"They are saying, 'Trust us, we are following the law.' Give me a break," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). "Across the country and across the political spectrum, no one is buying it anymore. There is no accountability. There is no oversight…. This is Big Brother run amok."*

Quoted from "Senate Blocks the Renewal of Patriot Act," LA Times, 17 Dec. 2005