For once, I agree with Vice President Dick Cheney! In a speech given last night, the vice president said that the National Security Agency's "international" surveillance should be an issue during this important midtern election year. He's absolutely right, not just about 2006, but 2008, as well.
If the radical right framers of the USA Patriot Act persist not only will we v9te them out of dodge but, more importantly, everyone, in this country, will have a far greater understanding, and appreciation, of the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments, as well as the Bill of Rights. Sad but true, much of the time, we don't appreciate what we have until we lose it and, more often than not, our education on the meaning of liberty comes at the expense of liberty.