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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Rep. John Sweeney & The Patriot Act

Congratulations to Republican Congressman John Sweeney from Clifton Park for voting against the renewal of the Patriot Act. Although his reason for voting against the Act was different than mine would be if I were a congressman, it was a legitimate one. Sweeney's concern is that not enough money is going to those areas most vulnerable to a terrorist attack; instead money is going everywhere, even to places unlikely to ever get hit by an attack. He makes a good point. Still, I wish he would say something about the tremendous power the act gives to police agencies, and its threat to civil liberties.

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