Group Against the FISA Amendments Act Rising To Become 1st of Obama GroupsIt is a sign of the trouble that Barack Obama invited when he broke his promise to his supporters and announced his support for the FISA Amendments Act that Obama's supporters are beginning to pull away from his campaign. In supporting the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama turns his back on the Bill of Rights, and embraces the politics of fear promoted by George W. Bush himself. The FISA Amendments Act retroactively legalizes George W. Bush's program to spy on the private communications of millions of Americans. The proposed law would allow physical searches as well as electronic spying against American citizens without search warrants or other judicial control. Only two people, the Attorney General of the United States and the President, could have control over the spying. Only they would have the power to stop it. The FISA Amendments Act creates an opportunity for tremendous abuse of power. No one who truly respects the Constitution and the rule of law could support it. Yet, Barack Obama has announced support for the FISA Amendments Act. Obama says that he will vote for the law when it comes up for a vote in the Senate on July 8. He justifies this support of one of the worst programs of George W. Bush in the same way that Bush does - Obama says it's necessary to keep Americans safe from terrorists. I thought Barack Obama said he was going to bring America away from the politics of fear. Obama once inspired. Now he disappoints. And so, now on Barack Obama's own campaign web site, the largest grassroots group will soon be a group that opposes Barack Obama because of his support of the FISA Amendments Act. As of this evening, the group against the FISA Amendments Act is the second largest group on Barack Obama's site. The chart below shows the damage. The Million Americans for Obama group actually has only 8,541 members. The top group has 13,431 members, but the anti-FISA Amendments Act group is right behind it, with, 12,614 members, and gaining between 100 and 200 members with every passing hour. By the time today is over, the anti-FISA Amendments Act group on Barack Obama will become the largest grassroots group on BarackObama.com. Barack Obama, listen to your supporters. Admit your mistake. Vote NO on the FISA Amendments Act.
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