Would you know if the PATRIOT Act was being used against you?

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If you knew how the PATRIOT Act was being used against you– you’d be “stunned.” So say two Senate Democrats who sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee. On Thursday, Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall called on the Justice Department to make public just how the government is interpreting section 215 of the PATRIOT Act – which authorizes secret surveillance operations on U.S. citizens – and allows law-enforcement to obtain “tangible things” like library records, business documents, or internet searches.

As the Senators said, the government has a, “obligation to be transparent with the public.” The massive, fear-driven security state complex created by Bush and Cheney after 9/11 created the Patriot Act. And it’s time for us as Americans to stop being afraid – and start demanding protections of our First and Fourth Amendment rights.

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