Patriot Act powers may lapse at end of week!

Posted on May 24, 2011 by


Why are the 1st and 4th amendments

not as important as the 2nd amendment?

A combination of the Senate’s arcane rules and Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) insistence on voting on several controversial amendments may cause the Patriot Act to lapse at the end of the week.

The expiration of the law before the passage of an extension would create an upheaval in the law enforcement community which relies on its authority to track suspected terrorists.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday evening tabled a motion to proceed to an extension of the Patriot Act in a complicated maneuver to circumvent Paul.

The purpose of the maneuver was to save time in the face of Paul’s staunch resistance to an extension of the homeland security law, which expires at 12:01 am Friday.

The tactic will save time by denying Paul votes on several amendments he was pushing. It will also allow the Senate to vote on ending his filibuster on Thursday instead of Friday, according to Senate aides.

However, if Paul insists on using all 30 hours of post-cloture debate he is entitled to under Senate rules, he could force the Patriot Act to lapse for a day.

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And if you are for The Patriot Act let me leave you with these two thoughts from the LEFT.

The first is Keith Olberman talking about George Bush and THE PATRIOT ACT.

The Second is Rachel Maddow talking about Obama and THE PATRIOT ACT.

Take note, this is not about the presidents Bush and Obama.  These leftist are speaking the truth about the unconstitutional Patriot Act.

This may be a historical moment as it will be looked upon by scholars in the next millennium as one of the few times the left got something right.