The Patriot Act was passed just days after the 9/11 attack. The document is thousands of pages long, and covers so much territory, it had to be in somebody's drawer waiting for an excuse to use it.
The Act expanded police powers in every way. It allows citizens to be jailed indefinitely, with out charges, it allows jurisdictional searches (that means door to door). Outlaws political dissent and discussion and the part that really bothers me is that it classifies activists as domestic terrorists, especially when the CIA and FBI have been given permission to shoot and kill suspected terrorists on site!
Obama promised to repeal it and has lost the trust of the American people by renewing it.
This law needs to be repealed forever and all copies burned, as it promotes legalized witch hunts even more than the War on Drugs.
Ronald E. Gascon Candidate 2012