To his credit, Rep. Ron Paul (http://www.house.gov/paul/) was the lone member of the House financial services committee to vote against the "anti-terrorism" bill.
Here is Congressman Paul's statement:
Mr. Chairman, the so-called Financial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001
(HR 3004) has more to do with the ongoing war against financial privacy than with the war against international terrorism.
Of course, the federal government should take all necessary and constitutional actions to enhance the ability of law enforcement to locate and seize funds flowing to known terrorists and their front groups.
For example, America should consider signing more mutual legal assistance treaties with its allies so we can more easily locate the assets of terrorists and other criminals.
Unfortunately, instead of focusing on reasonable measures aimed at
enhancing the ability to reach assets used to support terrorism, HR 3004 is a laundry list of dangerous, unconstitutional power grabs.