Patriot Act renewal fails in Senate

This is definitely good news. Its interesting how the Bush Administration can't be bothered to investigate the worst terrorist attack on American soil in history, and at the same time will fight this hard for laws that impact American civil liberties.

Why is it so important to infringe on the rights of tax paying Americans, and so unimportant to fully investigate the supposed terrorists that orchestrated 9/11?

Read on, there are so many good quotes in this article, I can't highlight them all:

But without an extension, 16 provisions could expire at the end of the year.
The Bush administration had lobbied intensely for making the provisions permanent. Top officials, including Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, had called lawmakers in hopes of swaying them to the administration's position.
The New York Times reported Friday that Bush, months after the September 11 attacks, "secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on Americans and others inside the United States to search for evidence of terrorist activity without the court-approved warrants ordinarily required for domestic spying, according to government officials."
During Friday's session, senators held up copies of the New York Times report as a sign that the government could not be trusted with all the broad powers laid out in the Patriot Act.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, said he had been unsure the night before how he would vote. "Today's revelation that the government listened in on thousands of phone conversations without getting a warrant is shocking and has greatly influenced my vote," he said. "Today's revelation makes it very clear that we have to be very careful. Very careful."

Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wisconsin, who voted against the original Patriot Act and led efforts to filibuster the current version, said, "I can't imagine a more shocking example of an abuse of power."
"We are a democracy -- let's have checks and balances," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, in an impassioned speech. "Let us have a government of checks and balances."
Bush has called the act "essential to fighting the war on terror and preventing our enemies from striking America again."
(But I thought all the terrorists are in Iraq, I thought we were fighting them there, so we didn't have to fight them here?

Is this resistance to the

Is this resistance to the renewal of these Patriot Act provisions in any way a result of the 9/11 truth movement? If not for us, would these provisions passed without any opposition?

Can we consider this a small victory for our movement? What do people think...

Probably, sbg. People

Probably, sbg. People considering the Patriot Act may have been thinking in terms of why we need it, in the sense that how much help it could have been prior to 9/11, and they consciously or unconsciously consider that tools that were already there may have been sufficient, if not abused to help further and then cover up the events.

In my advocacy for 9/11

In my advocacy for 9/11 Truth, I almost always bring up the Patriot Act. Yes, I think our movement has helped in this defeat. With the NSA revelations coming on top of this, maybe our Reps are starting to wake up. I am elated. There IS a God.

Ha, ha, ha. Bush didn't get what he wanted for Christmas. Bush didn't get to destroy America (done in the voice of that kid from South Park).

For those who may not be

For those who may not be aware of the "Axis for Peace" movement:

sponsored by many around the world including AFP

chairman of conference: Thierry Meyssan, author of "The Pentagate"

Unrelated event ... Tonight

Unrelated event ... Tonight (Sat.) 6 PM at the corner of Hollywood & Highland, there is a protest/vigil sponsored by Answer LA. Various groups usually participate. I know World Can't Wait will be there, and I plan to go down there with my sign and hand-outs. I understand parking is available at the mall, but I assume that the protest is outside on the street. I expect that this is permitted, as they have speakers, etc.

Check it

I had just sent that to my

I had just sent that to my local library

Did you get any

Did you get any response?

Isn't that something eh!!! The war on terrorism involves scanning library records to see who is reading books about communism. Or is it that under the Patriot act, libraries have to inform authorities when people request books like that?

Auugh.. privatized WTC,

Auugh.. privatized WTC, privatized terror, privatized Missing Trillions, privatized wiretap, privatized Constitution.. feeling a subjective non-clinical outburst coming on.. please excuse me, I'm just a visitor...must hear the dynamic American Spirit:

The quotes in this article

The quotes in this article have recently been confirmed by Sibel Edmonds...

A Lesson In 9/11 Research

no response yet, sbg.

no response yet, sbg.

the fact that this was

the fact that this was defeated, coupled with the fact that Bush is getting lambasted over his spying of US citizens tells me they need another 9/11 so fucking bad right about now.we need to step our game up cause these mother fuckers cant take much more of this.the fear mongering only goes so far without an actual "terrorist attack". and after hearing President Cheney on CNN today, im convinced we are possibly only months away from an "event".

also, we are making such

also, we are making such great progress as a movement, they need to shut us up.a "terrorist attack" would help scare people back into waving their flags and stop them from asking questions. you know that the Bush Administration remembers those poll numbers after 9/11 and all the power it gave them........