Let’s hear it for the House of Representatives, who have so far refused to adopt the coward’s version of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In the Senate version, which passed thanks to the votes of 68 corrupt bastards and/or morons (all voting Senate Republicans + 20 so-called Democrats), telecommunications companies, which allowed illegal government access to their customer communications, will be protected from prosecution.
After the House insisted on working on their own version of the bill without the telecom immunity, President Fucktard threw a public hissy fit and threatened the country with another terrorist attack. Apparently, all the terrorists have been waiting for is for the Democrats to refuse to grant immunity from lawsuits to the telecoms.
Hey, don’t laugh, you know there are people out there in wingnut land who’ll believe crap like that, as long as it’s coming out of the mouth of Limbaugh or O’Fuckface or any of the other lying sacks of feces that have earned the credulity of this sorry nation of wimpy, whining, brain-dead sheep.
So, the Shit-for-Brains-in-Chief is claiming that if they are not given immunity, the telecoms will stop cooperating with intelligence officials, thereby endangering American citizens. I have two problems with this assertion:
- It’s not true.
- It don’t even make no kind of goddamn sense.
The telecoms can’t just stop cooperating with the government. And just in case there are any Republicans reading this post, I am going to explain why. Slowly. With small words:
BECAUSE IT IS AGAINST THE LAW.
See? That’s not so hard to understand, is it? If the government has a warrant, then the telecoms have to comply. They have to. Legally, they have no choice.
The reason why people want to sue the telecoms in the first place, is because they gave the information away without a warrant. Basically, without being compelled by law.
So, see how it’s good for both sides to have a warrant before they go invading the privacy of American citizens? It’s good for the government to have a warrant, because it ensures cooperation, and it’s good for industry, because it protects against litigation and prosecution. Compliance with the law is an excellent defense against lawsuits, in case you didn’t know.
Warrants are good for everybody! Good on the Constitution of the
I think, if some jack-booted thugs came a-knockin’ on their door they’d sure as hell be asking to see a warrant.