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From: Matt Howes, National Internet Organizer, ACLU To: ACLU Action Network Members Date: February 3, 2004
Despite an unprecedented public relations offensive by Attorney General Ashcroft and a veto threat from the White House, Congress is moving toward revising the Patriot Act?s most dangerous provisions.
Buoyed by the groundswell of opposition -- more than 245 communities and 3 states have passed resolutions in opposition to the PATRIOT Act -- momentum is building for legislation that would correct PATRIOT Act provisions that allow for unwarranted investigations of personal records, authorize secret ?sneak and peek? searches and roll back judicial oversight.
This corrective legislation -- the SAFE Act -- would not repeal commonsense provisions in the PATRIOT Act, but would instead revise those provisions that infringe on our civil liberties without making us any safer. Yet even this modest bill drew the wrath of Attorney General Ashcroft who falsely said that it would, ?make it even more difficult to mount an effective anti-terror campaign than it was before the Patriot Act was passed."
Take Action! Tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Act so we can be both safe and free.
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Quote: silversoul7 said: Yet even this modest bill drew the wrath of Attorney General Ashcroft who falsely said that it would, ?make it even more difficult to mount an effective anti-terror campaign than it was before the Patriot Act was passed."
Ashcroft may be on to something...if revising makes it more difficult to launch anti-terror campaign, a compromise of removing it altogether should benefit everyone!
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