"WASHINGTON — The Feb. 3 deadline to renew the Patriot Act is looming, and with congressional members pre-occupied by other issues, some say not enough time is left to hammer out differences in the federal anti-terror bill before it expires.
"I would not be at all surprised if we end up with another extension," said former Georgia Republican Rep. Bob Barr, who has been actively petitioning for changes in the Patriot Act, particularly tighter rules on allowing so-called "sneak-and-peek" property searches and digging into individuals' personal records without warrants. "
It is going to take an absolute flood of phonecalls, fax'es and emails to make legislator's insist on true reform to the 'patriot' act.
I sincerely hope everyone's still got the grit for that. Pete