Thursday, October 18, 2007

FISA and Chris Dodd


It's been a busy day, but I wanted take a moment and let you know that I have decided to place a "hold" on legislation in the Senate that includes amnesty for telecommunications companies that enabled the President's assault on the Constitution by providing personal information on their customers without judicial authorization.

I said that I would do everything I could to stop this bill from passing, and I have.

It's about delivering results -- and as I've said before, the FIRST thing I will do after being sworn into office is restore the Constitution.

But we shouldn't have to wait until then to prevent the further erosion of our country's most treasured document.

That's why I am stopping this bill today.

I've gotta run, but please visit my campaign website for more details.


I congratulated Sen Dodd for standing up, I was furious when I read the Senate was once again going to knuckle under to the knuckle head from Texass. There is not a single justification for handing out retroactive immunity to the craven telecoms who handed out personal information at the drop of the government's hat when at least one - Qwest - refused to and followed at the least the spirit of the law and their compact with their customers.

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Thanks for posting this, Chuck. I hope it goes without saying that I share your sentiments.

BTW, trackback from PK.