Since the Act was signed into being the American people have lost civil rights and liberties….and the sad thing is we know it. We are so afraid that we allowed the government to look into all aspects of our lives for the sake of national security.
The Act is about to run its course and the Congress has tried to amend the Act with a new version called the USA Freedom Act, a cute little name that has NOTHING to do with freedom.
While most of America was laser focused on a train wreck….with more twists than a Guy Richie movie, the House took up this new act…….
In a 338-88 vote the House of Representatives today voted to pass the USA Freedom Act, a bill which extends the soon-to-expire provisions of the Patriot Act and offers some nominal reforms in the name of privacy.
Starting as a relatively weak reform bill from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D – VT) last year, the USA Freedom Act was further watered down, to the point that many are complaining it doesn’t really do anything meaningful in reform at this point.
Let me translate that for you…..very little has changed….you will still not have the privacy that we have come to expect living in a free country……the only saving grace is that it now must go to the Senate and there it will face some actual opposition. Both Sens. Rand Paul (R – KY) and Ron Wyden (D – OR) promising to organize a filibuster against the bill if it does not keep Americans stuff private.
Americans fall the diversion offered them by the media working as the agent of the government and because of the fear we experience we will allow our civil rights to be stomped on yet again.
Since most Americans are not willing to get involved…..then maybe now would be a good time to shut up and learn to live without the privacy you were promised in the Constitution…….you have NOT earned them!