Dear Tea Party: If all your distrust of the federal government doesn’t cause you to vote against the so-called PATRIOT Act, your tea is weak. Very weak.
Spencer Ackerman reports that Rep. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) is worried about a “secret PATRIOT Act”– that is, a set of practices and inquiries into the affairs of private citizens that go far beyond the letter of the law and which would shock most Americans.
Hint: The ‘business records’ provision is the one that most concerns him.
Me, I think government surveiilance could allow the blackmailing of judges, journalists and politicians, adding to the corruption of the American political system.
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) also plans to vote against if there aren’t amendments.
Congress is set to extend the unconstitutional law, which contravenes the 4th Amendment, for 4 years without debate.
So an elective dictatorship is imposing a dictatorial and unconstitutional law on Americans without so much as a discussion.