May 23, 2007 4:46pm CST
What are your opinions on the Patriot Acts that have been created to protect us from terrorists? I will try to make the following post as neutral as possible and respond with my true feelings after the first poster. After 9/11, the government passed the "Patriot Acts". These laws make it okay for the government to tap your phone line, monitor your email, imprison you without charges, "kidnap" you, etc; all without any judicial oversight. This is in direct contradiction of the 4th amendment of the Constitution. However, it allows for the government to mobilize more quickly against a terrorist cell here in the states. On the other hand, it could be a tool to silence political enemies. So, opinions?
• United States
23 May 07
But it hasn't been used to silence political enemies. I think people react to the Patriot Act with some kind of doomsday conspiracy cynicism that Hollywood teaches us we need. It hasn't been misused yet, at least not to extents people are worried about. Our rights are still intact and the average person is still 100% safe.
• United States
24 May 07
Hahha, yeah, the Patriot Act is used to stifle political demonstrations! pffft! I live in DC buddy, and that just isn't true. If you break laws while protesting, tough, they do it a lot in DC too on purpose for propaganda issues, but when I can sit and watch all these people protest all they want, you're gonna have to do better to convince me. BTW, shouldn't you be careful, couldn't they be reading this and show up at your house tomorrow? lol