The greatness of our country stems from our respect of our laws and from our respect of the wisdom that the forefathers of our great nation set forth in our Constitution. Indeed, the Alaska Congressional Delegation all took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States of America, not the president, any other individual or any partisan agenda.
To give grant immunity to the telecommunication companies who illegally spied upon American citizens would be to ignore the right of unreasonable search codified in the Bill of Rights and would be contrary to the oath that each member of Congress took to uphold the Constitution.
In my opinion, the choice is quite simple. Are members of Congress willing to ignore the Constitution of the United States and their oaths to uphold it by condoning and granting immunity to those who may have violated the law, or are they worthy of the trust that we the citizens of Alaska have placed in them as our elected officials?
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