It reminds me a bit of the ICBM missiles that are called "Peacekeepers". Nothing about that missile is peaceful...not a darn thing. It's built to kill thousands or millions of people...not bring peace. Again, marketing genius.
Perhaps the key to the "Patriot Act" is that it's really an act. It's not genuinely patriotic, it simply is playing a part that is extremely distant from it's true character.