Today is the day in which this website, among many others, joins the effort by a coalition of civil liberties groups to try to rein in the NSA's spying and abuses. The idea is that if you join the effort, you are supposed to display a banner at your site. Clicking on the banner makes it easy for an American to send an email and make a phone call to his/her local lawmakers in Washington, D.C. I'm not quite sure what you get if you're out of the U.S. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to my site this morning to do this blog post and discovered that I had succeeded in getting the banner posted. I'm not exactly a software whiz.
I had tried to avoid being too "political" on this site -- I want everyone to feel welcome -- but I hope that no one expects a website devoted to Robert Anton Wilson (and Robert Shea) to be neutral on whether civil liberties are a good idea or not. More information on the campaign here. To keep up with these issues, keep an eye on Boing Boing and follow Julian Sanchez on Twitter.