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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I believe the intent was to communicate that none of the vaunted political leaders question it -- some because they firmly believe that it's a necessary evil, and some because questioning anything with the word 'security' in it has become political suicide.
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    • I believe the intent was to communicate that none of the vaunted political leaders question it

      That's false too. Many Republicans have spoken out against provisions of the PATRIOT Act that they suspect might violate civil rights. Many conservative political leaders spoke out against the handling of the Padilla case, for example.
      • Any leaders I would have heard of?
        • Sure. John McCain has been very vocal in this regard. Some say he's a moderate, but he certainly falls down on conservative sides a ton more than liberal sides of issues.

          And heck, look at Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, where -- by any standard conservative -- justices Rehnquist and Scalia said the federal government could not hold a U.S. citizen indefinitely without access to the courts to challenge his status as an enemy combatant.

          There are others, but those are some of the most prominent.

          That said, again, I don'