Yes, That’s When It Started…Publicly

It started with the 9/11 attacks. Within a week, Congress, including many liberals, gave the White House blanket authority to wage a war on the terrorists. A month after that, Congress passed the USA Patriot Act [A HUGE document that had obviously been prepared well in advance of 9/11], authorizing many anti-terrorism measure including expanded surveillance. By mid-November, the White House ordered creation of military tribunals to try terrorists who were not U.S. citizens.

http://www.alternet.org/news/155045/how_obama_became_a_civil_libertarian%27s_nightmare

 

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