The Senate this week caved in to the Telecom companies (AT&T, Verizon -- but not Qwest) who have been complicit in allowing the corrupt Republican administration hacks to spy illegally on Americans (you, me, Democratic politicians?). Keith Tucker of WhatNowToons.com created this apt cartoon:
The good news is that the House of Representatives is standing up and not giving in to the immunity and the shredding of our Constitution and the Rule of Law.
Praise God: Democratic Backbone!! Keep it up!
Action: Contact our congressional representatives -- 202-224-3121 (or at their home offices or via email since they are on break) -- and tell them to hold their ground: "No Telecom Immunity!" It has NOTHING to do with National Security but more to do with Republican INSECURITY: they have all been complicit in illegally spying on Americans and should be held accountable. (We grant immunity for disobeying laws at the request of the Executive Branch and there will be no stopping them -- the President does not determine what is lawful. Nor would we ever get to the bottom of what really has been going on.) Meanwhile the original FISA bill is still in effect. The government can compel telecom compliance of the legal warrants.
Now -- what about the illegal TORTURE endorsed by the Executive Branch?