The Patriot Act--Unconstitutional
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
And if both supporters of Bush and Obama get mad at me I really do not care. It will only mean that you are not lovers of liberty but are champions of big government. Our rights according the the 4th Amendment are "the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizers.
Plus did you know that books, computers, documents may be taken. And not just at your home but at public libraries, medical facilities, churches, bookstores, Internet providers, political groups, universities, and other types of institutions and businesses.
Indeed my friends, the phrase Patriot Act have nothing to do with being Patriotic. There is nothing Patriotic about this act. The people who are served cannot even tell anyone that the Feds have searched their records. So free speech is gone by the roadside to boot.
And to top it off the FBI can make Internet Services turn over a log of the websites that you have visited and all the e-mails coming to and from that computer. Now isn't that nice? So if they do not like you or what you stand for then you are out of luck should they choose to classify you as a terrorist.
That means that as a rule, officers have to get a warrant! I believe in my rights and stand by the 4th Amendment! If the FBI believes you are a terrorist they can get authorization by search orders to investigate you. The Patriot Act authorizes this investigation of activities that could involve a non violent protest. Note the words non violent.
The First Amendment protects for example the rights to have these non violent protests. And how many Senators voted against this atrocity! Gee, only one had the guts and common sense to do so. My oh My, it was a Democrat by the name of Russ Feingold of Wisconsin in 2001.
In 2006 these 10 Senators voted against the Patriotic Act. In 2001 all but one of the 10 voted for it. Strange the change of mind but even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then.
Strange how all the Democrats supported Bush in this endeavor but at least 10 did not in 2006. I can see why the Republicans did. I mean after all President Bush was a Republican and we must support our party, right? So what was the Democrats excuse? Well, obviously Russ Feingold did not need an excuse did he? He seemed to be the only one with any brains. I excuse neither party for their stupidity!
Of course the FBI loves the Patriot Act. They can ignore the rules because they can ignore probable cause and conduct searches from their own warrants. But again, Bush did not care nor has Obama. But wait there is more! Clinton signed into law many bills that led to the Patriot Act. So lets see now, from Clinton to Bush to Obama.
Let them all join hands and sing;
Kumbaya My Lord, Kumbaya! We fooled the People Lord, Oh Yes We Did, We Fooled the People Lord, Kumbaya! Oh Lord, Kumbaya!
When Bill Clinton was President, Democrats on Capitol Hill strongly supported what became known as the Patriot Act because he was a Democrat and Republicans opposed it. But when G.W. Bush who was a Republican became President, Republicans supported (and passed) the Patriot Act. Of course the Democrats opposed it.
Remember: it was the same bill! So what made the difference? Of course it was which party was occupying the White House. Yet, even the chief sponsor of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner, said he "always worried about potential abuses." Of course by now we should all realize that his worries were justified.
Gee it would be so nice if the members of Congress (from both parties) would choose the side of Liberty and the Constitution. But no, indubitably they pick tyranny and Big-Government!
Many still believe that there is a lot of difference in the party lines. There are some but who do not but I fear they are in the minority.
BOTH PARTIES SUPPORTED THE IRAQ WAR, BOTH SUPPORTED AMNESTY, BOTH SUPPORTED REAL ID, AND BOTH SUPPORTED THE PATRIOT ACT!!!! IT SHOULD BE OBVIOUS THAT NO MATTER WHICH POLITICAL PARTY GETS INTO OFFICE THAT NOTHING CHANGES?!?! BOTH PARTIES ARE OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY THE GLOBAL ELITISTS, and or the NEW WORLD ORDER!
As for some Tea Party candidates. Indeed they seemed not to understand the 4th amendment of the Constitution and voted to extend certain provisions in the Act in the early fall of 2011.
My God, they should all have to study and take a test on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. So should the Presidents.
If you cannot pass the test, too bad! You should not hold office until you do pass the test. That would force you to study. I mean you are not suppose to drive unless you take a written test and a driving test. Should not be a problem to study and pass this test also.
“The PATRIOT Act was written many, many years before 9/11,” Ron Paul said. The attacks simply provided “an opportunity for some people to do what they wanted to do,” he continued. Ah how true. They will use anything and any means to follow through with their evil agenda.
Sources include Ron Paul, New American, Constitutional Rights Foundation, Educate Yourself.Org., and Watch Blog.