First Day without Patriot Act Warrantless Search & No Terrorists Attack: Why?
It is the first full day since the U.S. Senate allowed the bulk warrantless search capabilities of Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act to expire. Mind you, the U.S. government still has surveillance powers. The U.S. government can still obtain the phone records, e-mails and other communications of any citizen. Its agents just need to go to a judge now and get a warrant. With a reason. You know, the standard of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
How can this be? What could possibly be keeping the invisible terrorist hordes at bay with warrantless search nullified?
The nation is grateful for the kind services of the Fairy Queen Columbina in its time of need. Keep up the good work, your Highness.