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I reported this morning that Patriot Act II was passed by Congress. Incredulous Minyan readers, hearing nothing of this, asked for proof. In digging deeper I found that I was in error. The reality may be much more disturbing.

Apparently on November 21 Congress cleared and then passed H.R. 2417 Intelligence Authorization Agreement of 2004. This legislation has apparently many of the tenets of the tremendously unpopular Patriot Act II. Here is what Congressman Ron Paul of Texas had to say on H.R. 2417:

"It appears we are witnessing a stealth enactment of the enormously unpopular "Patriot II" legislation that was first leaked several months ago. Perhaps the national outcry when a draft of the Patriot II act was leaked has led its supporters to enact it one piece at a time in secret. Whatever the case, this is outrageous and unacceptable. I urge each of my colleagues to join me in rejecting this bill and its incredibly dangerous expansion of Federal police powers."

For more on this I have enclosed the following links:
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