Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nice Knowing You Fourth

Yesterday's Senate vote on FISA was not a surprise. We knew they were going to throw the 4th Amendment in the trash. The fight isn't over yet and while this battle is lost for now, there are more to fight. One thing yesterday's vote firmly established however, is that it should convince you or anyone else that the idea that our leaders are going to "lead" in the fight to preserve our civil liberties and preserve the Constitution is complete bullshit. Barack Obama and all the others are only going to step up and do the right thing when we give them a reason to do so and not until we do so.

We, as U.S. citizens, need to come together in a purposeful coalition and create the political climate where to do anything less than support our Constitution and the sacred rights of its citizens is the only way a politician can survive and keep his or her job. Until we make it the "smart" thing to do politically the politicians are going to listen to other interests and not the American people.

What can you do now?

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It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Independent, or Green or any other of the myriad constituencies in this countty. It is to all our advantage that we insure we hold politicians to their oath to uphold the Constitution. Upholding the founding principles of our country is not partisan. It is necessary if we are to preserve and cherish this union.

h/t Firedoglake

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