Update: please see Act now for ways you can help advocate for both ideas!
With less than 36 hours to go in change.org’s Ideas for Change in America competition, Get FISA Right has voted overwhelmingly (30-2) to endorse Bob Fertik’s Appoint a Special Prosecutor for the Crimes of the Bush Administration.
Please advocate for Bob’s idea, which has climbed to 14th place with 6370 votes, as well as our own Get FISA Right, repeal the PATRIOT Act, and restore our civil liberties (currently in #7 with 9565). Please also consider joining the Facebook group Appoint a Special Prosecutor to Investigate Bush Administration War Crimes. I’ll include more details in the “24 hours to go” last-minute instructions later today.
We must defend the Constitution; whereas we must move forward, we cannot allow the Bush-administration precedents to stand. Nixon’s misconduct led to the passage of FISA; current attempts to short-circuit the Constitution must be followed up similarly.
If our US Constitution is not enforced by accountability, investigation, court action, it is JUST A PIECE OF PAPER.”
I think that the overly-expansive and rights-infringing FISA bill is symptomatic of the larger problems with this administration. We should fight both the symptom AND the cause.
How can you look forward without knowing what foundation you are standing upon? These crimes need to be investigated fully before we know what laws will be required to prevent this from ever happening again, and accountability must be doled out to perpetrators to ensure that the law is enforced.
yes, because we have to be consistent with the rights for everyone.
YES, YES, YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES.
This is such a no-brainer.