I just sent the following email to my two Senators, Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr, here in North Carolina. If I get a response, I’ll let you know, but I’m not expecting to hear anything. I had to do something to make my voice heard though.
Â Senator Dole,
I was saddened to hear that you voted in favor of HR 6304–to amend FISA to allow the government to spy on citizen’s private communications and to grant immunity to the telecoms that assist with this.
I see this bill as a direct violation of the 4th amendment. It removes freedoms from the American people and grants power to the government in such a way that American citizens have no recourse.
I am a registered republican, very conservative, and I voted for you. I don’t believe I can ever cast another vote for you again after this. If we are to believe that the terrorists hate America because of our freedoms, and the people we elect remove our freedoms because of the terrorists, then the terrorists won.
When you took your office, you swore to “support and defend the Constitution.” I would like to know how you see this bill as supporting or defending the Constitution as you swore to do, especially the 4th amendment.