US Senate Votes to Cloak Illegal Spying

The Senate voted today to amend the FISA statutes and cover up the illegal wiretapping done by the GWB administration (clarification: this was not started by GWB, just expanded). The bill effectively grants immunity to the telecommunications companies who helped the government illegally spy on regular citizens’ internet traffic and phone calls. Surprisingly, our Illinois Senators voted no.
Yes, Dave, I know you’ll ask if I think spying on people who might be terrorists is needed. Yes, I do. I don’t think that watching everything that everyone does is legal nor right.

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