I was talking to a friend of mine, and he said something to the effect of, "The constitution doesn't apply anymore- the patriot act, man!" I thought about it, and realized I didn't know anything ABOUT the patriot act, and when I asked him what he meant, it became clear that he didn't either. What's so bad about the patriot act? Do you think Obama was right to seek extension of several of its provisions? Obama seeks Patriot Act extensions - Washington Times I've heard about how terrible it is for years, but now that I've looked into it some, it doesn't appear to be the boogyman that people have made it out to be. What are your thoughts?