Saturday, December 17, 2005

Irresponsible Democrats Filibuster Patriot Act

Members of the U.S. Senate like to call it "the world's greatest deliberative body". Yesterday, the senators made a mockery of that title as they permitted the Democrats to filibuster the extension of the Patriot Act. Without the extension, the act expires at the end of this month.

The Patriot was passed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to give us a greater intelligence capability to combat terrorists. The need has not lessened, but we seem to feel the need less as the memory of 9/11 fades while there are no further attacks.

The Senate Democrats are acting with extreme irresponsibility. Risking American lives for partisan purposes is not acceptable. Can this nation afford to trust Democrats on national security?


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