Saturday, June 21, 2008


Sometime this week, Senators Schumer and Clinton will vote on the revised FISA Bill that passed in the House last week.

The House of Representatives caved and overwhelmingly passed a bill that creates loopholes for this administration to continue spying on US citizens with impunity and cuts off lawsuits against telecom companies that broke the law.

Imagine; The president simply has to claim his request was legal for immunity to be granted to telecom companies that illegally handed over personal information to the government. These are your records people!

With barely a whisper, the President can offer immunity to the Telecom Companies who engage in these spineless practices. All he has to do is give the company a note claiming their behavior was legal, and they're completely off the hook.

Our Representative, Maurice Hinchey voted against this un-American legislation, now we can only hope this bill dies in the US Senate.

My question would be, what did this administration offer for those affirmative votes? What amount of additional pork will the taxpayers shell out to accommodate the spending whims of elected officials across the country, simply to turn away from the daunting reality of these freedom-stealing proposals coming out of the White House?

We all have followed the news on this issue as the debate rages on, I am still shocked that the House caved in at this final hour before recess. We wouldn’t want them to stay after class and get some real work done. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

I too am shocked and ashamed. This congress has failed on numerous occasions to act as a stop-gap against this admin.
They should have pushed for Impeachment the first month they took over leadership. Now they roll over on citizen spying? Impeach them all.

Anonymous said...

Have you been following the rabid conservative rants against Hinchey and the misinterpreted quotes on refineries?
It's obsurd. 68 Million acres of reserved oil fields just waiting to be tapped by the oil companies and they refuse to drill where they already got permission.
I guess drilling in the US would force them to use US citizens as employees. Wheres the profit in that?

xoites said...

Repeal FISA is up and running. Anyone who wants to is welcome to sign up and become a Poster on it. The purpose of the blog is to organize a drive to repeal the FISA laws and all laws that pardon or give immunity from prosecution anyone who has violated the Constitution during the Bush Administration.

That is why we want everyone to be able to Post so they can start a conversation about an idea they have to make this happen.

Stop on by and check it out. By all means leave a comment and sign up to blog with us as we figure out what needs to be done to return our Fourth Amendment Rights and our rule of law.

If you have a blog already and you become a poster we will link to your site.