The unpatriotic act is up for renewal

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.

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4 Responses to The unpatriotic act is up for renewal

  1. Bill Tsafa says:

    I supported it when if was first passed. We had just gotten attacked on our own soil and I can understand the that in desperate time the government may need an edge against foreign threats. George Washington himself did authorize his Continental army to go foraging (raiding) in NJ after all during the American Revolution.

    The Feds have had more then 10 years to get their act together. The current security situation has now been established as a “normal” situation. Its time let this law die. A lot of Democrats were against this law anyway, so time to end it. The threat that the Government posses to the Freedom of the American people is far greater then the threat that terrorists pose at this point.

  2. Andrew Shemo says:

    Bill,

    the patriot act should of never even been signed into law. But as usual, the neoconservatives were out in force to provide security over liberty. We should never sacrifice any liberties no matter how drastic the times are.

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

  3. Bill Tsafa says:

    In hindsight, I agree with you very much… and with Ben Franklin.

  4. Andrew Shemo says:

    Bill,

    we all make mistakes. I’m not sure about you, but I definitely wasn’t born in a libertarian household, so these things only came to me once I was older.

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