The White House is pressuring Congress to reauthorize a new version of the Patriot Act that is worse than the original law and doesn't include needed reforms. This could come before the Senate as soon as today, December 15.
A bipartisan group of senators have agreed to fight the Patriot Act –- by filibuster if necessary.
This is a huge moment. Senators from both parties are standing together to protect freedom and liberty -- and they’re ready to fight. Can you sign this petition to show them and the rest of the Senate that you support filibustering this bad bill? The Patriot Act has to be stopped until it includes reforms.
This is what I said --
> Every time I hear about the mis-named USA PATRIOT Act, I want > to cry. > > This is not the way my country works. > > This is not what the Founding Parents intended, wanted, or > dreamed of. > > This is worse than much of the worst of the days of Stalin's > USSR, of Nazi Germany, of Franco's Spain -- and I do not mean > any of this as hyperbole. > > The events of September 11, 2001, were horrific, and we should > strive to prevent recurrence -- but this legislation doesn't > deliver, and should not be passed again, without *significant* > reworking. > > I urge, I plead, I beg -- do anything you can to prevent this > misguided bundle of power-grabs from becoming the legacy of > those who died for this country -- including those victims on > September 11, whether US citizens or otherwise. > > Bring my country back.
Go say what you feel.