Because us pinko liberals told you this shit was going to go down. Check it:
WASHINGTON - Lawmakers expressed concern Sunday that the
FBI was aggressively pushing the powers of the anti-terrorist USA Patriot Act to access private phone and financial records of ordinary people.
"We should be looking at that very closely," said Sen. Joseph Biden..., D-Del., who is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "It appears to me that this is, if not abused, being close to abused."
Yes, Joe Public, they're coming for you. Dark skin or no. And, if you read on, you'll learn that some Republicans are also concerned.
Sen. Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record), R-Neb., a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, agreed, saying the government's expanded power highlights the risks of balancing national security against individual rights.
"It does point up how dangerous this can be," said Hagel, who appeared with Biden on ABC's "This Week."
Words like "danger" and "abuse" uttered bipartisanly sound some warning bells for me. I don't know about you, but I'm a smidge concerned.