You are demonstrating my point. Nothing youve stated even attempts to support your claim that the Patriot act is
empowering the government to randomly monitor and search individuals without warrant,
Did you just return from Mars? U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero barred the FBI from invoking a portion of the law in the future, saying the mandatory gag orders amount to an "unconstitutional prior restraint of speech in violation of the First Amendment."
This is not the first rebuff related to the Patriot Act that the Bush administration has encountered. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court said that prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay can ask American judges to review their confinement--a blow to Bush's assertion that "enemy combatants" can be held indefinitely without judicial review.
Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 309 to 118 for legislation that would essentially block part of the Patriot Act that permitted law enforcement officials to seek a court order that would let them surreptitiously enter a home or business.
How long will it be before we see Republican Brown Shirts, with no warrants, roaming the streets kicking in doors , political protesters disappearing without a trace, and people with conflicting points of view being locked up without due process?
Any document that goes against First Amendment rights and takes away our freedoms is simply a fascist document that takes power from the people and gives it to a select few. The only "rights" that this government pays attention to are the rights accompanied by the obligatory noun, wing.