Friday, June 10, 2005

America's Democracy Gets a Kick to the Head.

Not liking what was being said, the hearing reagrding the extension of the Patriot Act was abruptly closed by Republican chairman Sensenbrenner. Republicans walked out in the middle of testimonies and the microphones were cut off. Sensenbrenner was one of the authors of the Patriot Act.

This is NOT what a democracy is about. It’s what one would expect from a fascist or totalitarian government, but not America’s democracy. The Republican controlled committee has not only shown a complete disregard for the "rules of order", but also a complete disregard for democracy.

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"WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman walked off with the gavel, leaving Democrats shouting into turned-off microphones at a raucous hearing Friday on the Patriot Act."

Click here to read the story:GOP Chairman Walks Out of Meeting

Click here for video: Video located at

Click here for even more info: Bradblog has alot of info and is keeping updated about this whole debacle.