Sunday, April 17, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed- By William Dipini Jr
- By William Dipini Jr.
The reauthorization of the Patriot Act is on a roll and those from the Left and Right of the political spectrum - especially the Left - are showing severe signs of schizophrenia.
The Patriot Act was passed by the House 357-66, and 98-1 in the Senate, six weeks after the 9/11 attacks. The gravity and magnitude of the attacks pressured members of Congress to pass the Act with great velocity - to stand static at the periphery of a declaration of war by radical Islamic terrorists was suicide.
Since then, local law enforcement, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, has disrupted terrorist cells and brought scores of terrorists to justice. Here's the nub: America is safer because of the Patriot Act............
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