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Do you doubt how serious a threat to American freedom it is that Congress is about to pass the FISA Amendments Act, unamended, and allow the President of the United States to spy against Americans’ emails, telephone calls and Internet use without any requirement to justify the spying, and without any congressional oversight? Don’t just listen to the warnings of us liberals over here at Irregular Times. Listen to the financial conservatives over on Wall Street.
Here’s what Rex Nutting, the Washington Bureau Chief of Marketwatch, has to say about the consequences of the passage of this law:
“If Al Qaeda is fighting us because they hate our freedoms, as President Bush often says, then they’re winning the war.
Pretty soon, we won’t have any more freedoms for them to hate.
Scratch the Fourth Amendment off the list of freedoms that we thought we had.”
Marketwatch is not some progressive publication like The Nation. It’s “a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company”.
When Wall Street fiscal conservatives ring the bell of alarm about the imminent loss of American freedom, it’s time for even optimistic skeptics to listen, and move to action.
The Senate is due to vote on the FISA Amendments Act any time now. Get out of your chair and tell your senators to vote NO.
The number of the congressional switchboard is (202) 224-3121.