Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Whatever Happened to the Patriot Act?

When the Patriot Act was passed, something I was opposed to, the Left in This Country whined, bleated and moaned about how it would be used to end all Constitutional rights as we knew it and investigate anyone opposed to President Bush.

I honestly can’t tell you what is in it, but I have plenty of company. Most of Congress voted for it without ever reading the bill.

As a rule of thumb, I’m generally opposed to anything that will give the government more power to investigate citizens without a good reason. I did however know that President Bush would use it for its intended use, investigating and conducting surveillance on suspected terrorists. My concern was that a demoncrat president would use the Act to investigate anyone (read, Conservatives) who disagreed with him and his socialist agenda.

I predicted when it was passed that if the Reds took over congress that they would quiet their whining about the Act until the outcome of the 2008 Presidential election. While I’m no psychic, what I predicted came to pass. The Reds won the Congressional elections and complaints about the Patriot Act faded. When the Mocha Marxist won the Presidential election, all talk of the Patriot Act went oddly (not really) silent.

Shortly after B. Hussein Obama took office, the Left started bleating about fears of violence from the “extremists” on the Right. The fear of violence from Right-Wing “extremists” was being propagated by the DHS, and Left-Wing propaganda groups such as the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and MilitiaWatchDog.org and other assorted Left-Wing sites.

It appears to me that the Patriot Act, using “warnings” about Right-Wing “extremists” from the above mentioned groups will be used to target Conservatives groups and individuals.

But then again, I could just be one of those paranoid, Right-Wing “extremists”. Don’t be surprised if you hear about DHS, Jack Bauer-types storming my house.





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