Senator Obama, do not vote for FISA!
Yes, count me as one of the many Obama supporters who do NOT support his intention to vote for the amended FISA legislation. I had pledged to send in some money every month until the general election -- BUT I WILL NOT SEND A PENNY -- if he votes for FISA.
If you want to read a summary of why this is not a good bill, you can go to a web page put together by Senator Russ Feingold. Here's an excerpt from that page:
And here's an excerpt from the email I sent to Senator Obama's web site:
No Prohibition on Bulk Collection
The bill does not include a prohibition on bulk collection – the collection of all international communications into and out of the U.S. to a whole continent or even the entire world. Such collection would be constitutionally suspect and would go well beyond what the government has says it needs to protect the American people. This protection was in the Senate Judiciary Committee bill, and it garnered the support of 37 Senators on the Senate floor.
... if Senator Obama votes for FISA ... that's it ... no money from me. If he does, he's showing me that he's like all the other politicians:Senator Obama, you are ruining your image of "I"m different" -- DO NOT VOTE FOR FISA.
-- will do anything to get elected
-- spineless Democrat
And a month ago I had such hope
From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr:
Cowardice asks the question is it safe?
Expediency asks the question is it politic?
Vanity asks the question is it popular?
But conscience asks the question is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right.
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