FISA Capitulation

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disgusting
self-destructive
buffoonish
auto-lobotomized
pestilent
brain-dead
horrific
constitution-raping
abominable
abdicating senatorial responsibility
piss for brains
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pay-for-vote
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syphilitic

I think that about covers it. We have witnessed the deliberate destruction of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America, something that has served man well since December 15, 1791.

Domestic spying can now take place against you, me, and anyone that the DOJ chooses to wiretap, without court supervision. After seven days, they can appeal and extend that illegal spying.

There will be no congressional supervision, no judicial input, and no checks on expanding our fascist state.

Thanks to the following shameful, disgusting, moronic Democrats, a big part of what made America so special died today. They voted against the amendment stripping immunity for lawbreakers.
Evan Bayh, Tom Carper, Kent Conrad, Diane Feinstein
Tim Johnson, Herb Kohl, Mary Landrieu, Blanche Lincoln
Claire McCaskill, Barb Mikulski, Bill Nelson (FL), Ben Nelson (Neb.)
Mark Pryor, Jay Rockefeller, Ken Salazar, Jim Webb

Comments

  1. Cosmopolite

    (From Yahoo News/Wikipedia):

    The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendment bill:

    – Prohibits the individual states from investigating, sanctioning of, or requiring disclosure by complicit telecoms or other persons.

    – Permits the government not to keep records of searches, and destroy existing records (it requires them to only keep the records for a period of 10 years).

    – Protects telecommunications companies from lawsuits for “‘past or future cooperation’ with federal law enforcement authorities and will assist the intelligence community in determining the plans of terrorists.”

    – Removes requirements for detailed descriptions of the nature of information or property targeted by the surveillance.

    – Increased the time allowed for warrantless surveillance to continue from 48 hours to 7 days.

    – Requires FISA court permission to wiretap Americans who are overseas.

    – Prohibits targeting a foreigner to secretly eavesdrop on an American’s calls or e-mails without court approval.

    – Allows the FISA court 30 days to review existing but expiring surveillance orders before renewing them.

    – Allows eavesdropping in emergencies without court approval, provided the government files required papers within a week.

    – Prohibits the government from invoking war powers or other authorities to supersede surveillance rules in the future.

    Which part of this bill (specifically) destroys the Fourth Amendment?