Comment: The Constitution would have to be amended

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The Constitution would have to be amended

to allow the stripping of the most basic rights which the entire Constitution was written to protect.
And the Patriot Act is not an amendment to the Constitution.
There is no statute which can over-ride the rights which are protected by the Constitution, without due process of law(Miranda vs Arizona).

They can say whatever they want to say, but this is unlawful as hell, and they are the criminals here, becuase they all violated their oaths to protect and uphold the Constitution, and violated it viciously.