Well.. this really depends on your view of "freedoms". We are supposed to live in a Democratic, free nation. So lets see. What has changed since
The Patriot Act expanded the definition of "terrorism" so now pretty much anyone who engages in civil disobedience can be labeled a terrorist.
The government can now arrest and prosecute people who keep information on you, if they reveal that the government requested this information. IE:
Let's say the FBI wants to investigate you, and asks your ISP for records. If your ISP then goes and tells you this, they are now breaking the law.
Why? They are just trying to protect your right to privacy.
Government agents may now monitor the First Amendment protected activities of religious and political institutions, and then infiltrate those
organizations at will. Meaning they need no suspicion of criminal activity or wrong doing.
You may now be subject to a government investigation simply because of your political or religious views.
Law Enforcement agencies may now conduct searches and wiretaps of your home or office without showing probable cause.
Law Enforcement may now demand personal records held by any source, including your doctor, employer, accountant or library.
The Patriot Act directs judges to consent to secret searches based only on Government assertion that a "significant need" is given, related to
Americans can now be jailed without a formal charge and without the right to confront a witness or view evidence against them. American citizens are
now held in military jails without charge and without a clear path of appeal for their indefinite incarceration.
I could continue to go on, but I will provide you with a link to a PDF which has many more. Most of the above I paraphrased from the linked PDF.
NY Civil Liberties Union
PS- Here is an off the top example. How about your right to protest? Why are people in NY being pepper sprayed in the face because they are off the
side walk? And I know someone will chime in and say "well they were blocking the way for others". I've been there. No... they are not. Everyone has
been peaceful. Anytime someone was coming through, EVERYONE moved aside. So that is nonsense. The police, or should I say, the white shirts are just
flexing their muscles. Cursing at everyone, pushing, shoving. Basically showing that they are "tough guys". Which infringes on my right to protest.