Patriot Act Extension Scheme Sells Out the Constitution | The Nation

23 May

It’s politics as usual in this, the century of the Perpetual War on Terrorism. Both the Democratic and the Republican leadership want to renew provisions of the Patriot Act that gives the government broad powers to snoop on private citizens.

If the Congress approves the deal being pushed by the congressional leaders, Richardson said, work by civil libertarians, constitutional scholars and citizens across the United States to address the worst abuses associated with the Patriot Act—and, ultimately, to guard against those abuses—will end with “no reform and no long-lasting institutional oversight.”

via Patriot Act Extension Scheme Sells Out the Constitution | The Nation.

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