View Full Version : Protect the 4th amendment - unreasonable searches and seizure w/o warrant!

01-24-2008, 10:23 AM
As usual, Boxer and Feinsten find themselves on the wrong side of our constitution. Please help to correct the problem by calling them NOW and informing them we do not live in the Soviet Union.

For more than five years, AT&T and other telephone companies broke the law and violated their customers' privacy rights by sending billions of private domestic internet and telephone communications and records to the National Security Agency. For months, the Bush Administration has been pressuring Congress to grant the telecoms immunity from the law.

When the Senate returns from recess in January, telecom immunity will be the first issue on the table. It's important to show Congress that the American people will stand behind them if they oppose telecom immunity.

The Senate should not let the telecoms off the hook. Granting immunity sets a dangerous precedent, sending the message that lawbreaking is acceptable and that the rights of Americans can be freely infringed by private companies in defiance of the law. And though the debate about the proper process of collecting foreign intelligence is complex, the issue of telecom immunity is not. The facts are simple enough: the telecoms broke the law, so the Senate should let Americans have their day in court.