Sunday, July 06, 2008

An Open Letter To Senator Obama: Vote NO On Telecom Immunity

The people who support you are speaking loudly and clearly. I believe you will hear them and will uphold your promise to oppose any FISA bill which includes immunity for for the telecommunications companies which unlawfully went along with President George W. Bush's program of warrantless wiretapping of ordinary American citizens.

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Here is the copy of the letter that I sent to Senator Obama (D, IL), Senator Chambliss (R, GA) and Senator Isakson (R, GA), however I know the response from the later will just be something like "Thank you for contacting us with your concerns but frankly we don't give a shit. We follow the King (err, President) blindly like little lapdogs." Plus seeing how they are both Republicans I'm sure AT&T/ Cingular have lined their campaign coffers( this comment has no real backing, I'm just throwing the two of them with the rest of their buddies, like Randy "Duke" Cunningham.) Luckily Saxby (shameless) Chambliss is up for re-election this year, so hopefully he won't be around much longer. Here is the link if you want to sign the DFA's Senate petition

Dear Senator,
As a resident of the state of Georgia I want to thank you for your dedication and commitment to preserving our rights and freedoms. Your important work on these issues is a bold reminder that our civil liberties are always worth fighting for. Senator Feingold needs your help to stop the FISA "compromise" bill, please Stop Telecom Immunity.
I see a problem with legislation which allows the government to wiretap the communications of its citizenry without a warrant.
I want you to work on changing the minds of senators who would vote against stripping telecom immunity. Please join the call of fellow citizens and other states Senators committed to voting against this amendment. You have the tools, power and the confidence; we can bring Change; we can make the government listen to the people instead of the telecom lobbyists.
Second, Senator, I ask that you please attend the Senate debate and schedule floor time to speak about the violence done to the rule of law when Congress retroactively immunizes the illegal conduct of a special interest.
I know you understand that justice should not be sold to the highest special interest bidder; we also know that you can persuade other Senators that are not so clear on the issue. We trust in your ability to bring a new way of doing business to Washington and look forward to helping you make that Change a reality.

Thank you.

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