Surprise, Surprise – Another “Security” Law That Takes Away Your Freedoms…


Commentary by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist

One must take a deep breath when considering this type a diversion. The reader need look no further that the U.S. Constitution in the section, “How a bill becomes a Law. One party is highly unlikely to ramrod such legislation to the President’s desk. In addition, Internet Service Providers are leveling serious blow back on this legislation.

My take, another distraction from Gun Walker, Obama Care, Holder not prosecuting Wall Street Bankers for pay.  We are dealing with the most corrupt administration in the entire solar system if not far beyond.  Stay focused. The real issue is Obama can’t run on his record, so it might be wise to limit the number of wild geese we chase?

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

Don’t these guys ever give it a break when it comes to stealing our freedoms under false pretenses? This latest outrage is a real eye opener.

Of course, whenever Congress or the President hastily push through a bill, it should sound off the alarm bells in your head. The House vote for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was supposed to take place on a Friday, but according Campaign for Liberty Vice President Matt Hawes, “they had to ram it through at the last minute Thursday night…”

CISPA is being pitched as yet another harmless cybersecurity bill that “encourages” private corporations to “voluntarily” share information with government agencies.

Securing our Internet infrastructure is, of course, important. However, CISPA uses such vague language to expand the power of government that it opens the door wide to abuse of our freedom of speech and assembly.

More Crooked Dealings to Make Us a Less Free People

Interestingly, CISPA didn’t pass the House of Representatives until eleven last-minute amendments were tacked on. Hawes says, “If a bill needs to be changed that much, it’s pretty obvious it should go back to the drawing board instead of on to the Senate… With so many amendments being adopted just before the rushed vote on final passage, it was not possible for representatives to get a full picture of what the bill will do until after they passed it.”

Sounds like another case of the “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it,” as Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously said about Obamacare.

Having passed the House, CISPA is in the hands of the Senate, where “Senate Democrats are quietly revamping [the] legislation in an attempt to pick up Republican votes,” as reported in The Hill.

Here’s Why CISPA Is So Dangerous…

Even with the eleven amendments, privacy organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) point out CISPA language appears ripe for abuse.

One clause the EFF highlights is:

“[Private information may be shared] notwithstanding any other provision of law.”

Don’t these guys ever give it a break when it comes to stealing our freedoms under false pretenses? This latest outrage is a real eye opener.

Of course, whenever Congress or the President hastily push through a bill, it should sound off the alarm bells in your head. The House vote for the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was supposed to take place on a Friday, but according Campaign for Liberty Vice President Matt Hawes, “they had to ram it through at the last minute Thursday night…”

CISPA is being pitched as yet another harmless cybersecurity bill that “encourages” private corporations to “voluntarily” share information with government agencies.

Securing our Internet infrastructure is, of course, important. However, CISPA uses such vague language to expand the power of government that it opens the door wide to abuse of our freedom of speech and assembly.

More Crooked Dealings to Make Us a Less Free People

Interestingly, CISPA didn’t pass the House of Representatives until eleven last-minute amendments were tacked on. Hawes says, “If a bill needs to be changed that much, it’s pretty obvious it should go back to the drawing board instead of on to the Senate… With so many amendments being adopted just before the rushed vote on final passage, it was not possible for representatives to get a full picture of what the bill will do until after they passed it.”

Sounds like another case of the “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it,” as Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) famously said about Obamacare.

Having passed the House, CISPA is in the hands of the Senate, where “Senate Democrats are quietly revamping [the] legislation in an attempt to pick up Republican votes,” as reported in The Hill.

Here’s Why CISPA Is So Dangerous…

Even with the eleven amendments, privacy organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) point out CISPA language appears ripe for abuse.

One clause the EFF highlights is:

“[Private information may be shared] notwithstanding any other provision of law.”

Meanwhile, more consumer-oriented firms like Mozilla strongly oppose it. Mozilla recently told Forbes that “CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security. The bill infringes on our privacy, includes vague definitions of cybersecurity, and grants immunities to companies and government that are too broad around information misuse.”

The mainstream press states the White House threatens to veto the bill if it passes the Senate. But don’t hold your breath. After threatening to veto the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA), which allows for the indefinite detention of Americans in the name of security, president Obama sneaked the law through on the last day of the year in 2011.

There is some hope. Opposition is mounting and getting louder. Slowly, some supporters are doing the right thing and changing sides.

Mozilla, the maker to the Firefox web browser, was the first technology company to publicly announce their opposition to CISPA. More recently, Microsoft has come aboard announcing its concern about the lack of privacy for its customers.

You Can Help Stop CISPA from Passing the Senate

Now that it’s in the hands of the Senate, you can go to EFF’s unique CISPA page and follow the simple steps to contact your own state’s U.S. senators and petition them to vote NO on this and related bills. (Reports say Big Government Republican John McCain (R-AZ) is at it again, developing a new bill that some call CISPA on steroids! We’ll keep you informed in future emails.)

Here’s EFF’s grassroots action portal: https://cyberspying.eff.org/

If this bill (or a similar one) passes the Senate and the president doesn’t veto it, it just makes encrypting your e-mails, using a VPN or proxy server to surf the Internet, and encrypting your files and electronic data even more important than they are today. We’ve gone into further details on how to implement these tools in past Executive Bulletins, and we’ll definitely be expanding our coverage of online privacy strategies in future issues.

Yours in Freedom,

Lee Bellinger, Publisher
Independent Living

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5 responses to “Surprise, Surprise – Another “Security” Law That Takes Away Your Freedoms…

  1. This bill as others wanting to pass, is totally about CONTROL and this government is so very paranoid, between the drones, the cameras, the spies on the phones, in e-mail. Why do this – you already know everything there is to know. Leave the internet alone, Government can not handle something is out there they don’t control. Makes me sick to have a government so paranoid and forcing all this crap in the name of safety. Bull—-. It is about CONTROL

  2. Big Brother is watching you now and wants more ways to do so. For the sake of a free America, CISPA must die and Big Brother must be whittled down to Little Afterbirth.

  3. The Paranoia isn’t from terrorist, it’s because Government official are afraid of public retribution… and judgement day isn’t far off!

  4. Both Political Party’s ARE and have been for MANY decades on the AGENDA 21 PROGRAM plan which is to steal our Rights and WEALTH and YES, just as a long Ago President Said, Americans will wake up to be Homeless on the very Land their fathers FOUGHT for.

  5. So READ your Deeds AmeriKkkkkka…you are NOT an Owner, you are a TENANT but you TRUST an interpreter of Government Language of legalese SLEAZE to Speak and DO for you that we call Lawyers, the same BREED of SCUM that SITS in the Majority of ALL Government beaches and offices to DO their DIrty Deeds and WHY lawyers throughout the AGES under different Labels were and ARE the Money/Land Grabbers in EVERY society since.

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