WASHINGTON (AP) - A blistering Justice Department report accuses the FBI of underreporting its use of the Patriot Act to force businesses to turn over customer information in terrorism cases, according to officials familiar with its findings.
To thinking people this is not a surprise. I suppose those that are still firmly deluded into the belief that the government is incapable of doing any real harm will dismiss this as a necessary evil.
Britain passed a similar law in 1974, supposedly for only one year with the intent of only using it against Irish terrorist. The bill has been passed again every year since. Today in Britain ordinary citizens no longer have the right not to answer questions when interrogated by police as a result of this law originally intended for very limited application.
The Patriot Act is more dangerous that any terrorist group in the world and history will bear this out.