Dear Senator _________,
As we now know, despite losing a measure for immediate passage the PATRIOT Act extension has been approved by a majority of representatives. I find it appalling not only that so many congressmen would vote to continue such a horrid infringement on the rights of U.S. citizens, but that this has gone on now for 9 years. Is there no one in our government who is willing to stand up for the rights of the citizens they were elected to serve?
There is little to no evidence that our country is actually safer 9 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, there are ample amounts of evidence indicating that we are much less free now than we were 10 years ago. You have the power to change that. Vote NO on extending the PATRIOT Act provisions. Restore a small amount of liberty to the our nation.
With the government continually expanding under the guise of service, Americans lose more and more freedom everyday. First it started with warrantless wiretaps granted by the initial PATRIOT Act. Then the Department of Homeland Security was unconstitutionally created to oversee something... to this day no one really knows what their purpose is other than to gobble up insane amounts of tax dollars and produce nothing but frustration and torment for the people they are supposedly protecting. The Travel Security Administration continues to make travel less secure, more difficult, and overall is a horribly run organization that provides no amount of "security."
If you truly value the lives and rights of your constituents in Florida, you will vote NO on this bill when it comes to a vote in the Senate. Patrick Henry once famously said, "Give me liberty or give me death!" It has become obvious that Washington no longer wishes to give U.S. citizens back their liberty; I only hope that you do not then wish death upon us.
I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to consider what I had to say. I will anxiously await your reply.
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