Did Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama sell out your freedom on July 9?
Obama voted in favor of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a bill that provides retroactive legal protection to cooperating telecom companies that helped the feds illegally eavesdrop on the overseas calls of American citizens in America. Until a few weeks ago, that would be shortly after the last primaries, Obama adamantly opposed the bill. "Unequivocally" was the word his people used.
"Believing Democrats are more adept at protecting American civil liberties is a mistake," Libertarian Party spokesman Andrew Davis said. "Democrats are just as guilty as Republicans, and have been a doormat to the Republican-led assault on our Constitution.
McCain also failed to vote against the FISA bill and protect your freedom.
So what are Americans to do if they want to protect their freedom? You can show freedom matters by voting in November for candidates who not only oppose the FISA bill today, but also will oppose the FISA bill when it comes up for a vote next time. Presidential candidate Bob Barr and U.S. Senate candidate Scotty Boman are vocal opponents of the FISA bill and other violations of the U.S. Constitution. Bob Barr is polling at 6% in a national poll by Zogby and his campaign has just gotten started.
All right, so I don't have the slightest idea where Port Huron is, or how big it is, but that doesn't matter.
In an internet age the amount of publicity that can be generated this way is virtually limitless--and any of us can do it.