The USA PATRIOT Act: The Story of an Impulsive Bill that Eviscerated America’s Civil Liberties

Posted: October 26, 2019 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

“The USA PATRIOT Act provides a textbook example of how the United States federal government expands its power. An emergency happens, legitimate or otherwise. The media, playing its dutiful role as goad for greater government oversight, demands “something must be done.” Government power is massively expanded, with little regard for whether or not what is being done is efficacious, to say nothing of the overall impact on our nation’s civil liberties.

No goals are posted, because if targets are hit, this would necessitate the ending or scaling back of the program. Instead, the program becomes normalized. There are no questions asked about whether the program is accomplishing what it set out to do. It is now simply a part of American life and there is no going back.”

https://ammo.com/articles/usa-patriot-act-history-eviscerated-americas-civil-liberties

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