You give the goverment a little room and they will start eroding our freedom and rights as americans little by little until eventually the worst possible reality sets in for americans were we will be a prisoner in our own country. But hasn't that already started with the patriot act just after the 9/11/01 incident. I mean think about it and you will realize that we don't need stuff like the patriot act, all we need to do is step up security without treading on americans rights, it is plain and simple that old fashion investigating will solve. Any country is vulnerable to attack no matter what laws or acts are put in place. If say a country like china wanted to attack the usa the patriot act is not going to stop them or deter them at all. I was born in the united states of america, I have never ever been even related to any terrorism whatsoever and the government has the gall to think that they have a right to invade my privacy for no reason at all, and then shove the patriot act in my face to excuse them from treading on my freedoms as an american, that is ridiculous and inexcusable. It seems to me the patriot act is not patriotic at all, it is the exact opposite of what the term "patriot" implies. The definition: patriot- One who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority and interests. Last I checked this country is for the people and all their interests like freedom and american rights. Not the government and all their interests or a military state like it has been. The people are the ones that should be running the government, not the government running the people like it has been. Remember What Jesus Christ said: " A kingdom against itself cannot exist" , this could be applied to the situation that the u.s.a is in right now, were the u.s.a is against itself by some that are treading over what the u.s.a stands for at it's very cornerstone foundations. The moment a country ceases to be what it stands for, it ceases being that country.