Since you either a)lack the ability to, or b)are too lazy to conduct 5 seconds of independent research that might awaken your oblivious mind, here are a mere 3 links that will give you some insight as to how the Unpatriot Act is being abused. Of course, this is all 'alleged'.:dis: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/07/21/attack/main564189.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_PATRIOT_Act#Alleged_abuses_under_the_USA_PATRIOT_Act http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=17920&c=206 Since you claim to be a Libertarian, here is a search conducted on a Libertarian think-tank website for articles pertaining to Unpatriot Act abuses. Careful, you might learn something! Ooooook, now you haven't exactly explained how they make the distinction betweeen YOU and CRIMINALS. And you are dead wrong, the government has a desire for information of all individuals, not just criminals. I'll reiterate; it makes exertion of control an easier task. Even if those laws would have done absolutely nothing in the way of preventing 9/11, huh? Riiiiiight. It's flattering that you think that I made up this conspiracy, but here's a newsflash for you: this ain't nothing new. And I'm not going to rehash what's already been covered. It's not my problem if you're a slow learner. The last thing I need from you is a lesson in anything. Maybe you are the kind of person that things on here personally. But frankly, I am above that.