|reply to jc100 |
Apparently AT&T is subject to fines that supposedly would destroy the company if the law is enforced. So they're lobbying for retroactive immunity? What about the victims, thousands of Americans who have been spied upon?
And what about the rule of law? Government at every level, from the traffic cop to Congressmen, have to realize that they can't expect anyone to respect law if anyone rich enough can buy an exemption.
If AT&T is too big to be allowed to go bankrupt, then let's punish the all individuals in its management, and turn over the company to new management.
The larger issue is that AT&T was acting as a proxy to violate 4th amendment rights on behalf of the government. I've lost track of how many ways the Bush gang have trashed the Constitution now. They need to be impeached and prosecuted for that and war crimes. I hope it is not too late for USA.