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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Patriot Acting

Sometimes the violations to civic dignity are so appalling and egregious that conservatives are even roused to the point of public comment. Two examples: 1) Bob Barr is angry, and 2) Fox News is reporting it:
WASHINGTON — A new provision tucked into the Patriot Act bill now before Congress would allow authorities to haul demonstrators at any "special event of national significance" away to jail on felony charges if they are caught breaching a security perimeter. . . . "It concerns me greatly," said Bob Barr, former U.S. prosecutor and Republican representative from Georgia. "It clearly raises serious concerns about First Amendment rights." . . . .

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