Thursday, October 18, 2007

We've been Betrayed.

...By the very people who we've elected to protect our Constitution.

House Democrats have Caved on the Warentless spying bill.

That's right, the US government, with an occasional nod from a secret court, can listen to your phone calls, read your email, and capture your internet traffic. Ever emailed your doctor? Looked at a web page about a medical disorder? Been to a website or sent mail you wouldn't want several thousand people at the NSA to know about? Sucks to be you. So much for the constitutional ban on unreasonable searches.

To top it off, Congress gave retroactive immunity to all the major telecoms for illegally handing all your records over to the NSA some 63,000 times.

Is this about 9/11? Nope, the NSA has been receiving your information from AT&T and Verizon since 2000 days after President Bush was elected.

What the fuck.

I've said before that I'd be the first to scream about bullshit from the Democratic majority. So here it is. The Democratic party cannot be trusted to tie it's own shoelaces as they seem to be unable to read their own goddamn founding document!

Just in case there was any confusion. Here are the words themselves:

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Update: Chris Dodd is my hero!

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