Well, S.1927, An Act To Amend The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 passed the Senate and House, with a bunch of weak kneed Democrats rushing to its support.
Unfortunately I’m not surprised to find that Florida Senator Bill Nelson has voted in favor of the amendment. The Senator has consistently cast votes hostile to the Constitution and with the Bush Administration. I can only guess he’s been promised a bed in the bunker during the coming coup. Unfortunately, he’s not up for reelection until 2012, but I have decided he is nothing more than a Republican in sheep’s clothing. He’s very quiet about it, but seems to very consistently vote to support the Administration.
I was also surprised to see that Jim Webb, the newly elected Senator from Virginia, had voted for the amendment. I thought he had a bit more backbone.
The last vestiges of democratic rule are slipping away. Of all the things in the bill, it gives this unbridled power to Alberto Gonzales…a man who has called the Constitution, “a quaint document.” This is a man who wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him in the ass, and he can surveil any person he wants to. Do you honestly believe this administration will use this authority only for good?