Re: 702 of FISA
9/11 was 17 years ago. It's time the hysteria it engendered is put to rest
The PATRIOT Act would have happened one way or another. Because it is fundamentally anti-democratic, it could not have passed in the normal course of legislative business. It required a crisis so that it could be enacted without examination or debate, and skeptics could be shouted down as unpatriotic.