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Stop the PATRIOT Act!

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As many of you already know, the PATRIOT Act is up for permanent reauthorization - yes, all but a few sections will be permanent if it passes.

Only through immense public pressure will Congress let sunset sections expire at the end of 2005.

Please join us in petitioning Congressional representatives to say NO to Patriot Act reauthorization!

Find more info at the following link:

Just a reminder 09.Dec.2005 18:34


When we refer to this Act of Congress, it would be best if we all called it by its true name: the U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act or "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism" Act.

Let's not play into the hands of pro-U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act promoters. As we know, this Act has nothing at all to do with patriotism.

So while the above titles are cumbersome to say and to write, they nevertheless officially describe this Act.

How about UPA? 09.Dec.2005 19:43


Easy, short, and not at all Patriot--the Bill of Rights Defense Committees' name pick for this execreble piece of legislation.

'It's only (another) piece of paper. 10.Dec.2005 08:29


...Quit throwing it in my face.'

(Think that would work as a legal defense?)

Anyway, your petition link is not working. Please check.

'It's only some bits of electrons...'

What's in a name? 10.Dec.2005 10:13


The only problem with using "UPA" is that the general public probably won't know what you are referring to. By using U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, they will know -- and they may be curious about what the letters actually stand for.

USAPATRIOT Act is quite a mouthful 10.Dec.2005 22:41


let's give it a go: "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism".

Now, you gotta hand it to the folks at the slogan section in the department of Truth. Wonder how long they sat on this one?