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Bloviating Zeppelin: CISPA passes the House whilst you were sleeping: my Congressman McClintock weighs in

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

CISPA passes the House whilst you were sleeping: my Congressman McClintock weighs in

CISPA passed the House of Representatives, on Thursday, April 26th.

CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) or HR 3523:

To provide for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes. – H.R. 3523

My 4th District Congressman Tom McClintock weighs in:



Mr McClintock said, on April 27th, in his allotted minute on the floor:

Mr. Speaker:

Under the Fourth Amendment, if the Government wants to snoop through a person's email, it must first convince a judge that there is probable cause to believe that person has committed a crime and it must specify the documents it believes are relevant to that charge.

Yesterday the House passed a measure that makes a mockery of this cherished protection.

Under the guise of cyber security it allows the government to pressure and cajole internet providers to turn over their subscribers' data and for the government then to use that data -- without the consent or even knowledge of the individuals affected -- for a wide variety of vague purposes unrelated to cyber security. All without warrant.

This is a truly Orwellian measure that our Bill of Rights was specifically written to prevent. I hope the House will have second thoughts as it reflects on the ramifications of this act.

Passed the House. Next to the Senate. The bulk of Republicans voted for it. They're wrong.

In my opinion -- as with Mr McClintock's -- this needs to die. HR 3523 opens up a door we need not open. Because, once opened, it cannot be closed.

And my e-mails will be read. And yours. And if you dissent with the current government?

What of that?

BZ

PS:
In my state:

California
Aye D Thompson, Michael “Mike” CA 1st
Aye R Herger, Walter “Wally” CA 2nd
Aye R Lungren, Daniel CA 3rd
No R McClintock, Tom CA 4th
No D Matsui, Doris CA 5th
No D Woolsey, Lynn CA 6th
No D Miller, George CA 7th
No D Pelosi, Nancy CA 8th
No D Lee, Barbara CA 9th
Aye D Garamendi, John CA 10th
No D McNerney, Jerry CA 11th
No D Speier, Jackie CA 12th
No D Stark, Fortney “Pete” CA 13th
No D Eshoo, Anna CA 14th
No D Honda, Michael “Mike” CA 15th
No D Lofgren, Zoe CA 16th
No D Farr, Sam CA 17th
Aye D Cardoza, Dennis CA 18th
Aye R Denham, Jeff CA 19th
Aye D Costa, Jim CA 20th
Aye R Nunes, Devin CA 21st
Aye R McCarthy, Kevin CA 22nd
No D Capps, Lois CA 23rd
Aye R Gallegly, Elton CA 24th
Aye R McKeon, Howard “Buck” CA 25th
Aye R Dreier, David CA 26th
No D Sherman, Brad CA 27th
No D Berman, Howard CA 28th
No D Schiff, Adam CA 29th
No D Waxman, Henry CA 30th
No D Becerra, Xavier CA 31st
No D Chu, Judy CA 32nd
No D Bass, Karen CA 33rd
No D Roybal-Allard, Lucille CA 34th
No D Waters, Maxine CA 35th
No D Hahn, Janice CA 36th
No D Richardson, Laura CA 37th
No D Napolitano, Grace CA 38th
No D Sánchez, Linda CA 39th
Aye R Royce, Edward “Ed” CA 40th
Aye R Lewis, Jerry CA 41st
Aye R Miller, Gary CA 42nd
No D Baca, Joe CA 43rd
Aye R Calvert, Ken CA 44th
Aye R Bono Mack, Mary CA 45th
No R Rohrabacher, Dana CA 46th
No D Sanchez, Loretta CA 47th
Aye R Campbell, John CA 48th
Aye R Issa, Darrell CA 49th
Aye R Bilbray, Brian CA 50th
No Vote D Filner, Bob CA 51st
Aye R Hunter, Duncan CA 52nd
No D Davis, Susan CA 53rd


7 Comments:

Blogger Z said...

If Lungren voted AYE, it's not as evil as it sounds.... or I'd be VERy surprised.

Tue May 01, 05:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Makes you wonder, eh?

I'll make no bones: this is my PRIVATE Libertarian portion coming out.

BZ

Tue May 01, 05:57:00 PM PDT  
Blogger ∞ ≠ ø said...

First off, I always read the damn things for myself.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3523/text

What troubles me is that this bill indirectly establishes a legal cyber information sharing ring totally outside the government.

Also, If you share with the government(say the FBI), the info automatically gets sent to DHS, BUT not the other way. DHS can gather info on other agencies or keep them in the dark if they choose.

A provision suggests that sharing information between agencies may undermine the purpose for which the information was provided.

This is internal spy vs. spy.

No bueno.

We are looking, once again, at a network potentially designed to circumvent and control the Constitutional Government of the U.S.A.

We need to pull the plug on Homeland Security before they pull the plug on us.

Wed May 02, 12:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Scotty said...

First you have to think that you actually had any privacy in that area....which is just an allusion.

Take it from the 'ol IT man here....anybody can see your business. One doesn't have to be some hacking nerd to ferret out information.

Wed May 02, 08:11:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Old NFO said...

This is NOT good, and is a total infringement on 4A!

Wed May 02, 08:12:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

You're all correct, but even more troubling:

Look how many REPUBLICANS voted FOR the bill!

BZ

Wed May 02, 01:06:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Leticia said...

Talk about invading our privacy. I don't like this one little bit.

What happened to our constitutional rights to privacy?

Wed May 02, 04:08:00 PM PDT  

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