The Daily Sandwich

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Patriot Act Primer

With lawmakers scurrying to get legislation passed before they go on vacation, it's a perfect opportunity for them to sneak through unpopular measures in all the confusion. One of those measures is the Patriot Act, which doesn't appear to have done much of anything in terms of protecting the nation even as it undermines the civil rights of American citizens.

This WaPo link, provided by someone I'll mention only as The Notorious F.L.A.P.J.A.C.K., has all the info you could want on the various provisions of the Patriot Act.

Read it and weep.