Americans Split on Feds Listening In

The debate over the future of the antiterror Patriot Act . . . reflects growing unease on the part of some Americans – including senators, both Republican and Democrat – over how individual rights are handled during wartime. When Congress reconvenes in January, both issues will return to the foreground. But it is the newly revealed eavesdropping program that has captured more public attention of late. (Christian Science Monitor, Thursday)

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

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