liberalviewer (liberalviewer) wrote in aclyou,

ACLU Fights Wiretapping Law Approved by Obama, McCain and Bush

(NOTE: I tried crossposting this item to the [info]liberal community, but it was rejected without explanation, though, as usual, it meets all guidelines for posting to that supposedly "open" community)

When Pres. George W. Bush and Sen. Barack Obama BOTH agreed on unconstitutional amendments to the foreign intelligence surveillance act (FISA) last week, it raised questions about Obama's consistency on civil liberties and about how to best fight this assault on the Fourth Amendment and the right to privacy. I try to answer these questions with some clips from a Barack Obama news conference and from spokespeople for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in my 5 minute 43 second YouTube video at:

ACLU Fights Wiretapping Approved by Obama, McCain and Bush

If you're interested in the sources I used for my video...

You can see the full July 1, 2008, Barack Obama news conference from which I took a short clip for my video at Obama news conference

You can see ACLU Legislative Counsel Michelle Richardson's full June 21, 2008, appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal at Michelle Richardson on C-SPAN

You can see more about the ACLU's fight against the FISA Amendments Act (including the ACLU video from which I took a short clip) at ACLU Fights Warrantless Wiretapping

And, you can see Sen. Barack Obama's full February 16, 2006, statement on the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization at Sen. Obama's statement on his support of the 2006 Patriot Act Reauthorization

Finally, as always, I appreciate all feedback :-)
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