Today, Barack Obama joined the spineless wimps of the Democratic Congress.
“I support the compromise.” – Barack Obama.
Compromise? The bill that Barack Obama announced his support for today gives George W. Bush everything that he wanted. It gives telecommunications corporations retroactive immunity for breaking the law. It gives Bush the power to conduct physical searches of Americans’ homes and businesses without any search warrant, judicial control, or congressional oversight. It provides George W. Bush the power to spy on Americans as they use the Internet, talk on the telephone and move around the country with GPS devices.
This so-called compromise is a surrender. It is a capitulation. It is loss of what Americans had been guaranteed by the Bill of Rights – protection from unreasonable search and seizure and an absolute promise of search warrants.
Since when are the Bill of Rights something that we’re expected to compromise on? Once upon a time, the Constitution was regarded as an absolute contract, a set of rules with the power of the ultimate law of the land. Now, the Constitution is regarded as a mere suggestion, a set of guidelines, a mere starting point for negotiations, something to be compromised in the quest for power.
Barack Obama says that the President’s unrestrained physical search powers and uncontrolled electronic spying program against Americans is “an important tool”. Mr. Obama, it’s you who is the tool.
Barack Obama also says that if he is elected President of the United States, he will continue the spying program against Americans begun under the Protect America Act and extended under the FISA Amendments Act: “as President, I will carefully monitor the program”.
Barack Obama won’t end the spying program against Americans. He’ll monitor it. Hey, Obama – George W. Bush is already monitoring the spying against us. That’s the point – get it? We’re all being monitored.
I don’t want Barack Obama monitoring me any more than I want George W. Bush monitoring me.
Let me make this clear:
The FISA Amendments Act is not Change We Can Believe In
Barack Obama Just Lost My Vote