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Flip Flop Obama Was Against Protect America Act, Now For It!

Barack Obama has done himself in with his support for the FISA Amendments Act. The problem isn’t just that the FISA Amendments Act is a badly written law, and a flagrant abuse against Americans’ constitutional rights.

The biggest problem for Obama is that his support for the FISA Amendments Act is intellectually dishonest, and logically impossible to support because it’s internally inconsistent.

Consider two statements made in yesterday’s statement by Obama trying to explain his support for the FISA Amendments Act:

First: “I also believe that the compromise bill is far better than the Protect America Act that I voted against last year.”

Then: “Given the choice between voting for an improved yet imperfect bill, and losing important surveillance tools, I’ve chosen to support the current compromise.”

When Barack Obama says in the second statement that he doesn’t want the President to lose “important surveillance tools”. You know what those “important surveillance tools” are? They’re the tools established by the Protect America Act:

– Physical searches of Americans’ homes without a search warrant or any evidence of a crime.
– Electronic eavesdropping on our telephone calls, emails and web surfing without a search warrant or other judicial supervision.
– Making the administrators of the spy programs the same people to certify the spy programs’ legality.

When Barack Obama says that he wants to keep “important surveillance tools” from expiring, he’s saying that he wants to keep the Protect America Act from expiring – but earlier in the same statement, he says that the Protect America Act is a bad law, and that’s why he voted against it in 2007!

Barack Obama was against the Protect America Act before he was for it?

That kind of sloppy thinking sunk John Kerry in 2004, and it is sinking Barack Obama in 2008.

Read the complete point by point rebuttal of Barack Obama’s new FISA Amendments Act statement.

3 Responses

  1. Intellectual property theft, theft of your trade secrets, your bid details, your confidential communications are facillitated by FISA!!!

    60-70% of our National Intelligence budget is paid to private contractors who are free from oversight, control and accountability.

    Competitors can hire well placed private contractors to get them, FISA makes it much easier.

    These private contractors are part of law enforcement. They are free to steal and sell information as they wish.

    See http://HappinessHacker.com for links to reliabie resources.

  2. This article is ridiculous. It is twisting President Obama’s words so much that its not even him saying these things anymore. He does not support the Protect America Act, he supports the new and improved version of it which is obviously NOT the same thing. And as far as preventing the Protect America Act from expiring, it already did Feb. 13, 2008.

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