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Dump the Patriot Act

Dear Editor:Thousands of people across America will be calling Congress this week to speak out against the expansion of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act imposes restrictions on freedom that no democracy should ever tolerate. We need concerned citizens to stop the government from stripping away our rights in the guise of safety.People across the country have made clear their opposition to the Patriot Act. Hundreds of communities and seven states have passed resolutions against the Patriot Act. Congress has a duty to listen to the people.There are significant flaws in the Patriot Act, flaws that threaten your fundamental freedoms by giving the government the power to access your medical records, tax records, information about the books you buy or borrow, all without probable cause. It also gives the government the power to obtain a special “sneak and peek” search warrant to break into your home and conduct secret searches without telling you for weeks, months or indefinitely. The Patriot Act needs to be removed, not expanded.Cliff HughesGlenwood Springs

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