Saturday, February 27, 2010

Patriot Act extended

There was a little noise from some civil-libertarian-inclined Democrats about adding some privacy protections before renewing the obnoxious Patriot Act. But when the Obama administration called for renewal, they got in line and renewed it. Now that their party has executive-branch power they're no longer so concerned about excesses and abuses. I'm just sorry the Republicans haven't developed a qualm or two, but maybe at the congressional level they're still enchanted with executive power, surveillance and all the unnecessary excesses the Bushies brought in after 9/11.

Sad for both parties.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing patriotic about the Patriot Act.