Why is congress secretly (as in last night) trying to expand the most anti-American bill ever passed – the “Patriot Act” ?
The boogyman of terror has been used to club the American populace into gibbering fear and allow government over-reach and infringed upon our constitutional rights.
Oh.. and not unlike the failures of the TSA to be effective during any testing of airport security – in the same way the patriot act has failed as well. The biggest use has not been for national security as one would expect, but rather controversial Patriot Act powers now overwhelmingly used in drug investigations.
Yet despite that the privacy invasions, and excessive use of national security letters the FBI says the Patriot Act’s spying powers haven’t cracked a single major case.