typemismatch wrote:re:"are being abused to jail citizens" - can you back that up?
Sure, there was a story a few months back about a teenager in the UK whom was charged with violating the Terrorism Act of 200 for possessing "The Anarchists Cookbook".
In the US, all you need to do is read the Patriot Act and the Real I.D. Act, if that doesn't make you shudder, then nothing will.
We don't know how many citizens have been charged under the Patriot Act, because the federal government doesn't have to disclose those charged. It's a matter of national security, ya know.