Interesting fact: the law that allowed the NSA to increase its surveillance operations in the name of fighting terrorism is officially called the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.
The shortened form is U.S.A.P.A.T.R.I.O.T.
Nothing demands that we call it the "Patriot Act".
I have always called it the USA Traitor Act. The fact that they managed to get this 132-page monstrosity written and passed into law 6 weeks after 9/11 is yet another bit of evidence that the whole thing was an inside job.