Purple Public - The Political Voice For Moderate Americans

Patriot Act Problems and Solutions

Benjamin Franklin quote

The "Patriot Act" was put in place after 9/11 under the pretense of fighting terrorism. Unfortunately, the "Patriot Act" clearly violates many parts of the United States Constitution related to the personal privacy of every American citizen.

Americans tend not to question the "Patriot Act" very much because they are told it is only being used to protect them against terrorism. However, Americans should be very careful when it comes to giving the government to much power to pry into their personal lives.

Benjamin Franklin was famously quoted as saying:

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

While the "Patriot Act" may have been well intentioned, it should be noted that history is littered with political figures using fear as a tool to gain more power at the cost of personal freedoms.

Solution: The "Patriot Act" should be repealed because it violates the United States Constitution, and it gives the government to much power, to spy on American citizens, that goes unchecked.