Friday, October 26, 2007

Yeah, u better call the law (call the law)

Some big-time blogger friends of ours, acting with several big-time progressive groups, have kicked the No Retroactive Immunity issue up a notch. Here is Glenn Greenwald talking about it:

Go to and sign the petition:
Tell Harry Reid: No Immunity for Lawbreaking Companies

Join 11,885 other people who have signed the letter.

The Senate is considering a bill that would grant immunity to any telecom company that assisted in the administration's illegal wiretapping. Chris Dodd promised to put a hold on any such bill, and Joe Biden and Barack Obama pledged to uphold it. We believe that any bill coming before the Senate that includes provisions for so-called 'amnesty' for large companies involved in illegally spying on Americans should be opposed, and have authored a letter to this effect addressed to Majority Leader Reid. You can co-sign it below. The letter will also be sent to Senate Democratic leadership and the Senate Judiciary Committee members. You can read the full text of the letter here.

While the Right-wingers yearning to be spied upon by Daddy GWBush will cry "traitor!", people who value freedom, responsibility, and the Constitution will see immunity for what it is: carte blance for corporations to do anything illegal, any time the Executive branch asks, knowing that they will be forgiven. Where are the limits? Only in GWBush's brain.

And if you feel inclined, reward good behavior:

Chris Dodd

Joe Biden

Barack Obama