Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Obama, not McCain or Clinton, votes for electronic privacy
Link to full article at: CNET News.com
A U.S. Senate vote that took place two hours ago reveals how much three of our leading presidential candidates are committed to electronic privacy and the rule of law.Looks like a Birds of a Feather situation, as criminal senators protect criminal companies. Another victory for the corrupt bush Administration.
Barack Obama passes the test. John McCain failed. Hillary Clinton gets an incomplete.
The vote was on an amendment to deny AT&T and other telecommunications companies legal immunity if they are proven in court to have violated federal privacy law by opening their networks to the National Security Agency.
Obama voted for the amendment. That's a vote for electronic privacy and for the rule of law. It means that AT&T and any other companies that may have violated the law would be held accountable for any illegal actions they committed. Conversely, if AT&T, et al, violated no laws, its lawyers have nothing to worry about.
McCain opposed the amendment. This is a flip-flop from his earlier statement to us that we published as part of our News.com voter's guide earlier this year.