Thursday, February 14, 2008

With Us...Or Against Us?

Lincoln Davis joined Dennis Kucinich and voted against extending the Bush administration's temporary surveillance law, oddly called the Protect America Act. Since it allows wire tapping and electronic surveillance and the invasion of your privacy by recording your private phone calls, it protects the Bush administration and no one else on this planet, let alone America.

President Bush broke the law. He asked your telephone company to break the law and most of them did. Verizon and AT&T did. 9-11 was an excuse but the phone surveillance started BEFORE 9-11. It wasn't about stopping terrorists...It was about a criminal administration ripping apart the Constitution and breaking the law...And about the Corporations who loved them.

This is where Lincoln and Dennis come in. The existing FISA law, before the "Protect America Act" was added to it, was extremely powerful. It allowed retroactive Court Orders so that agents don't have to wait for a judge...They can go right ahead and tap your phone, but they have to get to a Judge within three days or stop tapping your phone. All they had to do was keep a record of their actions.

Right now, they don't have to. They can tap any phone in America that has made a call to an international number and tell no one. Think about that! It doesn't matter if they have a legitimate reason or not and there's no record to be subpoenaed. Ask yourself why a political operative would want to make sure there was no record of their actions? No Judge....No oversight...No recourse?

It is happening to us.

Have you made a call to customer service? Any customer service? About your television, computer, washing machine, or your Verizon or AT&T telephone service? All of these companies have off shore call centers.

Congratulations! You've made the list. We all have. This is a travesty and an orgy of Constitutional crime.

My question is why Lincoln Davis, who is I support, has voted to let George W. Bush's ability to tap my phone (and Lincoln's phone, too) expire? Has he joined Dennis Kucinich helping the Terrer'sts win?

I don't think so. I think there is a power play going on to force capitulation, and forgive unconstitutional and criminal acts.

If Lincoln votes to give retroactive immunity to Corporations who broke the law, we'll know the reason.

We'll also know who Lincoln represents.

We will soon see whether my friend Lincoln Davis understands why the founders of this great nation wrote, " I do solemnly swear to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America and protect it from ALL enemies, Foreign and Domestic."

America will never be taken down by a foreign enemy. The threat to American freedom is within our borders, where a stupid fence offers no protection whatsoever. The only protection from the Bush Administration and the Corporations who broke the law on his behalf...Is Vigilance.

Senators Alexander and Corker have let Tennessee down by their votes. But who expects Republicans to hold their own to the law?

The real question is...

Where will Lincoln Davis Stand?

Peace,

Steve

1 comment:

  1. That will be interesting to see. Lincoln Davis is, in my view, untrustworthy when it comes to privacy. He did co-sponsor the Real ID Act. One of the single worst assaults against personal privacy ever attempted in this country.

    I doubt he can be trusted to do the right thing. But we can always hope.

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