Four-score-and-twenty years from now when school children ask, "But why did they call it the Patriot Act?" I wonder what tomorrow's history teachers will say.
Just 45 days after the September 11 attacks, with virtually no debate, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act. There are significant flaws in the Patriot Act that threaten your fundamental freedoms by giving the government the power to access to your medical records, tax records, information about the books you buy or borrow without probable cause, and the power to break into your home and conduct secret searches without telling you for weeks, months, or indefinitely.
Meanwhile Osama Bin Laden is still out there laughing his fool head off at how stupid Americans are. (Image Courtesy Mike Thompson & Detriot Free Press)