Imagine My Shock: FBI Misused Patriot Act
One of the most disappointing things that right wingers did these last few years is to roll over on civil liberties. I might be naive but I always assumed there was an element of true belief in the conservative tenet of the rights of the individual and getting government off our backs. Unfortunately, it turned out to be just more talking points such as "Extramarital affairs are unacceptable" and "Support the troops."
If the conservative movement was genuine the impeachment of President Bush would have come from the right wing. Instead, they were too busy cuddling up to the federal government. They were willing to give over our civil liberties in exchange for a feeling of safety. They acted like little kids who just wanted Dick Cheney to stop scaring them, to tuck them in at night, and then tell them everything was fine.
Any liberal expressions of concern that the Patriot Act was dangerous to our freedoms were met with calls of, "You terrorist appeasing traitor", and the dumbest thing of all, "If you haven't done anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about." Well, folks, here's an article about the FBI misusing the Patriot Act. To all the right wing suck-ups out there who snuggled up to Big Daddy in the government, congratulations. While you were trembling in fear of terrorism, you were actually selling out the greatest country in the world. Way to go.
BREITBART.COM - Justice Dept.: FBI Misused Patriot Act