Recognizing our continuing concern about the curtailment of civil liberties in our country, the Montana Gathering of Friends (Quakers) states its opposition to the USA Patriot Act. We believe that this Act:
This Act reflects a spirit of fear and mistrust that is the antithesis of the Spirit of Love to which we are all called. Our true security comes from building a just society.
Friends urge all citizens to contact their elected officials to encourage them to work actively to repeal the USA Patriot Act and to seek to protect the fundamental rights of all people. Friends also urge our community organizations and governments to take public positions opposing the USA Patriot Act, recognizing that the city governments of Missoula, Dillon, and Bozeman have already passed such resolution.
When MGOF finds itself called as a body to witness, a Minute of that testimony is recorded and distributed.