Friday, June 20, 2008

FISA, done. Fourth Amendment next.

I just called my rep, Tim Holden, and asked him to support an effort to repeal the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. After all, after this vote today, they might as well do that next. The woman on the other end chuckled, and I said, "Obviously, I'm not happy about his FISA vote today."

Here's national ACLU's press release on it. Here's the roll call vote to find out where your rep came down ("nays" are for the Constitution and "yeas" are against it). Here is Glenn Greenwald's reaction.
Surrendering and fearful: that's the face of the Democratic Party. It's how they show they're not weak.

And here's Countdown's segment on this from last night, in which law prof Jonathan Turley says that the Dems are doing this because they knew about the warrantless surveillance (and torture, too) years ago. The Dems are co-conspirators.



Of all days to receive a solicitation in the mail from the Democratic National Committee. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, my money goes to the ACLU, Amnesty International USA, and other organizations who actually care about the Constitution.

Andy in Harrisburg

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3 Comments:

Blogger James said...

Another way may be to look at switching your long distance to Working Assets and your Wireless to Credo (I've done the latter, and I've gotten great coverage--save for my own house)

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

There's also Qwest - who, when confronted and ordered - and even threatened by the NSA - said the one word none of the other major telecoms had the guts to say:

"No."

As a consequence the federal government terminated lucrative contracts with Qwest and had the SEC target their CEO and executives with insider trading and fraud prosecutions.

I'd say floating some business their way is entirely appropriate.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Incidentally, Qwest's former CEO has also testified that the NSA approached him and other telecom executives to turn over all customer records SIX MONTHS BEFORE 9/11.

Telecom spying had nothing to do with NSA reforms post-9/11, as the government insists; it's about the Bush Administration's belief in "Total Information Awareness;" they want surveillance of every American, 24 hours a day. 9/11 was just a convenient justification to push through all the items already on their agenda.

4:17 PM  

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