A paradigm shift is underway on a global scale. The United States is beginning to deescalate its active military presence in the Middle East.
I want to make you aware of an urgent opportunity that these actions present to the people of the United States. It is of utmost importance for the sake of our civil liberties that we demand the reversal of emergency war powers granted to government agencies in response to the 9/11 attacks. We were complacent and forgot the oldest facet of government, demand an inch and steal a mile.
Edward Snowden revealed in 2012 that the patriot act was responsible for allowing government agencies to engage in sweeping surveillance on not just suspected terrorists, but any US citizen as well. Spying on Americans has always been explicitly illegal but it was done anyways as a means to an end. It continues to be done and has been lied about repeatedly for years. When do we learn not to trust these people? It is time to demonstrate
The patriot act was renewed and updated in 2019. It will not automatically disappear once we leave the Middle East. So this is the point… We have to demand that it is repealed or significantly rewritten immediately or we could lose the opportunity to demand our rights back forever. There will always be a reason for them to keep the law in place. It is time to demonstrate.
We need to take a stand now to powerfully demand back the rights that were never the congress’ right to suspend in the first place. They will always have another bullshit boogie man reason why they SHOULD keep this bill as it is. There is no longer a justification for many of the measures in that bill. It is time to demonstrate.
They can keep what is important in terms of banking standards and such things outlined in the bill. But the spying, the secret courts, and other war powers must be removed from the bill to restore the inalienable rights of the United States citizenry. It is time to demonstrate.