Should Lawrence comply with the Patriot Act?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 13, 2003
“I really don’t like the idea of someone spying on me.”
“Lawrence should not comply with the Patriot Act. It is completely horrible. I don’t think people should be able to spy on me in my home.”
“We have to be very, very concerned about personal rights. I would be in favor of at least looking into the possibility of certain communities being exempt from that if legally possible.”
“I think the Patriot Act is unconstitutional. I think the Terrorism Information Act is unconstitutional. … They are not necessary even in a time of war. In war is a time for people to protect their rights, not give them up.”