Repeal the Patriot Act
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Repeal the Patriot Act

    1. Patti Jo Edwards
    2. Petition by

      Patti Jo Edwards

      Grants Pass, OR

It goes against the Constitution of the United States.

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    1. Patriot Act Not Repealed? Extended.

      Patti Jo Edwards
      Petition Organizer

      The USA PATRIOT Act (commonly known as the "Patriot Act") is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.

      On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act:[2] roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the "library records provision"), and conducting surveillance of "lone wolves" — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. The NDAA is an extension of the Patriot Act.

      Patti Jo Edwards
      Petition Organizer

      When the Patriot Act is repealed the NDAA will be no more.

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Tasha Allen MONT ALTO, PA
      • over 2 years ago
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    • Matt Morris KNOXVILLE, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      In short, watch 'Revenge of the Sith'...I think that's simple enough for even a republican to understand. Nerdy analogy so maybe republicans won't get it.

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    • Dan Wayment BURLEY, ID
      • over 2 years ago

      This Act flies in the face of the Bi9ll of Rights.

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    • Stacey Moore HICKORY, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      The 'Patriot' Act and the NDAA are in direct violation of our Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.

      Manufacturing the appearance of safety to our citizens and residents is not nearly a good enough reason to violate the basic tenets of our republic and turn the United States into a police state.

      I am terrified by the thought that my government could consider me, a United States citizen, a threat to national security on the basis that I speak out against a government act. Should that happen, the NDAA and the 'Patriot' Act give the government the 'legal' means to incarcerate me indefinitely, without charges and with no legal representation. It calls to mind jackbooted thugs bearing billy-clubs in the night, and entire families disappearing without a trace, borne away to work camps or worse.

      Our forefathers had the right idea, no one should ever be afraid of his or her government.

      "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

      Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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    • Anita Duvall BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • almost 3 years ago

      Things have gotten so far out of balance. Justice in the U.S.A. seems evermore a distant dream. How can The People have trust or respect for our leaders, who seem to have barely any regard for our common good, or for our futures?

      “"First they came…" is a famous statement attributed to pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows:

      First they came for the communists,

      and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

      Then they came for the trade unionists,

      and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews,

      and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

      Then they came for me

      and there was no one left to speak out for me.

      Martin Niemöller was a German pastor and theologian born in Lippstadt, Germany, in 1892. Niemöller was an anti-Communist and supported Hitler's rise to power at first. But when Hitler insisted on the supremacy of the state over religion, Niemöller became disillusioned. He became the leader of a group of German clergymen opposed to Hitler... His statement, sometimes presented as a poem, is well-known, frequently quoted, and is a popular model for describing the dangers of political apathy, as it often begins with specific and targeted fear and hatred which soon escalates out of control.”

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