The Patriot Act is a pathetic excuse to defend “national security.” No amount of neocon propaganda can cause me to think otherwise. It infringes on the 4th and 5th amendments, and countless civil rights. We either believe in our Constitution, or we don’t.
If you want to allow the Feds to step over the U.S. Constitution, then fine. No one can possibly argue that the Patriot Act from its original version to its latest is constitutional. If there is even a shred of doubt that this infringes on our civil liberties, then the entire system should be revisited and expired.
It is so easy to support something called the Patriot Act. After all, who wants to be labeled unpatriotic? Unfortunately, the stupid acronym aside, people who blindly accept it, accept it at the expense of their freedom. Freedom that is slowly being sucked away by the feds, a process which has been going on since the Civil War.
Are Americans so scared now that we need the government to babysit us? Are we so weak that we have no qualms with wire tapping, spying, and unwarranted searches because some terrorist may decide to bomb us at anytime? The continuing trend of government infringement on our rights is that this will eventually come to a brick wall. Either Americans will get smart and tell the government to MYOB, or we’ll slip into the socialist state of government control.
Unfortunately, the last few years have proven the sheer stupidity of many Americans. Instead of questioning authority, they simply say that National Security is the main issue without going into reasons how the Patriot Act actually protects us. It serves merely to take rights away from the citizens, and hand more power to the bloated government.
Go ahead Americans, let the government serve what you desire. You’ll seriously regret it when it might be too late. History has always proven that.
Patriots? No, you are more like Tories. Well, this Yankee is not going to take this sitting down.