Patriot Act for the Internet a Bad Idea

Patriot Act for the Internet a Bad Idea

There are 9 comments on the Wizbang story from Nov 17, 2011, titled Patriot Act for the Internet a Bad Idea. In it, Wizbang reports that:

When there is wide-spread unlawful behavior, there's a temptation for many to implement draconian measures.A Whether the threat is terrorism, or illegal immigration, or controlled substances, the suggested counters have often been too far reaching.A One has to be careful that the laws proposed are not more detrimental to society than the cure.

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Brandt Hardin

Memphis, TN

#1 Nov 21, 2011
Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the Patriot Act was adopted WITHOUT public approval or vote just weeks after the events of 9/11. Such an unconstitutional set of laws should be abolished seeing as they violate human rights and due process. A mere 3 criminal charges of terrorism a year attributed to this act, which is mainly used for no-knock raids leading to drug-related arrests without proper cause for search and seizure. The laws are simply a means to spy on our own citizens and to detain and torture dissidents without trial or a right to council. You can read much more about living in this Orwellian society of fear and see my visual response to these measures on my artistÂ’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/09/li...

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#2 Nov 21, 2011
Since when is trying to erode one's Constitutional protections patriotic? A real patriot will fight to preserve America's freedoms.
amit

Indore, India

#3 Nov 21, 2011
very good
USA

Mooresville, IN

#5 Nov 22, 2011
The Patriot Act is important to root out criminals! Why do you morons object if you are innocent?

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#6 Nov 22, 2011
USA wrote:
The Patriot Act is important to root out criminals! Why do you morons object if you are innocent?
Rolling back constitutional rights creates a slippery slope. If one right can be rolled back, what will prevent others from being eroded? The whole point is that expanded search rights could easily be misused beyond their original intent.
USA

Mooresville, IN

#7 Nov 22, 2011
flbadcatowner wrote:
<quoted text>Rolling back constitutional rights creates a slippery slope. If one right can be rolled back, what will prevent others from being eroded? The whole point is that expanded search rights could easily be misused beyond their original intent.
Far better to slide on a slope than to get blown to pieces in a terrorist attack.

“Get over yourself...”

Since: Jan 08

You're not that important

#8 Nov 22, 2011
USA wrote:
<quoted text> Far better to slide on a slope than to get blown to pieces in a terrorist attack.
So, you don't want to be able to live a life of liberty and in pursuit of happiness? I'd rather die fighting for freedom than live in bondage.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#9 Nov 22, 2011
USA wrote:
<quoted text> Far better to slide on a slope than to get blown to pieces in a terrorist attack.
Give me liberty or give me death!

“The "entitled" =communist.”

Since: May 10

MY MONEY, come take it.

#10 Nov 22, 2011
My machine is telling me that Wizbang is a bad site. Dont click on it....Now, USA, if you're scared, call a cop. Everyday that you live you take the chance of being blown away. The government is not going to change that regardless what they do. I would much rather have the chance of protecting myself without the government in my business.

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