You might not like it, but I believe the Patriot act was necessary, because of 9/11, and tell me what rights did you lose? We are losing more rights now with this administration than we ever had or ever will
and .......... Thank you, again!!!
Are you joking? Simply because 'you' or I haven't been prosecuted or suspected of doing anything does not dismiss the point that the Pat Act greatly dismissed the role of the 'accused' citizen.
Secondly, like almost ALL things Bush did. It laid a template for another President to expand the State. Either in the form of Gov't bureaucracy or for economic purposes. When we look back at recent precedences, it wont be Obama who expanded the role of the State, but Bush. And for the that, the Republic will never be the same.
It is not that we lost any rights, per say, but it allows the government to intrude into the lives of citizens in ways that infringe on the 4th Amendment.
This would not be a problem during a “conservative” administration such as GWB, but that power given to a President who believes that the Constitution is deeply flawed and wants to fundamentally change society is definitely a problem.