Ten years of the Patriot ActSubmitted by Ruth on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 13:24
So what have we learned in a decade?
One lesson is that the Patriot Act hasn’t been about getting the bad guys – namely, terrorists or even criminals. The government had the power to do that without the Patriot Act. Instead, the Patriot Act gives the government the power secretly to collect and forever keep information on ordinary people who are not suspected of doing anything wrong.