Lifted from dKos from the WaPo on today’s Tester vs. Burns debate:
When it came to the USA Patriot Act, Burns called it a useful tool, saying it lets law enforcement fight terrorism with the same tactics used against organized crime. He said that people “need to be able to go to the movies or football games without worrying about being blown up. I don’t think Mr. Tester understands the enemy,” he said.Burns said he also supported programs monitoring international telephone calls against those suspected of terrorism.
“He wants to weaken the Patriot Act,” he said of Tester.
Tester sought to clarify:
“I don’t want to weaken the Patriot Act, I want to repeal it. What it does, it takes away your freedom … and when you take away our freedoms, the terrorists have won,” Tester said.
He came back to the subject near the end of the debate, when Burns tried to link him to New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, who is, Burns said, pro-gun-control.
“With things like the Patriot Act,” Tester said, “We’d damn well better keep our guns.”
This is why I support Jon Tester. He speaks the truth to the voters. The whole truth unpalatable as it may be.
Clik our ActBlue button (upper right) and give him a hand. Put him in the Senate and we are on the way to giving the fascists more than they can handle.
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