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Provisions of the Patriot Act are set to expire next month.
That's the legislation passed after 9/11 that illegally gave the government the power to spy on all of us without search warrants issued by judge.
Congressman Mike Rogers the chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
Has already introduced legislation to extend it this unconstitutional.
Travesty of a long -- -- probably pass.
Quietly under cover of darkness and with little opposition.
But Ohio democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich.
An opponent of the Patriot Act since it was first introduced in October 2001 joins us now congressman Kucinich at the pleasure.
Welcome back to freedom watch.
Will they ever be a debate a full throated debate.
On extending the portions of the Patriot Act.
That are set to expire or will there be as there -- a bit in the past just some some -- form under cover of darkness without debate.
Vote to extend this monstrosity.
I think their argument Democrats and Republicans alike who have.
Real concern about violation of the constitution which the Patriot Act.
Poses its a direct challenge to people's.
First and fourth amendment rights -- the idea that you can that the government can reach and to anyone's personal life that they can gather information about anyone for any reason.
It's simply because they say so -- there's no even though it warned even necessary right that's very dangerous right so that.
That if you don't have those constitutional protections.
What what kind of country do we have a I have to.
I think we're liars -- are right.
What will the leadership of the House of Representatives.
Which now contains a lot of libertarian Tea Party members who weren't there last time who agree with you and me on that.
Permit you to make these arguments on the floor of the house because the arguments are compelling.
The Patriot Act let's FBI agents write their own search warrants and one they served one of these search warrants on you they tell you you can't tell anybody.
You can't tiger -- your spouse a priest that confessional you can't even -- at a public courtroom.
That you received one of these things doorbell prosecute you for speech so these are easy.
Violations of the constitution for people to understand.
How can the congress go along with this and how -- they go along -- it without debate.
You make a very good point I think that the libertarians in congress.
The new members of congress to our supporters of the Tea Party.
Will be a strong addition to this debate.
It's very important that.
The constitution which we read it to -- it is congress -- that we folded up and explain the implications.
For unreasonable search and seizure.
-- what it means when the government has given the power to be able to get your medical records and library records without.
Without so much as supplying full warrant.
For what it means when their government and I'll put wiretaps on people without people -- -- without any court being involved that there's a very serious question about the power the government gained after 9/11.
And continues to keep in this environment so.
I think the leadership.
-- aware of that debate is coming I'd be very surprised if they did not permitted to happen.
I certainly intend to.
Consult with my friends who are both in the Tea Party and why libertarians.
Who want to make sure debate happens we're going to be working.
To see that debate happens and you know we'll hear you on the subject -- whenever you wanna be here congressman percentages of pleasure thanks for joining us.
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