This is absolutely wonderful to hear — Alaska has become the second state, after Hawaii, to pass a resolution “expressing concern over the federal USA Patriot Act.”

“When we stand on this floor and we salute that flag, the final words that we use are ‘One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” said Sen. Robin Taylor, R-Wrangell. “I take it deadly serious when we start removing groups of people from ‘justice for all.'”

Many congratulations to Alaska, and to every legislator who sponsored and supported this resolution.

(via Kirsten)

Postscript: Think there’s any significance to the fact that the only two states to take such a step so far are the two that aren’t part of the “Lower 48”, but instead are seperated by many miles of land or sea? Just a thought….