USA Using Patriot Act Against Its Own Citizens

In August of 2007, several Ron Paul supporters attended a straw poll in Tuscaloosa, AL.  One of the supporters carried a home-made sign that said, “Got Habeas Corpus?”.  An older gentleman there questioned me about the sign, wanting to know why she was carrying it.  As I began to explain the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act, he became increasingly angry and beligerant, claiming that those acts were only to be used for military combatants, and that we believed in “aiding and abetting the enemy” if we didn’t agree with those acts.  He refused to even listen to the fact that the acts were not limited as he believed and that US citizens were just as vulnerable.

Well, I hate to say, “I told you so”, but if he was here, I’d say, “I told you so.”

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