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My Thoughts on Telecom Immunity

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution--you know, the one they swore to defend--says, "No ... ex post facto Law shall be passed."
 
How would it be constitutional for the Congress to pass a law that makes an illegal activity suddenly legal for a certain class of persons? And how can you do it without it becoming ex post facto the very instant you did it? And if they give a pass to this type of activity, what will they allow next time?
 
The last thing we want in this country is a precedent whereby the government runs roughshod over our rights by proxy through private companies. Right now, we're setting up a situation where when the you-know-what hits the fan, the executive branch gets their buddies in congress to pass a law granting immunity to private companies who did their dirty work for them. This, of course, strips the people of their expectation of accountability and equal justice under the law.
 
I only see chaos and tyranny down this road.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

I think they get around the ex post facto rule by claiming that they aren't changing the law, they are only making it more clear. Or some such nonsense.

11:04 AM  

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