In his second day on the job, Attorney General Michael Mukasey leaped into the political fray, telling a key Democratic senator he opposes his electronic surveillance plan and would recommend the president veto it if it is passed. [...]
Leahy last week introduced his substitute to a FISA modernization bill already approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee. That effort, led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., won wide bipartisan support and is backed by the administration. It includes retroactive immunity to legally protect the telecommunications companies which cooperated with the administration's classified warrantless surveillance program.
Now I know we have gone over this before, but I am still waiting for a logical answer from someone in this administration, how can you grant immunity to an illegal action when said action is supposed to be legal? The Answer? You can't.
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.
That is the fourth Ammendement. it doesn't say that telecommunications companies can spy on you. It doesn't say that they can infringe upon your fourth ammendment right. We must start remebering that WE are the people. Our governement exists because of America, not the other way around.
I stumbled across this this morning, and I think it is a perfect reminder for all of us... Pass it on to your kids, nieces, nephews... and the grownups out there who seem to be forgetting this stuff!
:coffee: is on, the fireplace is crackling in the lounge area with a nice brunch buffet... we have a fine selections of teas and juices... so we will see you inside FourFreedoms blog... where we are wiretap and lead free!