Full-blown OT: Re: OT: Re: Going OT Re: (no subject)

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Tue Feb 18 11:03:01 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Eric Dittman wrote:

> Besides, you and everyone else seem to miss the worst part of the
> Patriot Act II: The government wants the power to strip people suspected
> of, or dealing with, organizations the government declares to be
> terrorist in nature, of their U.S. citizenship. That's the most scary
> part. It has been hard in the past to strip someone of their
> citizenship, and there had to be a reason to declare an organization of
> being terrorist in nature. With PAII, they can declare it, strip people
> of their citizenship, then send them off. Where's the checks and
> balances?

Eric, this has already happened. Remember Joseph Padilla? Exactly.
PAII will just put into legislation what the gubment has already assumed
power to do. They just want to make it "legal".

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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Received on Tue Feb 18 2003 - 11:03:01 GMT

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