Letter: Young opposed Patriot Act

In Sunday’s (June 16) ADN Shannyn Moore railed against the Patriot Act. She does so with good reason because as Benjamin Franklin said, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Ms. Moore then proceeds to take her usual swipes at conservatives. It might have been instructive for Ms. Moore to remind Alaskans that Don Young, our sole member of the House of Representatives, did not vote for the Patriot Act or the reauthorization act last year. Mr. Franklin would have understood. 

— Donald Smith


Anchorage Daily News