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Kia Franklin

AWESOME civil justice activism against FISA bill

Per a tip from Firedoglake (this blogpost) here's a campaign that is making "robocalls" to constituents of a Congressman who supported the FISA capitulation--er, "compromise." Awesome.

What I really like about this campaign is that it intelligently identifies the hypocrisy of granting telecom amnesty--Congress is tripping over itself to protect big business against liability for illegal behavior, while doing nothing about serious inequities that cause unfair outcomes for ordinary people. In the criminal justice context, this includes excessive punishment for petty crimes and wrongful conviction of innocent people. In the civil justice context, this means helping corporations avoid the consequences of harmful behavior, while leaving the victims high and dry.

Oh well, at least the only thing at stake here are our Constitutional rights and our ability to protect ourselves against corporate abuse.

For background on FISA and a link to all our previous FISA blogposts, click here.

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 25, 2008 in Governmental Transparency
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Kia: Should there be another major terror attack, playtime is over. All internal collaborators get swept away. Should it be learned, an attack could have been prevented by electronic measures, immediate mass arrests, brief mass trials, and summary mass hangings of the internal terrorist collaborators ensue in days.

This bill is for the protection and welfare of the left wing ideologue.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | June 25, 2008 9:02 PM

Whatever to your fearmongering, SC. You and I both know that our constitutional rights didn't have to be compromised in order to keep security intact. This FISA discussion has played out over and again on this site and many others and it's pretty clear by now that all the Bush admin had to do was get permission to do what they did. It's also clear that it would have been easy to get permission unless their spying was absolutely out of control. And the fact that some telecoms chose not to comply w/ this abuse of power further proves that the telecoms who did participate should have known better.

But you know, forget about our constitution. It's all about protecting big business.

Posted by: Kia | June 26, 2008 11:12 AM

Personally, I'd rather die in a terrorist attack than live in an America that throws away our Constitution. I suspect so would all of the men who signed that document.

Posted by: Justinian Lane | June 26, 2008 12:12 PM

Justinian: I do not believe in any kind of gotcha. However, I am worried about you, "Personally, I'd rather die in a terrorist attack than live in an America that throws away our Constitution."

You have offered to sacrifice your life, and the security of the nation for lawyer rent seeking. Nothing in the Constitution supports the terrorist collaborationist left.

I want a chance to deprogram you from this criminal cult indoctrination. I want to take a bat to the horrible people that have destroyed your sense of reality. They did the same to Ted and so many others, despite their IQ's of 300.

The men who wrote the Constitution would hang the terrorists on sight, after tarring and feathering them. They did that to the Tory pigs that betrayed our cause. Your indoctrination is so good, it may cost your life.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | June 26, 2008 11:23 PM