Thursday, July 10, 2008

ABOUT THE FISA BILL

Yes, of course I must say something.
This law is another unconstitutional bill passed by our pathetic congress.
The fact that it is unconstitutional goes without saying... the same as the Military Commissions Act that was passed in 2006 to take away the writ of habeas corpus from the guantanamo prisoners... but what you should be asking yourselves is why is our congress intent on passing laws that it knows are unconstitutional?
If you are benevolent (which I am not) it is because they just don't want to deal with it and they would rather pass that particular buck on to our judiciary.
If you are less than benevolent (which I surely am) it is because they are complicit in the illegal shenanigans that have been going on in our name these many years... and they want more time to pass because... well, you know, Americans have alot of things on their collective minds.. like TV... and maybe we won't remember these illegal shenanigans next election time.
Sad part is... most Americans will not.
But to all of you who say you care...
you cannot be couch "carers" ... ok so I made up a god damn word....
you on the other hand have made up an excuse.
I got off my ass.
You have not.
sending emails does not change the course of a nation.
And you do not have to be a lawyer to make change.
Shame on all of you.

3 comments:

Charles Gittings said...

Well my theory is that the moderate wing of the party dosen't want to waste time and energy on this stuff because it doesn't register with the public very well and they don't want it taking up band-width when there are so many other things the Republicans would prefer to not to talk about.

There isn't any chance of enacting a sound law on the topic as long as the Bush gang is still occupying the White House in any case. Even if a sound law could be enacted over a veto, there's no reason to suppose the Bush administration would obey it any more than they did FISA.

The legislative priorities short term seem clear enough: do whatever can be reasonably done to control the bleeding. Next year is when we need to worry about repairing all the institutional damage these gangsters have done, and that's not going to be easy even if the elections go as well as we all hope.

Marina said...

Do you have any suggestions on what we can do?

The Law Office of H. Candace Gorman said...

People have to raise hell.
We have to demonstrate, we have to go to our politicians wherever they are and remind them that they are supposed to be representing us, not themselves. We have to use every opportunity to talk with everyone around us about what is going on with FISA, Guantanamo, IRAQ...etc, because too many people are uninformed...we must inform them.... and most importantly we need to get more people involved in our electoral system as candidates (so we have more choices) and as supporters (so that the progressive candidates have a chance to win against the big money).