Choosing Between Big Brother and the Bill of Rights
& Jenny Beth Martin, Co-Founder, Tea Party Patriots
This piece originally appeared at the Los Angeles Times.
Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, there was a seismic shift in the U.S. Congress. As the Senate deadlocked over what to do about several expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, it became clear that political momentum had moved away from surveillance and secrecy toward freedom and privacy.