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August 6, 2007

What to do

Today’s Downsizer Dispatch . . .

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Quote of the Day:

“If the President does it, it’s not illegal.”
— Richard M. Nixon

Subject: What to do about the new spying law

They all swore an oath to obey and defend the Constitution. On Saturday a majority of Congress broke that oath. They passed the so-called FISA modernization act, thereby permitting spying on American citizens without a warrant — as we see it, a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

Apparently, there wasn’t sufficient pressure to stop Congress from doing the wrong thing. We missed the goal of delay or defeat of this awful proposal by one vote in the Senate.


We’re going to have a lot more to say about this tomorrow. Today, we must strike back.

The new FISA bill is scheduled to sunset in six months. We must work to make sure that happens. Please tell your elected representatives you are very unhappy that Congress voted to violate the Constitution, and tell them you want this law to die when its sunset date arrives.

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