POSTED: 26 February 2006 - 9:00am

Last chance to stop the unraveling of freedom

Well, I don't have to worry about monsters under my bed anymore.
Cartoon by Clay Bennet in the Christian Science Monitor

by Linda Pascatore on 26 February 2006

Last week, after months of debate, some key legislators cut a deal with the White House to reauthorize the Patriot Act without making the most important changes needed to protect our civil liberties.

The White House refused to negotiate in good faith on the most important civil liberties and privacy protections, namely requiring that any records sought be about a suspected foreign terrorist or an American conspiring with terrorists. The reauthorization bill fails to include these and other critical protections.

Senators Feingold, Bingaman and Leahy are attempting to add amendments that would help fix key problems with the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act must not be reauthorized unless these important changes are made to protect our freedoms.

Call your Senators right now and tell them to support the amendments offered by Senator Feingold and others to fix the Patriot Act.

For more information on illegal government spying on US citizens, check out the webcast of a National Town Hall discussion sponsored by the ACLU at

US Senator from Hawaii:
Senator Daniel Akaka
Honolulu Office
Prince Kuhio Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 3-106
Box 50144
 Washington Office
Honolulu, HI 96850
141 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-6361

US Senator from Hawaii:
Senator Daniel Inouye
Honolulu Office
Prince Kuhio Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm. 7-212
Honolulu HI 96850
Washington Office
722 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3934

see also:
Island Breath: Re-Upping Patriot Act
Island Breath: Patriot Act Impact
Island Breath: Threat to Freedom

Island Breath: Little Gitmo in NYC