The bad guys who supposedly "hate America for our freedoms" just got a massive victory, handed to them by the House. Changing our laws and giving more absolute power to the federal government is acknowledging that "the terrorists are winning the war." In actuality, it is a rogue element within the U.S. military/government power structure that is the REAL terrorist syndicate.
But this group, who set the ball rolling with the 9/11 False Flag attack on America on behalf of the NeoCons, and then gave the excuse that were we attacked "because they hate our freedoms" were ironically correct; in passing all the anti-American measures that have happened since 9/11, now allowing Big Government to spy on citizens without a warrant, the NeoCons (as well as the weasel appeasers in the House and Senate) have proved that they really do hate America and its freedoms.
If a "terrorist group" can get America to change its laws, then they've won. A lapdog (i.e. WEAK) legislative branch, in cowering to the terrorists, has handed EVEN MORE power to the executive branch. Despite being at risk of invoking Godwin's Law here, one can safely say that the entire course of events since 9/11 is reminiscent of Germany in the 1930s.