The number of acts bearing the name patriot is become a little bit unnerving. This /. post was in regards to an act concerning software encryption. The rules about what type of encryption is allowed and the access that the government has to databases really has nothing to do with patriotism.
The fact that the proponents are misusing calls to patriotism is extremely worrisome. When oppressors want to take over, the language is the first thing to go.
For most of my life the far left had been the biggest threat...so it breaks my heart even more when the conservatives pull stunts like naming 9/11 Patriot Day.