Now that Dennis Kucinich has dropped out of the Presidential race it’s time to pick another candidate.. Above all, I want to back a candidate that honestly has a chance to win, and even more than that, is not the “lesser of the two/three evils.” John Edwards has a refreshing “populist” theme, and so far, he is the only Presidential Candidate that has come out publicly against granting immunity to the Telecoms - and I believe this is one issue Edward’s supporters should capitalize upon as much as they can! There are few people who aren’t offended in regard the wholesale wiretapping of America, and still, the government is demanding more information.
Senate Debate - Spy Bill - FISA S.2248 - CALL SENATORS NOW!
Senator Edwards sent the following email to supporters this afternoon.
When it comes to protecting the rule of law, words are not enough. We need action.
It’s wrong for your government to spy on you. That’s why I’m asking you to join me today in calling on Senate Democrats to filibuster revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that would give “retroactive immunity” to the giant telecom companies for their role in aiding George W. Bush’s illegal eavesdropping on American citizens.
The Senate is debating this issue right now — which is why we must act right now. You can find your Senators’ phone numbers here or call the Senate Switchboard at 1-(202)-224-3121.
Granting retroactive immunity is wrong. It will let corporate law-breakers off the hook. It will hamstring efforts to learn the truth about Bush’s illegal spying program. And it will flip on its head a core principle that has guided our nation since our founding: the belief that no one, no matter how well connected or what office they hold, is above the law.
But in Washington today, the telecom lobbyists have launched a full-court press for retroactive immunity. George Bush and Dick Cheney are doing everything in their power to ensure it passes. And too many Senate Democrats are ready to give the lobbyists and the Bush administration exactly what they want.
Please join me in calling on every Senate Democrat to do everything in their power — including joining Senator Dodd’s efforts to filibuster this legislation — to stop retroactive immunity and stand up for the rule of law. The Constitution should not be for sale at any price.
Thank you for taking action.
January 24, 2008
These are powerful words being spoken by a Presidential candidate, and they are words that Americans long to hear. John Edwards has repeatedly demonstrated that he is no slave to big business, and a recent article demonstrates if we can unite the two forces, statistics are on the side of a candidate that takes a distinct position against the abuses of big business in America, a subject that been neglected for far too long. An article appeared in Op-Ed News in regard a recent Harris Poll that attempted to show what Americans think about “Big Business” - and the results are shocking:
Big Business Is Even More Unpopular Than You Think