Thursday, February 23, 2006

 

Congress Moves U.S. Closer to Police State

Found this via Instapundit:
Making a Meth of the PATRIOT Act
Legislative mission creep will turn runny noses and lobster fishing into terrorist acts
I may not reach anyone that Instapundit does not but this is important. I have opposed the Patriot Act although this is the first time I've blogged about it. I'm certain we can fight terrorism with the laws and tools we already had.

One of the primary motivations for people to run for public office is to be in a position of power. People are motivated by many things: love, money, recognition, sex, power, etc. I maintain that the most dangerous people are those motivated by power. There is only one way to demonstrate power and that is to control others. This is why the founders introduced so many checks and balances into our Constitution, to control the power mongers.

We have plenty of laws and legal tools to use in the fight against drugs also. The War on Drugs has been a fiasco. The only things to be accomplished by the amendments to the Patriot Act is to further rob of our rights and greater intrusion into our lives.

Comments:
100% agreement on this from the left.

You know, I knew we'd get to this point a few years ago when I heard (thankfully) ex-Governor Gray Davis of California calling wildfires 'terrorism.'

Yes, those fires were awful but no, they weren't 'terrorism.' They were 'arson,' which was already a pretty serious crime.

Yes, meth is awful (I've lost at least one good buddy to that particular garbage), but no, its not 'terrorism.'

The cheapest, easiest and most effective way to combat meth: raise your kids right.
 
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