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Inquirer Letters Extra: Blame Patriot Act for abuses

It's several years too late to moan about the "loss of rights" indicated by the perfectly legal request by the Justice Department for Associated Press phone records. We willingly gave up most of our rights when the Patriot Act was passed in 2001.

Inquirer Letters Extra: Blame Patriot Act for abuses

Attorney General Eric Holder   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

It's several years too late to moan about the "loss of rights" indicated by the perfectly legal request by the Justice Department for Associated Press phone records. We willingly gave up most of our rights when the Patriot Act was passed in 2001.

In exchange for "safety," we gave up most of what we fought for during the last 200 years. Remember that the next time a president pushes through a rights-robbing law. This is not the president who did that.

Nancy W. Rosman, Schwenksville

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