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Herseth backs Patriot Act extension

As I anticipated, Stephanie Herseth was one of only 43 House Democrats voting to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act. Once again, she follows the Bush line, this time voting to make permanent a disgraceful assault on civil liberties.

No, the GOP doesn’t need a candidate in the House race next year. It and Bush have about what they need in the office already.


The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.

Edmund Burke

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1 comment to Herseth backs Patriot Act extension

  • You are the only blog to take note of this vote. It got lost among the scurrility, on one hand, and the love-festing and self-congratulations, on the other, that South Dakota blogging has become. Thanks for trying to deal with the real issues confronting our state and our country.