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Help Senator Dodd with suggestions of what to read during his FISA filibuster tomorrow

Yes, Dodd's filibustering on FISA tomorrow. (You can whip your Senators here.)

What should Dodd read during the filibuster? That is, besides the complete United States Constitution?

I'll start:

The Federalist Papers, especially #47:

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.

I can't believe Reid won't honor Dodd's hold, but honors holds from Republican Senators. So much for all that respect for procedure and tradition, eh?

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

links to stuff his staff could print out, or something?

what would i like him to read? letters from soldiers in iraq, perhaps some reports about corruption by MIC contractors, you know, in full and hoary detail. he should also throw in a little humor; there are many books detailing the stupidity of the preznit from which he could quote. the founders are always good too.

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Wasn't there a campaign to do this for some other person/group awhile back (yeah, I know, great detail there; it is early and it's Monday and well, there you have it) who was protesting something somewhere. People sent just about any sort of food and drink that you can get delivered and order with a credit card.

Can delivery people go on the floor of Congress? Maybe a campaign to send stuff, combined with a heads-up to a local TV news producer, would accomplish the goal of gaining attention whether Dodd receives it or not. The chow could be handed out to others on the scene (reporters, staffers--all people whose good opinion it is always nice to cultivate) or redirected to the homeless shelter closest to Capitol Hill.