Monday, September 29, 2008
House Leadership Declares "Martial Law"
Librarians fondly remember the Section 215 gifts they received from the "Patriot(sic) Act" in October 2001. The "Patriot(sic) Act" was printed the night before it was presented to Congress and passed with very little debate, thereby allowing friendly FBI agents access to library records.
Well the current "Bailout Bill" may include similar presents for us all, but because the House Leadership has declared "Martial Law" there will be no debate. A bill planning to spend over one half trillion dollars is being muscled through our legislature in a manner specifically designed to prevent legislative oversight.
If this concerns you, you may want to contact your representative and ask to read the bill before they vote upon it.