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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

There is a huge misconception about this one. Many people mistakenly seem to think the purpose of making the law's name into the acronym USA PATRIOT was intended as a reference to patriotism. In fact, it is a reference to the Patriot missile system and intended as a signal that Raytheon is a preferred provider of military hardware to the US Army (USA).