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Inspired by Justin’s ema

Inspired by Justin’s email to Senator Edwards, I just fired off one of my own in response to the news that Senator Orrin Hatch has introduced legislation to eliminated the “sunset” date of the Patriot Act.

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Dear Senator Edwards,

It has come to my attention today that there is a measure within the congress to make the PATRIOT act a standing piece of legislature and remove the sunset date. This is appalling news, and I must say that as an opponent of the PATRIOT act from day one it concerns me greatly. In the post-9/11 US, it seems that individual liberties and freedoms are being eroded in the name of national security, when in fact it is those liberties and freedoms that make this country great.

As a librarian, I see myself as a defender of these freedoms of privacy and speech.

I oppose the so called “PATRIOT II”, I oppose the extension or elimination of the sunset date for PATRIOT, and I believe that it is time that the government stop reacting to world events with a campaign of fear, uncertainty and doubt.

Thank you,

Jason Griffey

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