While responding to some typically ignorant leftist lout on the Evangelial outpost, I came across another article on FrontPage from someone who actually knows something about the Patriot Act, what it does and doesn't do. The Patriot Act is the great bogeyman of the left, supposedly giving sweeping powers to the dark lord John Ashcroft to look into their most private dealings. Of course no one really knows anything about the Patriot Act, merely that they are against it. The liberal elite don't like it so it must be bad. How typical of liberal pseudo-intellectuals that they don't know the first thing about the Patriot Act, have never read it and yet feel qualified to pass judgement on it.
The authors, Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer (one a lawyer and one a law professor) write:
This difficulty creates a knowledge vacuum, allowing Leftists to spew inflammatory and highly misleading anti-Act rhetoric in an effort to galvanize opposition to the Act.