There are legal arguments the Obama Administration is making in defense of total Presidential power that the Bush Administration never made. Barack Obama is finding new ways to defend the indefensible.
Over three months ago, Senator Rockefeller promised that he would start an inquiry into allegations by military linguists that they had been recording the phone sex conversations of American soldiers. Contrary to his promise, Rockefeller never started any inquiry into the matter at all.
We can look at the upside – Funny, how everytime you call a gov. agency, you get put on indefinete hold, or disconnected – When we contact them, THEY don’t want to know what we are saying – Think of it as our own RED LINE to the Prez, now we can just call any number and bitch at Bush. We should have a national Pick Up the Phone and Bitch at Bush Day.
The world of the FISA Amendments Act: Eavesdropping on your telephone calls. Scanning your emails. Recording your text messages. Searching your house while you’re away and planting bugs in every room. Because the FISA Amendments Act gives the Attorney General the power to unilaterally declare whether a spy operation is legal, the FISA Amendments Act gives the Attorney general the power to break any law that restricts government spying, and declare the spying to be legal anyway. No judge, not even a FISA judge, can stop it from taking place.
At 10:00 this morning, the Senate will meet to consider the FISA Amendments Act. Please, call your two senators now, through the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Beg them to vote NO, for freedom’s sake.