The United States Congress has severely encroached on Americans’ civil liberties and constitutional rights with its post-9/11 adoption of the contentious Patriot Act, says writer and radio host Stephen Lendman.
“The Patriot Act in fact was written many months before the 9/11 event that made it possible for the Congress nearly unanimously to pass this police-state act,” Lendman said on Sunday in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk.
“There has never been in the U.S. a piece of legislation from the Congress more repressive, more in violation of the U.S. Constitution, more in violation of anything America claims to stand for,” he added.
He also said that the provisions stipulated in the amendments of the bill of rights were put in place to serve the U.S. aristocracy and not the people.
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