Since 9/11, there have been a number of laws passed, including the USA PATRIOT Act and its successor, the more recent Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the currently being debated Protect America Act, not to mention the executive orders handed down by the Bush administration. It should be readily apparent that these pieces of legislation and executive orders have less to do with protecting America than they do with gathering powers to Executive branch and undermining the Constitution, all under the guise of "national security". It is also readily apparent that these powers usurp the constitutionally established separation of powers thus undermining the checks and balances which protect the democratic process in this country. My question then, is this..."How is supporting and defending the Constitution by seeking to roll back or limit these attempts to undermine said document, incompatible with supporting and defending the Constitution?" After all, absent the Constitution, there is no America.