What's the difference between a Democrat, and a Republican?<quoted text>
Yes it was.
Wasn't it a REPUBLICAN administration that created, passed and signed into law the "Patriot Act which allows the same damned thing?
70 YEARS later?
Answer: There is none, and there hasn't been one since Hoover, if not actually longer.
It's the same way here in the UK, where Labor, and the Tories are one and the same.
People are hoodwinked into believing that there's a difference, and so they keep voting as if there really were a difference.