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#106#107#108#109 Episode #110 - USA Patriot Act: An Assault on Activism
(Green Party Panel discussion)

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Sat 13 April 2002'  '
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2 This week we're going to hear a panel discussion titled Liberty versus security, on the subject of the so-called USA Patriot Act that many regard as legislation that officially initiated a government as oppressive, if not more so, than the one that inspired the 1776 declaration
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...
Those words from the declaration of independence of July 4th 1776 called for an uprising against a tyrannical government. this more than 200 year old call to revolution will be celebrated in a few days with more patriotic fervor than usual. The very officials leading the patriotic cheerleading will be the ones that put into place the USA patriot Act, that makes a modern person echoing Thomas Jefferson's historic call to action a terrorist.
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