I am expecting you to personally and professionally support, even organize, a filibuster against this bill, referred to as HR6304. The telecom immunity provisions are important, yes, but on a deeper and more meaningful note, this bill erodes the powers of both the 1st and 4th Amendment to The Constitution.
You guys have been very good at utilizing the web for information spreading. We in the tech community are impressed, and even proud of you. Use it now to gather information from the web. Search for the Senator’s name along with various combinations of the words “FISA” and “HR6304” and you will find a strong and near unanimous disapproval of this bill and everyone associated with its progress towards approval. Ignore the mainstream media and look carefully at what the real America is saying. We are opposed to it on many grounds.
A filibuster on the Senate floor could consist of your staff reading hundreds of thousands of short comments, limited to 144 characters each, on the twitter service, all of them in favor of your actions against this bill. Your staff already has this setup. It could be tempered with the reading of thousands of blogs, many with tens and hundreds of thousands of readers, all supporting your actions against this bill. You would potentially be bringing the voice of millions of voting Americans to the debate. I will help you organize this technical side if you want.
Mr Obama, you would be literally the 1st man in history to bring the American people, the entire Republic, to the Senate floor. All old school politics would be thrown out the window and the American people, the vast majority of every political party would support you. To do otherwise would be for them to take a public stand against the stated views of the American people, which, having been read on the Senate floor, would become a matter of record. The ‘politics as usual’ would be forever changed with this one action. You become one of our greatest Presidents, months before the election.
You will guarantee your election in November with this one grand gesture. You will prove your honor. You will prove your loyalty to the the public, as opposed to the Washington ‘business as usual’ crowd. You will show the world that you are, indeed , the choice and the voice of all America. It’s realistic that you would become the de facto most powerful man in American politics. But even more than that: You will get my support, my voice, and my vote.
Thank you for thinking this over. If you need any help whatsoever with the technical aspects of organizing all those RSS and twitter feeds, I offer my services to this cause. We could set this up in mere hours. It would be quite an affair for the mainstream media, and I believe it would be the single largest event on the web, ever.
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