Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Patriots Act!

It's time that each citizen be sure
How we act as to 'search' and to 'seizure:'
When rights are erased
By Congress, in haste,
We get to repent it at leisure!

"Married in haste, we may repent at leisure."
- William Congreve (1670-1729)
English dramatist
from The Old Bachelor, act v. sc. 1.

We are not yet married to this terrible breach of civil liberties.
Contact your representatives now!

'Secret' Senate meeting on Patriot Act
The Christian Science Monitor, 6/6/05

Pruning the Patriot Act
The Boston Globe, 6/8/05

1 comment:

Brother Kenya said...

If only dumping this damn thing were as easy as a Haitian divorce... Sheesh!

Great stuff, LS. And alluding to Congreve, no less...