Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life: No Civil Liberties Left Behind .comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Sharpening our wits on the grindstone of Life

Thursday, February 28, 2008

No Civil Liberties Left Behind

Nancy Pelosi, using her rarely used cojones, finally said “no” to the Bush administration by refusing to allow amnesty to telecom companies for participating in his illegal “spying on America for the good of national security” program. Way to go, Nancy!

Harry Reid, spineless wimp that he is, failed to stand up to Cheney & Company, leaving it up to No Nonsense Nancy to block this piece of fecal matter of legislation that would indemnify Bush’s corporate buddies in any wrongdoing in his relentless war on the rights of American citizens.

This particular American patriot is not against collecting intelligence information, but to grant immunity to anyone who is willing to stomp all over our civil liberties at the request of a renegade administration, particularly corporate entities who contribute generously to the coffers of this administration, is just asking them to stretch the boundaries of ethics in order to gain favor in federal contracts.

Keep in mind that this is the administration that gave no-bid contracts to Halliburton for support services in the Iraq war, and convinced their base that no one else has the resources to provide the services on such a large scale. It also spearheaded the No Child Left Behind program that enriched Bush’s brother Neil and his educational software company under the guise of improving education.

Nancy’s “no” was temporary, however, and merely put off a vote on the permanence of the Protect America Act until August.

Any American that values civil liberty over the ability of the federal government to intrude on individual privacy with no provocation needs to contact his or her congressional representatives and tell them that under no circumstances will we tolerate this intrusion into our private lives.

Do that here. Do it now.

The time has long past when true Americans will idly stand by as their government tramples on their rights in the name of so-called “national security”. It's time to restore our integrity, and reinstate our legacy of "We the people, for the people, and by the people".

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