1. Patriot Act – The War on Civil Liberties (1/3)
A brief history of the Patriot Act, showing the many deceptions brought in by the Bush Administration, including: requesting total secrecy form public input and swapping at the last moment, the original Bill that Congress agreed to sign, with one manipulated by the Administration. The Administration’s version of the Bill contained unconstitutional provisions that had been rejected earlier by Congress.Regardless, Congress rushed to pass an, otherwise, unread Bill which sought to greatly expand all federal law enforcement powers — far beyond their intended means. Hence, America would later discover that the Patriot Act had little, if anything, to do with fighting the actual “war on terror” and much more to do with bypassing the civil protections, granted under the US Constitution.
2. Patriot Act – Ethnic Cleansing Begins (2/3)
Remember when Hitler started rounding-up Jews? A similar nightmare took place in America, as the Patriot Act triggered an ethnic cleansing spree of government hate-crimes, amidst the panic of 9/11.
3. Patriot Act – US Citizen Jailed Without Evidence (3/3)
The story of one US Citizen who was wrongfully detained without charges and later sentenced to jail without evidence. It is just one of the many examples of scapegoats produced by the ideological-hatred, indifference and incompetence reflected in both the ‘under-the-table’ Congressional agendas and the Bush Administration’s controversial Patriot Act.