July 14, 2005

Patriot Act II - heating up in Congress. ACT NOW!

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

-- Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Its getting ugly in congress! With all of this noise over Karl Rove committing treason, the new Supreme Court vacancies, missing white girls in Aruba, Space shuttles, London bombers, and Tom Cruise... we better not loose focus on the Patriot Act II.

Florida Democratic candidate for congress Frank Gonzalez suggested this CATO Institute link on the subject. They posted the following:

"The PATRIOT Act already gives government too much power to spy on ordinary Americans, but things could get far worse. Congress is considering adding a broad new investigative power, known as the administrative subpoena, that would allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to gain access to anyone's financial, medical, employment and even library records without approval from a judge and even without the target knowing about it. Members of Congress should block this disturbing provision from becoming law," according to an editorial in the New York Times.

Luckily the good folks at the ACLU already have an online form you can use to automatically notify your senators and your representative on this issue. Click here to take action, it only takes 2 minutes and it will get your voice heard. Tell a friend, a neighbor, anyone... stay focused and keep the government from spying on us!


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