Patriot Act = Enabling Act

Sorry, but Godwin’s Law doesn’t apply to Nazi comparisons that are accurate.

From Crooks and Liars:

Looks like Bin Laden won. Wherever he is, I’m sure he’s watching and laughing:

Two Senators have been warning for months that the government has a secret legal interpretation of the Patriot Act so broad that it amounts to an entirely different lawone that gives the feds massive domestic surveillance powers, and keeps the rest of us in the dark about the snooping.

“There is a significant discrepancy between what most Americans – including many members of Congress – think the Patriot Act allows the government to do and how government officials interpret that same law,” wrote the Senators, Ron Wyden and Mark Udall. “We believe that most members of the American public would be very surprised to learn how federal surveillance law is being interpreted in secret. ”

Sadly, I can’t agree with that last sentence.

I might have been able to 30 years ago, but now?  An American public dumbed down by MTV, right-wing talk radio and the fake dichotomies of an artificial two-party system even before Fox ‘News’ was allowed to work its way into the American greymatter?  Most of them actually believe that Dubya won in 2000 and 2004, no?

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