My Take: Facing the truth about the Patriot Act. And who’s the blame? Hint: All Americans must look in the mirror.

Posted: June 6, 2013 in African American Stories and Viewpoints, Commentary by all means, Decision Factors, Editorial, Local, My Special Commentary, News and politics
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The Patriot Act.

One of the ongoing effects that continues to hinder our liberties and freedoms in terms of our communication.

Back in 2001, as most of us remember after September 11th, George W. Bush, signed into law the Patriot Act that allows our government to tap in to our phone calls, emails, and many forms of communication. Even also our phone records. And it was geared to be around one thing: The safety of our country. Many of us thought it was a wise thing. But if that’s the case, why is that most folks NOW are mad at the decision that was made by Bush 43? And yes here comes the blame on Obama. Partially, that shouldn’t be on the current President. The issue I am raising is the ongoing rant against Verizon Wireless. The National Security Agency or the NSA, under the Federal Court Order that phone records, no matter if it was to your mama or your doctor or best gambling bookie down the street, will be turned over to the US Government.

And again. I dare to ask, why are we angry at this?

I have an answer: We are allowing it to happen!


All this madness stuff really started and should be blamed on the Bush Administration. They are ones who had the idea, and they are the ones to blame way before President Obama got the chair. And plus, every single American whether you like it not, shares the blame also because most of us backed it up. This also reminds me when Bill Maher always talked about and ranted on George W. Bush in which he pushed through laws and regulations. Yes he was the genesis of the “Bush Attitude” of making wars happen, torture, deregulation, tax breaks for the rich in all. This was your boy Republicans, and you know it.

Now comes the Patriot Act of 2001, and over the years that Act was like an invasion of privacy. Of course it was about safety. But that’s not it. That act was more like a mere barrier. And now the Government wants phone records? And many of are mad at this? We should be mad because I think were the ones that didn’t stop it. Or sort of like putting word of Explicit Language in music. Oh yes, it’s about Freedom Of Speech and Expression. BUT, why is it still available? That because we allow it to happen! Notice the difference? Like the quote from Spider-Man’s uncle Ben used to say, “with great power, comes great responsibility.” Does that ring a bell? Where’s the great responsibility of the Patriot Act, America? I have another quote for you and it’s a bit old school: Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.

Does this Sound familiar?

Who didn’t voted for the Patriot Act? Two words: Russ Feingold.

Remember him Wisconsin? The guy that was dethroned by RoJo, aka Ron Johnson? Take a look at the footage and judge for yourself.


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