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Unformatted text preview: th with 337 members saying yea and only 39 voting against. Most of the people approving the bill had not even taken the time to read the fine print of the bill. Heather MacDonald justifies the Patriot act by citing Abraham Lincolns suspension of habeas corpus and the Red Scare. Just because we have these atrocities in our nations past does not give us the right to repeat them again. We learn our nation’s history from grammar school on so we don’t repeat history’s mistakes. Nat Hentoff makes a much better argument against the Patriot Act than Heather MacDonald makes for it. In conclusion the Patriot Act abridges essential freedoms we often take for granted on a daily basis....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POLS 101 taught by Professor Rebeccabritton during the Spring '08 term at CSU Chico.
- Spring '08