To the editor:
Congress is now voting on a bill that will effectively gut the Constitution by giving blanket immunity to phone companies who have illegally spied on millions of American citizens.
The bill, as I understand it, has been drafted in secret. Groups following the developments of the proposal were denied access to the details until it was too late to rally a strong outcry from across the nation. And it is no wonder that the details have been developed in total secrecy.
Those promoting this unconstitutional provision do not want citizens like you and me to know what is going on. Big surprise!
This is a proposal that benefits a few of our largest corporations while taking away basic rights of the rest of us! As citizens, we hold the principle that "freedom and justice for all" means you and me, as well as large and influential corporations.
While there is still time, those of us who are concerned have an obligation to write or call our members of Congress.