Freemarket news sounds the alarm:
As we speak the Senate is debating:
* A bill permitting spying on Americans without a warrant.
* Another bill creating special tribunals and permitting torture.
* A proposal to combine these bills
Do you want this President to have this power? Do you want future presidents to have it? Do you want to risk that these powers won't be applied to citizens as well, as soon as the politicians have the slightest excuse for doing so? If history is any guide, it's only a matter of time before this power is used for reasons other than "national security.
I encourage you to call your Senator and say that these articles do violence to the constitution. Say that you are unwilling to trade our national birthright for a false and temporary sense of security.
[Updated December 24, 2006]