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Senate Votes for “Patriot Act” in America

[ The irony, of course, is that the so-called “Patriot Act” is anything but patriotic, since it undermines the Bill of Rights and makes criminals out of all those who might question the government and its ongoing propaganda and disinformation campaigns. ]

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The Senate Wednesday evening passed a one-year extension to the Patriot Act, a Bush-era homeland security law that has been much maligned by Democrats but described by Republicans as key to the war on terror.

Several key components of the law are set to expire Sunday, including wire-tapping, surveillance and seizure provisions. If passed by the House, they will expire on Feb. 28, 2011.

The law was passed by voice vote, which does not require debate on the Senate floor.

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