America's Unpatriotic Acts the Federal Government's Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights / Edition 1

America's Unpatriotic Acts the Federal Government's Violation of Constitutional and Civil Rights / Edition 1

by Walter M. M. Brasch
     
 

Within six weeks of 9/11, in a nation gripped by fear and hatred, Congress overwhelmingly approved the USA PATRIOT Act, drafted in secret by the Department of Justice. There was almost no debate, and few in Congress were given more than a few hours to read the 342-page document. In America’s Unpatriotic Acts, award-winning journalist and university

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Within six weeks of 9/11, in a nation gripped by fear and hatred, Congress overwhelmingly approved the USA PATRIOT Act, drafted in secret by the Department of Justice. There was almost no debate, and few in Congress were given more than a few hours to read the 342-page document. In America’s Unpatriotic Acts, award-winning journalist and university professor Walter M. Brasch looks not just at the effects of the PATRIOT Act upon the nation, but also at the innumerable civil rights violations conducted in the United States, as well as by the United States in foreign countries during the three years following 9/11.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820476087
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
231

Table of Contents

1'The system was blinking red'1
2Drafted under a cloak of secrecy4
3'A monstrous failure of justice'18
4'Treated in a cruel, inhumane and degrading manner'24
5'A perilous new course'50
6'Rounded up secretly, jailed secretly, deported secretly'62
7A need to raid nudie bars75
8'It's not the government's job'80
9'The most dangerous of all subversions'90
10'An allergy to any kind of legal restraint'128
11The 'ambiguous' administration133
12Creating cutesy names for programs that reduce civil liberties141
13'The Constitution is ours - not just his'154
14'Affirm and uphold civil rights and civil liberties'159
App. 1Congressional bills to amend or repeal specific parts of the USA Patriot Act175
App. 2Congressional bills to enhance the USA Patriot Act179
App. 3Major national organizations opposing certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act182

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