True patriot acts

"Patrons of the Boulder Public Library can log onto the institution's Web site and review the names of books they've checked out. It's a useful service, available only to the holder of the library card."

"That is as it should be. No one else needs to know whether your reading habits tend toward Montesquieu's "Spirit of the Laws" or Madonna's "Sex." And no one should land on a suspected-subversives list because she happens to read books on the synthesis of poisons and the location of waterways."

"As the courts have emphasized, citizens have a First Amendment right to read what they wish without the intimidating oversight of the government. Obviously, that right evaporates during legitimate criminal or terrorist investigations." (from The Daily Camera - Editorials)

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