The Patriot Act

Hey look, the Senate just passed another extension of the USA Patriot Act!

Considering this reauthorization was something that during the course of the FISA fight civil liberties activists were told would be an opportunity to restore the rule of law, this is really disheartening. Apparently the reason there were no improvements, revisions or increased safe guards was because Democrats wanted to have Republican support of the bill. Hence, nothing controversial.

You know we’re in trouble when bipartisan comity is more important the defending the Constitution.

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