While most of you are busy working, paying bills, tweeting, on Facebook, and Instagram, you should ask yourself what is the Patriot Act for dummies? Probably most Americans don’t have a clue what is going on right here in the United States of America, when it comes to our privacy and rights.
The PATRIOT Act has been passed and impact each and every one of our lives in a very serious way. Our freedom and privacy has been taken away for more security and surveillance. The PATRIOT Act was passed into law by president George W. Bush on October 26, 2001, 6 weeks after the 9/11 attacks. The U.S Patriot Act stands for “The Uniting and Strengthening America By Providing Appropriate Tools required to intercept and obstruct Terrorism”.
While the act was supposedly put into action to protect the U.S citizens of terrorist and fear, it is actually 342 pages long of acts of your privacy and rights being taken away by the PATRIOT Act. Furthermore with the U.S PATRIOT act the government can tap your phone lines if they suspect you are terrorists. In addition the government can search your home with no search warrant and without you being home. Also they can look through your computer, collect information, and listen to calls on law abiding citizens.
The NSA or National Security Agency collects information on just about every citizen in America. They collect phone call data and text data. The government knows what you read online and what websites you visit. They know when you are going on a trip, if you are traveling via a plane or train and how long you will be gone. In addition they can access your email accounts, contacts and collect metadata. Your every move can be tracked my smart phones and 2/3 of Americans have smart phones. The government can access your credit card records and go through your purchases. Almost all of this is done without a warrant or without you knowing.
In conclusion the PATRIOT Act for you dummies MEANS YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS or PRIVACY! Almost all your rights and privacy have been eliminated due to the PATRIOT Act. The PATRIOT Act means you are now under full surveillance 24 hours a day, because maybe YOU could be a terrorist.
Don’t agree with everything Bernie Sanders says, but he was right on point about the Patriot Act!
Listen To Bernie Sanders speak on the U.S PATRIOT Act
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