August 3, 2015

Obama Invokes Patriot Act in Convention Keynote

By LJ Staff

Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Illinois, is widely considered a shoo-in for election, as the Republican party candidate has withdrawn and no substitute has yet come forward. Obama, son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas, was chosen to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston on July 27, and he mentioned concerns about the USA PATRIOT Act and the opportunity for government agents to search library records. “For alongside our famous individualism, there’s another ingredient in the American saga, a belief that we are all connected as one people,” he said. “Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America…. The pundits, the pundits like to slice and dice our country into red states and blue States: red states for Republicans, blue States for Democrats. But I’ve got news for them, too. We worship an awesome God in the blue states, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the red states.”