Your Liberty - not at all secure

As if "little" degredations of your liberty "because of 9/11" arn't enough, there's the "UK Patriot Act". The StateWatch editor said:

"This is Britain's Patriot Act. The powers available to the state would be truly draconian. Cities could be sealed off, travel bans introduced and all telecommunications cut off. Demonstrations could be banned and the news media be made subject to censorship. New offences against the state could be "created" by government decree. At a stroke democracy could be replaced by totalitarianism"

Be incredibly scared. I suppose the small mercy is it's not called the "patriot act" ;-)

Submitted by coofercat on Tue, 2003-12-02 21:02