TruthOut is reporting on a bill introduced to the Washington State House:
HB2272 was introduced by a bipartisan team of legislators, Rep. David Taylor, a Republican from Moxee, and Rep. Luis Moscoso, a former three-term secretary of the state Democratic Party from Mountlake Terrace.
If passed, the bill would make it the policy of the state “to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal law, rule, regulation, or order which purports to authorize, the collection of electronic data or metadata of any person pursuant to any action not based on a warrant.”
The other day I was listening to right wing AM talk radio — in the car, I confess — and I heard the talk show host criticizing our government’s massive spying operations.
Obama’s sellouts to the military-industrial complex, his prosecution of whistle-blowers, and pandering to Wall Street and insurance companies have given an opening to conservatives to attack the Democrats and have caused lots of people to think the Democrats are as bad as the Republicans. The Dems should be the populists.
That’s what the Dems get for not holding their own accountable.