“My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.”
~ Barack Obama
Feeling as he does, based on his above statement it is inconceivable that he would sign legislation extending the Patriot Act as it currently is. But he did. To add insult to injury under his watch some of the questionable behaviors under George W have been maintained and in some cases expanded. There are even provisions of the Act that are secret. In theory, you could run afoul of the law without knowing what you shouldn’t have done. Don’t believe me? Check out this short video…