I just got this in email and thought I'd share it with you guys. I know everyone's view on the PATRIOT Act varies but, whatever you believe, you have a right to know.
Did you hear that the PATRIOT Act is up for renewal? No? You're not alone: Apparently US intelligence services can still keep a secret.
Since it was passed almost a decade ago, some of the most noxious portions
of the PATRIOT Act have burrowed their way deep into our legal system. A
year ago, President Obama signed a bill extending three provisions of the
original PATRIOT Act; last week Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Michigan)
introduced legislation to extend them again.
Will you click here, and urge your elected officials to oppose the
reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act?
Together, the extended provisions make a mockery of our civil liberties:
They let government officials spy on whomever they want, for any reason,
without ever letting them know or giving them a chance to challenge the
order in court.
Enough is enough: Will you join us in demanding that Congress finally let
these provisions expire?
Just click here, and we'll automatically send a message to your
senator, representative, and President Obama.
Thanks for joining us in the effort to reclaim Americans' civil liberties.
-- The Demand Progress team