House Votes Today to Legalize Warrantless Wiretaps
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. — Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Only days after a NSA whistleblower has sounded the alarm about the government’s massive spying campaign on American citizens, the U.S. Congress who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution are set to legalize warrantless wiretaps with the reauthorization of the secretive FISA Amendments Act.
This legislation is the perfect example of why there is no difference between the political parties. Their rhetoric may differ when it’s politically expedient, but when push comes to shove they always vote for tyranny.
Obama said he was against the Patriot Act to get elected because the majority of Americans opposed it, but then he supported its extension not for one year, but for four years. Obama repeatedly attacked Bush’s warrantless wiretaps as unconstitutional, but now he’s expected to sign this 5-year reauthorization once the unprincipled legislators rubber stamp it today.
It seems the only time Congress acts in a bipartisan way is when they’re trampling the Constitutional rights of Americans.