Tuesday, January 03, 2006
The Patriot Act, which gave dictatorial powers to top U.S. officials after 9/11, has been extended for six months. That was a compromise between those who wanted it to expire and those who wanted to make it permanent. Citing the act, in defense of his illegal, unwarranted, domestic spying, Mr. Bush repeated his rationalization that the safety of U.S. citizens justifies the suspension of civil liberties. Founding Father Patrick Henry, a true patriot, would disagree.