Skip to comments.House Passes CISPA CyberSecurity – Ignores Amendment To Protect 4th Amendment
Posted on 04/19/2013 8:39:09 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
The Republican led U.S. House of Representatives passed CISPA on Thursday with a majority of the major problems still intact. However, they wouldnt even allow debate on an amendment put forward by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) which would have made a provision for obtaining a warrant before any kind of spying into private data could be done.
Graysons one-sentence amendment would have required the National Security Agency, the FBI, Homeland Security and other agencies to secure a warrant obtained in accordance with the Fourth Amendment before searching a database for evidence of criminal wrongdoing.
Grayson complained this morning on Twitter that House Republicans wouldnt even allow debate on requiring a warrant before a search.
CISPA is controversial because it overrules all existing federal and state laws by saying notwithstanding any other provision of law, including privacy policies and wiretap laws, companies may share cybersecurity-related information with any other entity, including the federal government. It would not, however, require them to do so.
Well we cant believe the words that come out of Barack Obamas mouth. After all, he said the same thing about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and look how easy that was for him to sign, even though it included the indefinite detention sections, which clearly violate the U.S. Constitution.
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We have a constitution? News to me. The way our govenrment has been acting lately, one woudl htinkl we’re no logner a nation of laws and constitutional rights
Lets hope the Senate will act on this the way they did on gun control earlier this week and kill it.]]
‘Let’s Hope”? We already lsot round one apaprently with hte help of traitorous republicans- How the hell did it even pass the house?
It passed because the Republicans and the Democrats are both Statists, craving power and disregarding the individual.
Republicans passed it in the House. Why would they fillibuster in the Senate?
Seriously, when the typical American on the street agrees with Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), we have a serious problem.
Dwight Eisenhower was very concerned that the “military-industrial complex” would eventually so dominate the government that it would control America. But instead it is the “intelligence community-federal police agency” complex that has become a government unto itself.
16 Major intelligence agencies and 100+ federal police agencies, with police powers and weaponry given to the non-police federal agencies.
A complete erosion of the 4th through the 9th Amendments to the point of ridiculousness, resulting in an amazingly technological voyeuristic data collection regime that wants access to all knowledge at all times, yet has nothing to do with it that is important, or even practical.
And more than anything else, this is the point: it achieves nothing, yet our government keeps expanding it on the promise that it will someday achieve something, but it never does.
The bottom line to all of this utter waste is for some president to figure out that underneath this immense wall of fat, like Manuel Oribe, buried deeply within, there is a thin real government that does important things.
And all the rest of it is superfluous and needs to be liposuctioned out.
Yeah, really...the Repugnantcans are putting me in the completely UNCOMFORTABLE situation of having to agree with Satan.
C’mon. That sucks.
i can’t believe this shmuck is the only one who put forward such an amendment. and that i think it’s a decent amendment.
crazy days we’re living in. keep looking up.
The people who said they opposed firearms registration voted for this?