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)
from The Old Bachelor, act v. sc. 1.
Contact your representatives and ask for an annulment!
If that's not enough to inspire you, check out Cowtown Pattie's more reasoned argument.
and if that's not enough to convince you, then how about this:
Bush Secretly Lifted Some Limits on Spying in U.S. After 9/11, Officials Say
By James Risen and Eric Lichtblau, The New York Times, 12/15/05
Critics of Patriot Act Gaining Momentum in Senate
By Richard B. Schmitt, Los Angeles Times, 12/16/05