How Patriotic

Not satisfied with trampling all over the individual liberties and constitutional rights of American citizens (not to mention foreign detainees) in the last couple of years with the Partiot Act and the Orwellian-nightmare-come-true Ministry of Homeland Security – IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH, WAR IS PEACE – Bush is at it again with a sequel to the bestselling Partiot Act. However as this NY Times article makes clear, this time round not so many Americans are allowing their panic over terrorism to blind them to the threat this represents to them. Thank goodness he’s not going to get it all his own way this time. Alas, over here in old Blighty you just know David ‘Gestapo’ Blunkett is licking his lips over the thought of some of those powers to arrest without charge or trail and to seize you personal records without a court order…