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e are Constitution Voters

It's time candidates talk about warrantless NSA spying on

innocent Americans, including military personnel and international

relief workers.

Email debate moderator, Bob Schieffer, and tell him to ask the

candidates about warrantless NSA spying on innocent Americans,

including military personnel and international relief workers.

FTN@cbsnews.com

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Dear ACLU Supporter,

Tomorrow night, at the last debate, one thing we can be sure of is

that Barack Obama and John McCain will go out of their way to tell us

how much they respect America's fighting men and women. There's a

simple test that moderator Bob Schieffer can use to see if they mean

it.

He can ask them how and when they plan to put an end to our

government's ineffective and unnecessary spying on the personal phone

calls of innocent Americans, including the phone calls of military

personnel serving far away from home.

Late last week, two whistle-blowers -- former National Security Agency

(NSA) military intercept operators -- the people who actually listen

in on phone calls -- revealed that hundreds of innocent Americans,

including soldiers and humanitarian workers for the Red Cross and

Doctors Without Borders, were routinely and intentionally eavesdropped

on.

It's hard to think of a more insulting way to disrespect those serving

our nation and the world overseas than intruding on their personal,

sometimes intimate, phone calls back home.

Email Bob Schieffer, and tell him to ask the candidates about

warrantless NSA spying on innocent Americans, including military

personnel and international relief workers.

FTN@cbsnews.com

Anyone vying to be our next Commander in Chief should have a ready

answer. The only way to stop this reckless spying is to make sure the

NSA does not have unchecked spying power. That is why the ACLU is

challenging the FISA Amendments Act with our Amnesty International v.

McConnell lawsuit brought on behalf of an impressive array of

journalists, human rights organizations and lawyers.

This misguided law -- rushed through a timid pre-election Congress --

gives the government nearly unfettered access to the international

phone calls of Americans without any meaningful judicial oversight.

Such unchecked and unaccountable power is an outrage and essentially

authorizes mass, suspicionless, warrantless spying -- exactly what the

ACLU has been fighting to undo since the Bush administration began its

illegal warrantless spying program in 2005. Last week's

revelations about NSA spying on our troops and international relief

workers makes painfully clear that our government has run amok, spying

on innocent Americans while claiming to be spying only on suspected

terrorists.

The American people deserve to know whether our next President is

committed to bring out-of-control eavesdropping to an end.

Send a message to Mr. Schieffer.

FTN@cbsnews.com

The men and women serving in the military make so many

sacrifices for our country. They leave home for months -- even years

-- at a time. They put themselves in harm's way, and some of them

never return home at all. It is unconscionable that our government has

turned their most intimate phone calls into fodder for the amusement

of NSA spies.

That's exactly what's happened according to the NSA whistle-blowers'

reports. Tomorrow night, Bob Schieffer can ask a simple question and

let the candidates tell the American public exactly how they are

planning on bringing out-of-control government spying to an end.

Please send a message to Mr. Schieffer today.

FTN@cbsnews.com

The ACLU is leading the fight to stop out-of-control eavesdropping,

and we will not yield until we bring this reckless spying to an end.

Please stand with us today.

In defense of freedom,

Anthony D. Romero

Executive Director

ACLU

P.S. The debate happens tomorrow night. Help to ensure Bob Schieffer

asks about this critical issue. Please pass this along to five

friends, and take time to send Mr. Schieffer a message right away.


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