Has anyone read it? I mean all of it. The whole thing. I saw in another thread where some posters believe that no basic freedoms have been curtailed by the Patriot Act. Maybe you forgot to read these: **The government has the right to tap your phone, without your knowledge or permission. **If you use a computer at your work place, they normally keep records. The government has a right to request any correspondence. Once again, without your knowledge or consent. **If you check out a library book or purchase a book, the government has a right to the records. **If you are deemed a "threat," your home, vehicle and/or person can be legally searched without a warrant. **The government can deem you a "threat to security" (i.e. an "enemy combatant") and arrest you without further cause. You can be held without representation. Your family and friends will not be notified, and are not even allowed to inquire. **The government has the right to restrict your travel (i.e. the "no fly list") for any reason they deem appropriate. As you see, it involves more than just taking off your shoes at the airport.