The PATRIOT Act was all about stopping terrorism, right? We were told that special provisions that ate away at our civil liberties were needed specifically to catch dangerous terrorists — and that the reason for such an abdication of our rights had nothing to do with simply giving the government more useful surveillance powers.
Aaron DeOliveira points us to a fascinating chart that shows how often law enforcement has been using “sneak-and-peek” warrants. These warrants let officials search private property without letting the target of the investigation know. Again, we were told that these expanded powers were needed to stop terrorism. So what have they been used for? Take a look:
Yup. They’re all pretty much being used in drug cases. Now some might make the argument that it’s important to go after drug dealers — but that’s not how the PATRIOT Act was supposed to be used.
Chaos in America: 40 States on High-Alert!
Something scary is happening right here in America. If you live in one of the 40 states highlighted in blue — it’s critical you pay close attention. As NPR reports, a vehement new movement “is showing signs of taking root across the map.” When you see this shocking interview you’ll see exactly what’s going on and why this quickly developing movement will soon devastate millions of unprepared Americans. Fair warning: This material is very controversial.