“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6


"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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House approves 4-Year Patriot Act Extension...IT'S TIME TO START MAKING A LIST!

Following the Senate’s lead, the U.S. House of Representatives has approved an extension on key Patriot Act provisions. According to CNN:
The U.S. House followed the Senate on Thursday in voting to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act scheduled to expire at midnight, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
By a 250-153 vote, the Republican-led House agreed to extend the expiring provisions of the law passed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They deal with roving wiretaps, the tracking of alleged “lone wolf” terrorists and the ability of law enforcement officials to obtain any records they deem relevant to an investigation after securing an order from a federal court…
The House vote was tighter, with lawmakers on the right and left opposing an extension for various reasons. For example, some members of Congress are concerned about the law’s impact on civil liberties, while others support the law but think it should be made permanent.
ABC News has an interesting piece regarding how the president will “virtually” sign the bill into law (remember, he‘s overseas and can’t be there to do it in person):
President Obama, currently on an overseas trip, is not at the White House to sign the bill, a requirement for the measure to become law.
So the president will use an autopen –- a machine that replicates Obama’s signature -– to sign the extension, according to White House spokesman Nick Shapiro.
“Failure to sign this legislation poses a significant risk to U.S. national security. As long as Congress approves the extension, the President will direct the use of the autopen to sign it,” Shapiro said in a statement.


"Those willing to trade their freedom for security, deserve neither and will lose both." - Benjamin Franklin

"If all Americans want is security they can go to prison. They'll have a roof over their heads and enough to eat." - Dwight Eisenhower

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - Thomas Jefferson

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves." - Edward R. Murrow

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation." - James Madison

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." - Ronald Reagan

"If you compromise between food and poison, death is the only result." - Ayn Rand


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