The Bill of Rights is Non-Negotiable

Cities across the country are telling the Bush administration that fighting terrorism shouldn't mean forfeiting our civil rights. From Berkeley and Boulder to Denver and Detroit, 22 cities representing more than 3.5 million people have passed resolutions calling for the repeal of portions of the USA-PATRIOT and Homeland Security acts. And 70 other cities have similar proposals in the works. To see if yours is one of them (or to find tools you can use to start such a movement in your town), visit the website of the nonprofit Bill of Rights Defense Committee. Here in Minneapolis, visit the Minneapolis Bill of Rights Defense Committee website to learn more. Ben Franklin was onto something when he wrote in 1759, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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