posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 05:32 PM
The Controversial law called "The Patriot Act" faces a renewal vote this year. Bush calls it a 'needed tool' in helping to catch suspected
terrorists. What some people dont know is that IF this law gets passed it will be the end of their constitutional freedoms.
To abandon the passing of the Patriot Act would "demonstrate willful blindness to a continuing threat," Bush said.
Some 71 percent
of Americans disapprove of a feature in the law that allows agents to delay telling people that their homes have been secretly
searched, according to a Feb. 16-17 USA Today poll.
In anticipation of such concerns, Congress wrote sunsets into the new law of some of the most controversial sections. These include: powers to conduct
searches without notifying subjects, roving wiretaps (of an individual's home phone and cellphone, for instance), a "supersubpoena" that puts a gag
order on anyone who receives it, and wiretapping procedures that bypass Fourth Amendment standards for searches.
Judiciary Committee spokesman said Friday that the vote is not expected until 2005.
Scary law huh???