It’s all local
Anne wants us know know that the Patriot Act battle is fought locally.
Many believe the hastily-passed USA PATRIOT act (“Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism”) unnecessarily undermines our civil liberties under the guise of combating terrorism. Rather than waiting for the federal government to change, some communities are opting to take stands against the act:
Resolutions against the act have passed in liberal college towns such as Ann Arbor, Mich., and in larger cities such as Philadelphia. Even traditionally conservative Oklahoma City passed a resolution.
Some are doing more and are outright defying the law — Arcata, of the famous Arcata Eye Police Log, is one of the better-known examples of this kind of civil disobediance.