Can you provide a source for that?

    I suspect Feingold is just manifesting his own guilt. He assumes that Bush will do to liberals what he would do to conservatives if given the same or similar powers.
     
  5. Scott J

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    BTW, I am still not sure the Patrior Act is worth what we have to risk in freedom...
     
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