Ron Paul Defeats the Patriot Act Extension

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After Ron gave this speech, 25 Republicans followed his lead in voting against the keystone of the current police state, the Patriot Act, which was enough to defeat it. Now the two parties will pass it with a majority, not needing 2/3rds as they did for their rush job, but this was still a great moment, and indicative of popular resistance as well. Ron is the only member of the current Congress to have opposed the original Patriot Act, so—as usual—he has huge moral authority. (Thanks to Travis Holte)

11:43 am on February 9, 2011