Who cares about the Patriot Act? Apparently not dkos or the Democratic party.
Bilmon has always been a little hysterical.
What does some bonehead peon like Sociatus know?
This, as the saying goes, is a limited opportunity. Congress will vote to renew and possibly expand the Patriot Act today, tomorrow or early next week. This will all be over long before Roberts has a hearing, before Fitzgerald finishes his investigation.
If Congress renews or expands Section 215, as they seem intent on doing, you can kiss the 4th Amendment good-bye. (More details here and here). What two World Wars and a Civil War could not accomplish, al-Qaeda and the cowardly leadership of George Bush will.
Whatever you do, don't call Congress
And email is such a bother. Don't email Hillary. It's much more important for Hillary to improve her warmonger credentials for the 2008 election. Gotta be tough on terrorism, don't you know. Can't fret about civil liberties. Wouldn't be prudent.