Another vote on the mis-named Patriot Act could come as early as tomorrow.
House Leadership held an emergency meeting of the powerful Rules Committee to pass a special rule concerning the Patriot Act.
The rule would allow the mis-named Patriot Act to be brought up on again as early as tomorrow, without any amendment, limit debate to only one hour and require only a simple majority to pass.
This comes on the same day the Homeland Security Czar Janet Napolitano said that the threat of terrorism is at "its most heightened state" since the 9/11 attacks due to increased concerns over “domestic” terrorists.
I think she's talking about us, folks.
Reauthorization of the mis-named Patriot Act gives government jackboots more and more tools in their war on gun owners and gun rights activists, who Obamacrats smear as “Radical Extremists” and even “Domestic Terrorists.”
Some of the very worst provisions of the Patriot Act include:
•Roving, warrantless wiretaps of virtually EVERY form of electronic communication used by U.S. citizens.
•Secret federal searches without warrants OR knowledge of the resident.
•Blanket warrants for the search and seizure of all library records, without naming individual suspects or providing probable cause.
•Judicial warrants replaced with “National Security Letters” signed by unaccountable Obama Administration bureaucrats and gag orders for those served with these letters which make it illegal to tell anyone about it -- including your spouse and your priest!
•Drastic expansion of the definition of “domestic terrorism,” which is sure to include gun owners.
•Expands asset seizure to permit the taking of assets from anyone “suspected” of terrorism, even if that person is NEVER charged or sent to trial.
•Lone wolf provisions which allow the government to spy on ANYONE even if they’re not associated with a terrorist organization or foreign national, without due process or notification.
Please call the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and demand that they oppose this blatant attempt to ram the Patriot Act through Congress.
From Gun Owners of America