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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentCivic Participation · 1 decade ago

How many blacks and minorities want the USA PATRIOT Act instead of whites?

All you USA PATRIOT Act supporters say the majority of Americans support this act.

ALL white republicans can not be a majority right?

Well, tell me how many of non-whites support the USA PATRIOT Act?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What I would like to see is a rational argument that describes what things I cannot do after the passage of the Patriot Act that I could do before.

    After reading the Patriot Act the only real change I saw is dealing with intelligence gathering (as opposed to law-enforcement evidence gathering) of people connected with international terrorism. As a result it is easier for the US government intelligence services to covertly monitor the activities of people inside our borders communicating with terrorist organizations that our outside our borders. The _big_ caveat is that this information is not admissible in court, instead it would be used for military purposes (such as putting a JDAM on the location those terrorists are based).

    Just about everything else is nothing more than gathering up a whole bunch of existing statutes and putting them all in the same place.

    Source(s): I have read the Patriot Act.
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  • KCBA
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    1 decade ago

    I'm white, but I don't like the Patriot Act.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A better question would be "How many opponents have actually READ it?"

    Most of it is pure nonsense to anyone that doesn't have the US Code at their fingertips. Since the problem most idiots claim is that it violates their privacy, I know they're lying when they say they read it. The real problem is that it is generally unintelligible to the average citizen.

    It's unintelligible because it merely modifies and extends existing laws, usually in very minor ways. Any violation of privacy that you might fear from it can continue even if it is repealed, so I know that people who think it is a threat are lying when they say they read it.

    So cite the exact passage of the Patriot Act you find so offensive. Prove to me you aren't a phony like the rest of them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I really don't think it has anything to do with race or minorites. The most questionable sections have already been thrown out by the supreme court. My freedom is more in jeopardy from terrorists than it is by a democratic, constitutional government.

    I support most of the Patriot Act for 3 reasons.

    1. I have nothing to hide - if they want to seize my records and see that I bought clothes for the kids, or emailed my mother with a new recipe, or paid my taxes, let them.

    2. I can put my children to bed at night knowing that my government has more powerful tools to protect them, and the country I love (flaws and all).

    3. Some of the smaller clauses have made it easier for people who are the victims of domestic violent threats to prosecute.

    Of course, I'm always open to a more effective way for the US to defend itself - but I haven't seen any better ideas yet that would actually work.

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  • Rja
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    1 decade ago

    The careful analysis of this person of no color, is that they generally could give a sh*t less. They have come to understand that whitey does what he wants and to not trust a thing he says. The Patriot act means nothing to you if your rights were meaningless lies to begin with. Let whitey complain about losing his rights. If the truth be known whitey didn't have any rights either. He just thinks he did. There is one truth to those in power and that is: "WE ARE ALL NI**ERS". Ask Joe Biden!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I support the Patriot Act because I see no threat from it. Guess I'm not paranoid and I don't see it eroding any of my rights. It also has nothing to do with the color of my skin or my political leanings. It has been effective in stopping some terrorist activities aimed at the US, so I'm all for it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think the Patriot Act is the example that Ben Franklin warns us about. "Those who give up freedom for temporary safety don`t deserve freedom or liberty." Something like that. It is not a black white thing it is a fear thing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    it is about 3 in 100

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, I'm not sure where you heard that piece of b.s., but I'm black and I definitely don't support it. It's unconstitutional and will be the down fall of the good ole U S of A as we know it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm white and I don't support it. I think it's unconstitutional and a dangerous step down the slippery slope towards fascism.

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