-Caveat Lector-

* ALERT: Dems may cave to warrantless wiretaps today
*< http://www.total411.info/2007/10/alert-dems-may-cave-to-warrantless.html

ACLU <http://www.aclu.org/> sent out this important alert this morning:

"Congress must remedy the situation it created in August when it handed the
Bush Administration vast new powers to invade our privacy with no meaningful
oversight from the courts or Congress. When Congress failed freedom, it
caused a massive outcry from freedom-loving people across the country.

Tell your representative: Stand up for the Constitution, fix

As the result of the outcry, two bills were introduced yesterday to fix the
disastrous Protect America Act that was rushed through Congress in August,
rubberstamping the administration's warrantless wiretapping program. *Both
were efforts to fix FISA, but we must make it clear that only the FISA
Modernization Bill does the job.*

Tell your representative to support the FISA Modernization Bill instead of
the RESTORE Act. <http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=c3-oiboJ-RGa5I3PByS46w..>

*The RESTORE Act caves in to Bush's fear-mongering in a major way* by
allowing for program or basket "warrants," which aren't really warrants at
all. They're the modern-day equivalent of allowing government agents to sit
in our living rooms, recording our personal conversations. Only they're more
frightening, because the government now has the capacity to monitor us
remotely and without our knowledge, and to save the information in a secret
database forever.

Please, call your representative now to stop basket warrants from being used
against Americans.<http://action.aclu.org/site/R?i=6BLkmg91JIS9FJrrLdLgcg..>

Tell him or her to *support *the FISA Modernization Bill of 2007 instead of
the RESTORE Act.

Here are some talking points for your call:

1. Please *support* the FISA Modernization Act of 2007 introduced by
Representative Rush Holt, instead of the RESTORE Act. Only pass a FISA
modernization bill that has individualized warrants.

2. Blanket or program "warrants" that allow the government to vacuum up the
international telephone calls and emails of Americans aren't really warrants
at all, and they aren't constitutional.

3. Americans are looking to Congress to stand up to the Bush Administration,
not cave in to threats of being labeled soft on terrorism.

You can look up your representative's phone number and log your call here.

It's no surprise that the Bush Administration is again using the threat of
terror to bully Congress into giving them more power than they need to keep
us safe. To counter these misrepresentations, Congress needs to hear that
America can be both safe and free by passing a FISA Modernization bill that
protects our constitutional rights.

Once you've called your representative, please tell us that you called and
if possible, how your call went. This information is extremely helpful to
our staff when they meet with Members of Congress, because they're able to
convey how many of their constituents care about fixing FISA. Please tell us
if you called and how your call went.

Thank you for taking action and being involved.

More background available from ACLU

Posted By Total to
10/10/2007 11:06:00 AM


CTRL is a discussion & informational exchange list. Proselytizing propagandic
screeds are unwelcomed. Substance—not soap-boxing—please!   These are
sordid matters and 'conspiracy theory'—with its many half-truths, mis-
directions and outright frauds—is used politically by different groups with
major and minor effects spread throughout the spectrum of time and thought.
That being said, CTRLgives no endorsement to the validity of posts, and
always suggests to readers; be wary of what you read. CTRL gives no
credence to Holocaust denial and nazi's need not apply.

Let us please be civil and as always, Caveat Lector.
Archives Available at:

<A HREF="http://www.mail-archive.com/ctrl@listserv.aol.com/";>ctrl</A>
To subscribe to Conspiracy Theory Research List[CTRL] send email:

To UNsubscribe to Conspiracy Theory Research List[CTRL] send email:


Reply via email to