Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Bush expands Patriot Act Powers

The Bush Administration is quietly implementing the Patriot Act II through individual pieces of legislation rather than through a unified bill, according to Wired magazine.

While it is startling that this new law allows the FBI to obtain financial records upon demand without a subpoena or any showing of cause, what I think is more disturbing is the way this administration refuses to discuss these important issues publicly.

Here's another article on the topic from the San Antonio Current which points out the last time Bush signed a bill on a Saturday was more than a year ago.

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