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  •  Huh? (none)
    Edwards sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee. It was his job to participate in the writing of the Patriot Act. It is not meaningful to criticize Edwards for either his vote or the fact of his participation in the act.

    Do you actually believe the stuff you write?  It certainly is meaningful to hold Edwards accountable for his votes.  

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    by johnny rotten on Tue Feb 03, 2004 at 06:32:38 PM PST

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    •  Do you know what Committee means? (none)
      It means he was hired by the United States Government to be an expert in matters related to the jurisdiction of that committee.  It was his job to debate the contents of the Act.  People outside the committee primarily contribute by voting on the Act.  Committee members are much more active in the construction.  Hence we can speak about specific clauses, such as the sunset clause, which is the only thing standing between infinity and next year's termination of the most intrusive aspects of the Act.

      Can you read? Or comprehend?

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