Must Read of the Day: Stop the new FISA

The must read of the day today is this piece by Chris Hedges, in the L.A. Times: Stop the new FISA:

If the sweeping surveillance law signed by President Bush on Thursday — giving the U.S. government nearly unchecked authority to eavesdrop on the phone calls and e-mails of innocent Americans — is allowed to stand, we will have eroded one of the most important bulwarks to a free press and an open society.

Read it all here.

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4 Responses to Must Read of the Day: Stop the new FISA

  1. Peace Out For Unity says:

    Makes ya think and Clinton didn’t sign off on it ! Let’s get more information and the details on this for a more informed decision.

  2. old91A10 says:

    Glenn Greenwald has thoroughly and sanely covered this as it transpired — always a good read.

    As far as Hillary Clinton’s vote(s), well you know of course she only did it to make Barack Obama look bad. Anyway, that’s what Obamaniacs would like you to believe.

    Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are much more dangerous than McCain, Pelosi, and Reid. Think about it. Solid majorities in the House and Senate are sufficient.

  3. Darrell Prows says:

    Pamela; This “individual” arguing for a split government must be a troll. Am I right?

  4. Theresa says:

    If anyone has any suggestions on how we can stop the new FISA, I would like to help. I guess contacting our representatives in Congress is one thing, but that’s like closing the barn door after the horse got out. It’s amazing to me that this could happen. And I didn’t even know it was in the works.

    Judicial and legislative oversight is very basic to our democratic way of life. We have seen the abuses in little things like government officials looking at people’s passports out of curiosity, just because they thought they could get away with it. It doesn’t take much imagination to realize the large scale abuses that can and will occur with this new law.

    I’d like to know if Obama gave any explanation as to why he voted for it. One of his hallmarks was going to be transparancy in government. This is the opposite.