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  •  My rep came out against it yesterday. (6+ / 0-)

    Peter Welch:

    "I simply do not believe any president, especially this president, should have unilateral or unchecked authority to conduct surveillance without judicial oversight.  Congress has an obligation to protect our national security without sacrificing basic rights provided in our Constitution.

    "While this compromise reflects improvements over previous flawed proposals, it is a compromise I will not support.  I have consistently opposed any legislation that grants retroactive immunity for telecommunication companies that cooperated with the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping.  Regrettably, this latest proposal fails to hold the administration and the companies accountable for their actions.  The American people deserve to know exactly what happened and they deserve to know who is accountable.  This bill fails that test."

    Beware the everyday brutality of the averted gaze.

    by mataliandy on Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 09:18:10 AM PDT

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