"It's 3 a.m. and your children are safe and asleep."* The phone rings, but don't worry about who's on the other end, because the government is listening. It seems Congress is about to cave in to Bush administration hysterics and fearmongering tactics about FISA - even though George Bush and the Republicans have refused an extension of the bill. If enough House Democrats relent to the Bush bullying, not only will the telecoms continue spying on Americans' phone call and emails, they won't be prosecuted for doing so!
Apparently, the government's priorities are not our civil liberties and the rule of law, as guaranteed in the Constitution. Nope, they're concerned about one thing and one thing only: protecting AT&T, Verizon and the other big telecoms from being sued for secretly spying on our phone calls and email. Oh and then there's that little matter about records being released that might implicate the Bush administration and leave them liable to prosecution - can't have that, now can we??!!
VOTE! Please VOTE in Tuesday's primaries in Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island for a president who will lead a strong government with backbone and principle; one who will truly protect our Constitution. We have had ENOUGH of a government that promises accountability, yet secretly circumvents the law at every turn. Meanwhile, our economy is sinking further into recession because of a costly war based on deliberate lies.
Time to get involved in the political process and help create change for the better. This is OUR country, not one just for the rich and their special interests. We have a say; we have a voice; we must speak! Let's raise our voices at caucuses and the ballot box on Tuesday and again in November. Speak out for change. Yes, we can!
*Opening line from a fear-mongering television ad put out by the Clinton campaign that is reminiscent of an ad used in Lyndon Johnson's presidential campaign.