Unpatriotic acts: Government snoops are crowding libraries and liberties

An Editorial from down in Florida says libraries are under pressure by the government, and by law, to be police adjuncts in the so-called war on terrorism.

“As librarians wait and see, they shouldn’t wait alone. Volusia libraries had 239,000 card-holders at the beginning of the year. It is their libraries, their liberties, that are on the line. Using the libraries is itself an exercise of those liberties. But so is speaking out not just in defense of libraries, but in defense of the right to seek ideas, pursue knowledge or roam whatever pleasures of entertainment are out there without a government probe watching every move, or even a single move.