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    I would encourage all of you to post the following in your blogs:

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    The flag should never be displayed with the union down,
    except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

    --THE FLAG CODE, Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10, § 176 (a).
    As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress, approved July 7, 1976.</center>
    I am posting this on my LiveJournal in opposition to The Patriot Act, which represents an extreme danger to the life, property and liberty of all persons living in the United States.

    In particular, I am doing this in response to The US House of Representatives voting to make PERMANENT provisions of the PATRIOT Act that violate our human rights, civil rights, and Constitutional rights. Rather than extend the sunset clause, such falsely-so-called patriots as Sensenbrenner are claiming that the answer to violating our rights is leadership, not sunset clauses. Are we to assume that the GOP would have had the leadership to repeal odious parts of the Assault Weapon Ban? In fact, this argument flies in the face of reality. Congress does what is politically expedient, with few exceptions.

    We can do something to stop this: the US Senate hasn't voted on this yet. Call your Senators right now at 1-866-SOB-U-SOB and tell them to vote against making permanent any provision of the PATRIOT Act. Tell them that you will contribute money to their opponents if they vote for making these provisions permanent. Act now, because they could very well vote on it today.

    Post to your own blogs and spread the word! (Original HTML code here).

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