Thursday, May 29, 2008

Is it okay to break the law if the President says it’s okay?

From the ACLU.
That’s the outrageous proposition at the heart of a new spying “compromise” that Republican Senator Christopher Bond is pushing on Capitol Hill.

His goal: to let off the hook telecommunications companies that willfully cooperated with illegal spying.

Senator Bond wants to bury lawsuits filed against telecom companies in a secret court. And, when they get there, he wants cases dismissed if the companies can show that the President gave them a note saying his request for customer information was legal.

He just might get away with it, unless we can convince Congress to reject his proposal.

Tell your representative: Just because the president says it's legal doesn't make it so! Take action now.
Not to mention that we are presumably governed by laws not royal edict.

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