It’s not fashionable to do so these days, but I’m asking Americans to use Inauguration Day to look beyond the simplified story that Barack Obama is a living embodiment of the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Will the Democrats confront the effort to destroy American freedom? Will they examine and stop the dark practices our government is conducting in dark places? Apparently not. They’re too busy with their old time religion.
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.
A full rebuttal, point by point, of Barack Obama’s latest justification of his support for the FISA Amendments Act. Barack Obama’s statement is completely inadequate, and confirms our worst fears about the FISA Amendments Act.
Consider the text of the FISA Amendments Act that the Associated Press article doesn’t actually include. The “emergencies” that the Associated Press refers to are not classic states of emergency. Rather, they are only declarations by the Attorney General of the United States that some unnamed person in some unnamed place might come to some unspecified kind of harm if the spying doesn’t take place.
Listen to United States Representative Diana DeGette, who was part of a coalition of members of Congress that tried to insert protections against reverse targeting into the FISA Amendments Act earlier this year. They failed. Their proposed protections against reverse targeting are not in the FISA Amendments Act.
We can be free. We don’t need to be afraid. Nobody is going to kill you if the integrity of the Bill of Rights is restored. Barack Obama, in his new allegiance of fear with George W. Bush, doesn’t want you to believe that, but history is clear in this regard.