Transcript: Democratic Presidential Debate in Detroit
- CAMERON: Senator Edwards, the PATRIOT Act, a piece of legislation that you voted for, a piece of legislation that has been much criticized by virtually everybody on this stage, falls two years old today. There has been a tremendous amount of criticism of John Ashcroft and the Justice Department for its enforcement of that legislation, legislation that you authored.
Shouldn't it, in fact, be incumbent on those of you who wrote the legislation to take responsibility for it, other than those who are legally responsible for enforcing it?
EDWARDS: Well, I did... Second, on the PATRIOT Act, which I, along with... which I, along with almost the entire United States Senate voted for -- here's the reality of the PATRIOT Act. There are some provisions in the PATRIOT Act, most of which get no attention, which did good things, which updated the law, which allowed us to go after money laundering, which allowed information-sharing, some of the problems that existed before September 11th.
The problem with the PATRIOT Act and the reason we need to make changes is because it gave entirely too much discretion to an attorney general who does not deserve it. It's that simple. And I want to...
CAMERON: But, Senator, wasn't the legislation written by the lawmakers providing that very latitude? Didn't you create that latitude in the legislation that you wrote?
EDWARDS: Yes, and the attorney general of the United States came before us and told us that he would not abuse his discretion. He has abused his discretion. He has consistently abused his discretion. We all know that now. These provisions need to be changed.
I hang my head in shame. Edwards is as bad, or worse, than Kerry. He was one of the AUTHORS of the PATRIOT Act? This is what I get for not doing enough research. Dean is still the only one who can help us out of the mire we are in.
And how about this one:
- CONTACT THE MEDIA AND DEMAND A NEW HAMPSHIRE RECOUNT TODAY!!!!
THERE IS COMPELLING STATISTICAL EVIDENCE THAT THE NH ELECTION WAS FIXED USING DIEBOLD ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES!!!
If you know anything at all about statistics, you can see that there is something seriously wrong with the credibility of the New Hampshire primary election results.
Voting Tech Used and % Margin of Victory
for Kerry over Dean
This is a dress rehearsal for November! You must act now!
ALERT THE MEDIA!
Posted on www.blogforamerica.com by KEVIN SCHMIDT STERLING VA at February 3, 2004 10:18 PM
This is one of those things that can make you paranoid. And allegedly Diebold is owned by Halliburton.