I was going to say, about the only people who support the Patriot Act are;
1) People deathly loyal to the Bush administration
2) People who are in law enforcement
3) People who are employed by a government agency
I think most reasonable people are all for the FBI, CIA and other alphabet soup agencies being able to track bad guys and to thwart terror plots. They have always had this ability, they didn't need the Patriot Act.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be voilated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Warrantless searches aren't necessary. We don't need to shred our Bill of Rights to catch bad guys. Why do you want warrantless searches jbaraga?
Yes, the Patriot Act does
trample our Constitutional Rights, read the 4th Amendment I've quoted above. I can't believe any American would be so willing, and motivated only by fear, to surrender the very rights our ancestors fought and died to grant us. It turns my stomach to think there are people out there who would so frivolously, and without a second thought, shred our Constitutionally protected rights. And what for? Because they're scared the boogie man will get them if they don't lay down 200 year old rights?
We made it 200 years without needing to shred our Constitution... I don't think a terror attack in 2001 is justification for doing it now.