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Friday, July 18, 2003

In his July 15 column for Library Journal, Roy Tennant defends the ALA resolution protesting the Patriot Act and argues that patriotism as if our constitution matters will lead libraries to destroy borrowing records before turning them over to the FBI. Excerpt: "This July 4th, did you think about what it is about America that makes you a patriot? If you're like me, it is that in this country you can say what you think, vote for whom you want, and read whatever you please. All without the government looking over your shoulder—at least until now." (Thanks to LIS News.)