Quotes About Patriot Act

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James Madison
“The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.”
James Madison

Jon Stewart
“If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American -- our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.”
Jon Stewart

Robert A. Heinlein
“Secrecy begets tyranny.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

John  Adams
“...I say, that Power must never be trusted without a check.”
John Adams, Adams-Jefferson Letters

Winston S. Churchill
“The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.”
Winston S. Churchill

James Madison
“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”
James Madison

Kenneth Eade
“The Patriot Act has practically obliterated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. It was supposed to be temporary, but there are so many things that the Government likes about the power that it gives, they keep renewing it.”
Kenneth Eade, A Patriot's Act

Maggie Nelson
“In the wake of the Patriot Act, during the second administration of George W., you made a series of small, handheld weapons. The rule was that each weapon had to be assembled from household items within minutes. You’d been gay-bashed before, two black eyes while waiting in line for a burrito (you ran after him, of course). Now you thought, if the government comes for its citizens, we should be prepared, even if our weapons are pathetic. Your art-weapons included a steak knife affixed to a bottle of ranch dressing and mounted on an axe handle, a dirty sock sprouting nails, a wooden stump with a clump of urethane resin stuck to one end with dull bolts protruding from it, and more.”
Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

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