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June 20, 2008

Congressional Criminals

We generally start our messages with a Quote of the Day. Here’s what the Dow Jones news service quotes Senator Kit Bond as saying with regard to warrantless spying and immunity for the law-breaking telecom companies . . .

“I’m not here to say that the government is always right, but when the government tells you to do something, I’m sure you would all agree that I think you all recognize that is something you need to do.”

This is a perfect expression of the criminal mentality of many in Congress. YOU must obey the government laws, but those in government have no obligation to do so. YOU must do what the government tells you, even if what they’re asking is illegal.

Many in Congress think its okay for the President, the Attorney General, and the major telecoms to violate the law and the Constitution — particularly the Fourth Amendment. And so . . .

The House is scheduled to vote today to grant immunity to the telecoms, as well as to make it easier for the President to spy on Americans without a warrant. All the Executive Branch will need to do is write a letter. All the telecoms will need to do is show that letter when challenged in court. If you didn’t send a message yesterday opposing this, please do so now. 

We will publish the list of Congressional criminals, as reflected by their vote, in an upcoming Dispatch.

If you did send such a message yesterday, and lots of you did, then please send them a message telling them, “I am not afraid.”  

Please also make a phone call to the Speaker of the House and the House Majority Leader letting them know that you oppose their rush to a vote on the new FISA bill. Tell them to stop the vote. Here are their phone numbers . . .

Speaker Nancy Pelosi – (202) 225-4965
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer – (202) 225-4131

Thank you for being a member of the growing Downsize DC Army.

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

P.S. I will be appearing at the Revolution Freedom Festival, put on by the Granny Warriors, in Sturgis, South Dakota, July 2 – 6, 2008. More than 1,000 people are expected. My actual speaking date is Saturday, July 5th, and I hope to see you there! In fact, if you plan to attend, please hit Reply to this message and tell us so. I’d like to meet you. You can get complete details about the event at Revolution4Freedom.com.

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