Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bush Wiretapping: What To Do

The ACLU is fighting this:

Congress must remedy the situation it created in August when it handed the Bush Administration vast new powers to invade our privacy with no meaningful oversight from the courts or Congress. When Congress failed freedom, it caused a massive outcry from freedom-loving people across the country.

As the result of the outcry, two bills were introduced yesterday to fix the disastrous Protect America Act that was rushed through Congress in August, rubberstamping the administration's warrantless wiretapping program. Both were efforts to fix FISA, but we must make it clear that only the FISA Modernization Bill does the job.

The RESTORE Act caves in to Bush’s fear-mongering in a major way by allowing for program or basket “warrants,” which aren't really warrants at all. They're the modern-day equivalent of allowing government agents to sit in our living rooms, recording our personal conversations. Only they're more frightening, because the government now has the capacity to monitor us remotely and without our knowledge, and to save the information in a secret database forever.

This is some pretty fucked-up shit. What's worse is that most of the "Justices" on the Supreme Court receive money from the Bush family or affiliated businesses, or have family members who do. The Bush administration has flaunted its ability to get away with criminal activity as a result, and you cannot count on the Supreme Court to do the right thing.

The solution is simple: call Congress, write Congress, e-mail Congress.

Tell your member of Congress to stand up for the Constitution.

Call your House Representative (takes address, gives you name and phone number).

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