2001: Inside The Patriot Act

Do you know anyone who actually read the Patriot Act? Thank goodness for blogger Nigel Deans, who rolled up his sleeves and delved into the actual document. Here in a special guest report, Deans presents the results of his exploration. by Nigel Deans The Patriot Act is one of those documents that seems to attract a lot more attention than readers. I too have been one of those people who rely on the civil rights lawyers to actually read the document, then I find their interpretations in the usual pick-up windows to which civil rights advocates subscribe. But it seems to me that a genuine concern about the threats to our freedom should really be fortified with a more direct understanding of the threat itself. So I decided to read the document. Well, at least parts of it, and sure enough, I began to understand something that I didn’t […] Read More