ALA seeks -- refugee status? -- in Canada?
An article posted to Alternet divulges the latest on USAPA from the ALA. Including this little tidbit:
In a report released on Monday to widespread mainstream media silence, the American Library Association reported that domestic law authorities have instigated more than 200 requests for information libraries since October 2001, the month the Patriot Act was hurriedly passed and signed into law.
While this should be a cause for concern for any citizen, it comes with a sad addendum: It would appear that the ALA doesn't trust the government enough to house its findings on a computer server anywhere in the United States. The ALA, in surveying U.S. libraries for a report on the impact of the USA Patriot Act, housed its data on a computer server in Canada, beyond the reach of U.S. authorities.
Well, I have said that Canada has been a refuge for American citizens fleeing the tyranny of their own government since the United Empire Loyalists flooded across the border. It cannot be a good sign, however, when a nation-wide organization of such scope gives a clear and present indication that it does not trust the gubmint to this extent.