Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Yea for Gillibrand, Clinton and Schumer
They all decided that protecting our Constitution is more important than winning conservative votes in the next election (especially brave of Gillibrand who represents a rather conservative district). These 3 congress people all voted against changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (also known as the "Protect America Act"). The Bill temporarily expands the executive branch’s authority to spy on suspected foreign terrorists without a court order, when communications are passing through the U.S. It seems that even the rubber stamping approval of the FISA courts for warrantless searches were too much to ask of the Bush administration.