Our problem today is that we are still fighting the "Cold War" with an enemy that cannot reciprocate. Unfortunately it is inevitable that we as a country we as humans look at each other and are afraid that they might be the enemy within. We are a nation of innovators, we are not a nation of tyrants. Perhaps the patriot act is a necessity considering the The Mestic enemy and the foreign and Emmy. But to have such a grueling and controlling laws that are too easy to hide. Only a righteous and infallible human being can use laws like the patriot act unfortunately such a human does not exist nor would I feel he'd choose to remove so much. Checks and balances maybe?