With the FISA “reform” bill now in the Senate, it’s deja vu all over again.

As it most likely will be with our alledged Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill.

I’m still not sure what kind of verbage will appeal to her to oppose FISA “reform” (something she’s shown a total unwillingness to do).  Here was my latest stab.

Dear Senator McCaskill:

What is the difference between a democracy and a police state?  In the former, the governmenet cannot spy on you unless they suspect you are commiting a crime.  If the latter, they simply monitor you “preemptively”, THEN decide whether you’ve committed a crime.

The latest atrocious FISA “reform” bill, which I urge you to oppose, is simply another step down that path towards a police state.  Your stance on previous FISA bills has shown an unwillingness to stand up to basic democratic (with a small “d”) principles as outlined in the Constitution.

I bet if this were a similar attempt to gut gun ownership, you’d be singing a far different tune.

Please, finally, stand up for the Constitution and oppose the FISA bill (or support a filibuster or whatever).