Tuesday, February 15, 2011

At last, enough.

Enough, anyway, to cause Rep. Rick Larsen from the northern upper left to reverse his position on the Patriot Act extension over the course of a week...
Enough of extending these provisions without anything but what amounts to a pro forma debate about the balance between security and privacy;

Enough of the delay in developing an appropriate Congressional oversight mechanism of the Patriot Act implementation;

Enough of the extension of the business records provision that allows warrants for everything from what books you check out of the library to the books you buy.

It is still possible that I could vote for a Patriot Act reauthorization in the future, but it will depend upon what it looks like.

So, yes. I did change my position from what it was last week. But this has been something I have contemplated for some time. It is always the right time to do the right thing.
And it's never too late to strike a blow for liberty! A cheer from here for Rep. Larsen.

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