A couple of months ago I shot a quick video expressing my appreciation for the House standing up and refusing to grant retroactive immunity around warrantless wiretapping. I guess I should pull it down now, and replace it with this one.
Honestly, I don't understand why at this point any member of Congress would think it was a good idea to give George Bush the power to grant immunity to anyone he wants around warrantless wiretapping - and to cover all tracks in the process. George Bush has proven, over and over again, that he cannot be trusted to uphold either the letter or the spirit of the laws that protect the people of the United States from the abuse of our government.
The Fourth Amendment is not particularly ambiguous about this:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
All I can say is that I'm sorry Congress failed on this one - and that I will honor the pledge I hope to take to uphold the Constitution.