"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Friday, April 27, 2012

The Rape of the Bill of Rights, Part XVII

BIG BROTHER   -   The bill is an "unprecedented, sweeping piece of legislation that would waive every single privacy law ever enacted in the name of cybersecurity."   - - - Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)

  • A bi-partisan rape of the Constitution.
  • Do Republicans actually believe in anything????

The House on Thursday tore the Bill of Rights into small pieces and then pissed on what remained.  They went ahead and approved the controversial Big Brother cybersecurity legislation bill CISPA. 
In violation of the Bill of Rights, the government will get around the 4th Amendment by having multi-national corporations spy and gather information on you as agents for the Feds.
Members approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection (CISPA) act, H.R. 3523, in a 248-168 vote that split both parties somewhat. The bill was supported by 42 Democrats, while 28 Republicans opposed it.
The legislation allows the national security state to circumvent the Constitution and allow carte blanche surveillance of the internet  computer networks to private computers. Passage of CISPA is a milestone for the high-tech surveillance police state now going in place.

CISPA can no longer be called a cybersecurity bill at all. The government would be able to search information it collects under CISPA for the purposes of investigating American citizens with complete immunity from all privacy protections as long as they can claim someone committed a “cybersecurity crime”. Basically it says the 4th Amendment does not apply online, at all. Moreover, the government could do whatever it wants with the data as long as it can claim that someone was in danger of bodily harm.

(The Hill)

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