Yes, that’s right! The unpatriotic act is up for renewal and is trying to be passed while little to no discussion is had on the matter. But there should be expansive debate on the move to repeal the entire bill, not just some slimy debate on extended it. See, politicians like to use friendly words to disguise the true purpose behind their agenda they’re trying to push through as if it’s bringing so much good to this country.
Lets move on to actually seeing what some of the patriot act authorizes. Government officials can illegally wiretap your phone conversations, storm inside your house without any official warrant, detain you without any access to an attorney, install high-tech cameras in public & private locations, look at your credit card info, label you as a “terrorist” if you’re against government policies they voted for, put you on no-fly lists, illegally detain you, and etc.
Upon quickly glancing at some of the stuff the patriot act authorizes, we can probably conclude that it violates at least 6 of the 10 amendments within the bill of rights and probably a few others outside of the first 10. Among those amendments, I’d say it tramples on the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 14th amendments. But as I said, that’s just on a quick glance and it may even violate many more.
A recent report has made mention that the FBI has violated the law 40,000 times since the patriot act was enacted in 2001. If that report alone isn’t scary, then I’m not sure what is. When we have government officials who are sworn to uphold the U.S. constitution from all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC who actively trash the same document they’ve sworn to uphold, we’re heading down the dark road of a police state.
The best thing for us to do as citizens, at least in my opinion, is to continue to educate others about such items as the patriot act and to let them know that we must be vocal in our opposition to such gross violations on our civil liberties. Our liberties demand such education and we shall never be silenced.