A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Security Enhancement Act 2003, Also Known as Patriot Act II Important note on Patriot Act I Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) told the Washington Times that no member of Congress was allowed to read the first Patriot Act that was passed by the House on October 27, 2001. The first Patriot Act was universally decried by civil libertarians and Constitutional scholars from across the political spectrum. William Safire, while writing for the New York Times, described the first Patriot Act's powers by saying that President Bush was seizing dictatorial control. http://www.infowars.com/print_patriotact2_analysis.htm Read on folks, form your own opinions. Heading down the slippery slope to a Fascist state.?