Thursday, June 09, 2005

Bill of Rights R.I.P. --- 1787-2005

Bush Implores Congress To Make Patriot Act Permanent

While addressing 150 officers at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy in Columbus, President Bush challenged Congress to renew the Patriot Act long before 16 of its provisions expire.

"The president claims that the Patriot Act 'closed dangerous gaps in America's law enforcement and intelligence capabilities. Congress needs to renew them all and, this time, Congress needs to make the provisions permanent,' Bush said. "
June 9th, 2005.

There is a story, often told, that upon exiting the Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of government the delegates had created. His answer was: "A republic, if you can keep it." 1787.

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