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  •  Dude - you MUST be kidding... (17+ / 0-)

    I honestly think the Democrats are doing the best they can

    Do you really believe that the best thing the Democratic leadership of the Senate could come up with was to pass the EXACT text that the White House was "demanding" to tear down the 4th Amendment, but with "just" a 6-month sunset clause?  And do so in a rushed-session with virtually no interaction with the public?

    This was abject failure of the legislative branch, and particularly the Senate as the more deliberative body of the Congress.  Harry Reid and the rest of the Democratic members of the Senate FAILED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on Friday and then high-tailed it out of town.  Pathetic!

    And, as several have already pointed out, there's a serious calcification tendency to temporary legislation in the US Congress.  Witness the Patriot Act as "exhibit A".

    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." --Thomas Jefferson

    by frisco on Sun Aug 05, 2007 at 11:33:43 AM PDT

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