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Jeb Bush speaks in support of Patriot Act in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush, brother of ex-President George W. Bush, recently spoke in support of the Patriot Act in New Hampshire. Bush said that there is no evidence that the Patriot Act has been used in any way that violates American civil rights.

Bush is currently campaigning for president and his latest stop has been in New Hampshire. He was recently questioned about the Patriot Act after he stopped at an Italian restaurant's wine cellar in Salem, New Hampshire. The Patriot Act was signed into law just two months after the September 11 tragedy of 2001. However, the measure is about to expire and the Senate is currently debating whether or not to renew it.

Bush said that the laws some politicians want to abolish relating to the Patriot Act are the same laws that -- in his opinion -- keep us safe. Bush said that he had spoken with people in both the public and private sector, and they all agree that no civil liberties have been violated by the Patriot Act. Bush said that it simply is not true that the United States government is spying on its public.

Fears about the National Security Agency and government surveillance aside, ever since 9/11 and the passage of the Patriot Act, there have been numerous individuals accused of committing or planning a terrorist attack. However, these individuals -- just like anyone else accused of breaking the law -- will be entitled to a criminal defense. In fact, no one will be found guilty or punished for such a crime until -- and only if -- he or she is found guilty beyond reasonable doubt in court.

Source: Bloomberg, "Bush Defends Patriot Act in N.H.," Terrence Dopp, May. 21, 2015

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