USA Patriot Act

As the Patriot Act winds down today a special session meets to try to save it. But consider:

Why is Congress so concerned about extending the Patriot Act, yet so unconcerned about securing the borders?

Terrorists don't need to contact American citizens by phone when they can just walk across the border.

The juxtaposition of these two positions is striking.

We already had laws in place before the Patriot Act that allowed for government agencies to collect phone information on potential criminals and threats to national security.

Isn't that what a warrant is for?

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