Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 387 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

Al Franken, Will You Stand With the Patriot Act or With Civil Liberty?

When the public was watching, Senator Al Franken read the 4th Amendment aloud to Obama officials, in high rhetorical dudgeon against the Patriot Act. Everybody clapped.

When the public wasn’t watching, Senator Al Franken twice acted to support the Patriot Act and to keep warrantless surveillance, search and seizure of Americans’ communications and property — even when they aren’t involved in terrorism, and even though the 4th Amendment specifically says that the government cannot do that.

On the Constitution, Al Franken is a Big Question MarkOn Thursday, October 8, when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets to pass a bill that reauthorizes warrantless surveillance, search and seizure under the Patriot Act, what will Senator Al Franken do? Will Al Franken vote to curb Patriot Act abuses of power by supporting the provisions of S. 1686 (the JUSTICE Act)? Or will Al Franken continue to support the Patriot Act, despite his speechifying?

Call Senator Al Franken in DC (202-224-5641) or in Minnesota (651-221-1016) and encourage him to follow the path of action that matches the direction of his rhetoric.

5 comments to Al Franken, Will You Stand With the Patriot Act or With Civil Liberty?

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>