The Patriot Act
inhibits future threats (and drug trafficking)
protect national security
Not only did it (^), it was also somewhat secretive in that when questioned specific tools used in providing, the department of justice is able to say "it may risk national security"
was a long plan but the justice department to favor the law enforcement,
violates civil liberties
Media bias explained
Although enacted a month and 10 days after the dismal occurrence of 9/11, the decison made was still too impulsive and the majority of congress had not read the entire 100+ page document that gave specific rules and guidelines as to how they would enforce the laws. Some normal civilians could easily refute the extended power the law provided for law enforcement, since it is clearly state in the thesis, "to provide appropriate tools to intercept and obstruct terrorism."
(needs second view- protect national security)
the workings of the american government