Do Citizens of the USA really understand what is going on? Do they think this FISA thing is just some annoyance? I know one thing, Rights once taken away never return without a huge battle.
Maybe people living inside the US have it too easy, sure, they pay more than they used to for gas. Europe and the EU would give anything to pay what the US pays. US Americans will talk about gas, they will talk about how high the veggies are now. But if you mention FISA, you’ll only get blank stares and hear crickets.
I’m going to talk first hand here, I am a US citizen living abroad (Thailand). I have to be aware that EVERYTHING I say when I call my family and friends in the US is scrutinized. Every Email I send is looked at. And here is the real thing that drives me nuts. In order for me to be on this BLOG or any other place where I can comment without fear of reprisal I have to use some third-party site. I use Anonymity . We here in Thailand and Laos and much of the world can’t see some things, like Youtube without third party sites. They are blocked.
So if you are sitting comfortable in your home in America and feeling safe, just think how that can change Overnight with just a signing statement. Case in point, you just lost a lot of your rights when this FISA Bill was passed.
I encourage you all to write to your representative, Email, Snail-mail, FAX and Telephone calls to them. Let them know that their jobs are on the line and that THEY are Supposed to work for US.
America is in trouble and it won’t get fixed on its’ own.
We must act, it is our duty as citizens to organize and act to save our country from the politics of fear.
Some of my friends in California have gotten together to pay for a couple of Bill-Board ADs to put on Highway 80 against FISA. Things CAN be done, we just need the initiative. Think Liberty before it’s gone.
BB (Blgng fr Luang Prabang Loas.)
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