Would you support a total repeal of the USA PATRIOT act?

The USA PATRIOT act gave unprecedented power to federal investigators. It allowed for an almost total invasion of privacy without need for a warrant. This was all done in the name of fighting terrorism and there is some evidence that it has helped. There is also staggering evidence that the power granted has been... show more The USA PATRIOT act gave unprecedented power to federal investigators. It allowed for an almost total invasion of privacy without need for a warrant. This was all done in the name of fighting terrorism and there is some evidence that it has helped. There is also staggering evidence that the power granted has been mis-used. The FBI has admitted to conducting searches on persons without the slightest evidence that they may be involved in terrorist activities.

Just recently, congress voted to repeal a small portion of the USA PATRIOT act that opens public library records to investigators. That portion allowed investigators to track the reading habits of EVERY library patron. So, doig the research for your homework report on modern weapons could actually trigger a deeper investigation into your life.

Bush has promised to veto anything that adversely affects the USA PATRIOT ACT.

The news story is here:
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0616/daily...
Update: For those of you who think that the FBI, CIA, and NSA were unable to conduct effective investigations prior to the USA PATRIOT act, you are mistaken. In fact, the CIA director George Tenet admitted that they had significant intel warnig of an attack but had "dropped the ball" by not following it up.
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