The Disease is the PATRIOT act...
No, that's another symptom.
The disease is a far too large & powerful US Federal government that barely even pays lip-service to the Constitution and it's limits on government powers, if it's not outright publicly and blatantly mocked by those in office.
Large enough to build such a hugely expensive monstrosity, too powerful to be stopped by laws or Constitutional limitations, and able to use it's data to destroy anyone, including politicians supposedly in oversight, that don't "play along".
It's Big Brother powered by the data collection & computer analysis panopticon instead of a telescreen.
This can only result in a lot of blood and lives lost, no matter if the population revolts against or accepts it's new self-appointed masters and new societal paradigms or not. And, no matter who finally triumphs.
Either way, the camps and the mass graves will be filled. If history is any indicator, I think it's far too late at this point to walk this back without a fight. It's also a sure bet that huge numbers of people will be imprisoned/killed if the government keeps going in this direction.
It's whether or not the camps and mass graves last for weeks/months/years with an eventual victory for the people, or decades/centuries/millennia of suffering & death that will be historic in size and scope, that will be decided by whether or not people now decide to stand up and remove the criminals by whatever means necessary and strip the government of a large portion of it's power and wealth, and scrap the panopticon.