The Patriot Act – Keeping the Homeland Safe – NOT

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Well, it sure is good president Obama has Mitch McConnell and the Republicans to bail him out or he would have no chance of reauthorizing the Patriot Act.

And here I thought that everything Obama stood for or has done since he first took office has been bad for the country. That’s one of those fun and absolute facts Republicans seem to be ignoring – as if this time will be different. This time Obama is on the right side. Sure.

Establishment Republicans seem to be all for re-authorization, despite the fact it is an affront to privacy, liberty and oh – the Constitution. But I guess to be a real Republican, one must appear strong on defense – in favor of keeping the homeland safe.

And isn’t that what the Patriot Act was designed to do? Wasn’t it passed to thwart terrorist plots before they had a chance to strike America? They tell us this is why all our data must be collected – because you never from where the threat may come.

And I suppose it has worked. All that data collection must have stopped hundreds of terrorist strikes. Otherwise, why collect it. Well, if you’re under that illusion – you’d be 100% wrong. read more