Sunday, February 24, 2008

FISA and the US Constitution

What's more, President Bush and some in Congress, through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), are seeking to grant immunity for telecoms who help violate your Constitutional rights! Jeepers, they want to protect the corporations first! So, tell me if you can sue a giant telecom company who violated your privacy rights, do the terrorists win? If you can't sue then who is the real loser?

Yeah - I have nothing to hide in my telephone conversations and emails...but I certainly don't want the government listening in either, do you? They should have to have a damn good reason to be spying on anyone, don'tcha think? Otherwise why bother having 4th Amendment rights at all?

More on FISA here and here.