Thursday, July 10, 2008

Bush Signs Retroactive Immunity

President George W. Bush signed a bill providing immunity several years after potential lawbreaking behavior. The Senate decided to give likely miscreants a free pass for actions considered understandable in light of world events. Of course, the President's benefactors were corporations, not individual citizens.

What happened to his "zero tolerance" for those who violate our social contract? That applies to people in drastic need of food, water, and shoes after a deadly hurricane, but not to telecommunications companies spying on the American people.

Harry Reid placed a bad bill up for consideration, Barack Obama joined numerous Democrats in voting "yes" on telecom immunity. It's a sad day indeed, when Congress and the White House give a free pass long after the fact. The American people deserve answers, but are hung out to dry once again.

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