“REPUBLICANS” FALL SHORT ON LIBERTY … AGAIN
Another day, another D.C. betrayal ….
This time it’s the “Republican-controlled” U.S. Senate, which voted overwhelmingly this week to pass the so-called “Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act,” or CISA.
This bill is a fundamental recalibration of America’s mass surveillance operation – one effectively putting private companies in charge of snooping on citizens and turning over that information to the government.
Same sh*t … different day, in other words.
“The bill is fundamentally flawed due to its broad immunity clauses, vague definitions, and aggressive spying authorities,” the pro-liberty Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) noted.
None of that stopped the party of “limited government” from passing it, though … with overwhelming “Republican” support. In fact only five GOP Senators voted against the bill – along with sixteen Democrats.
(For those of you keeping score at home, presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio missed the vote).
“The passage of CISA reflects the misunderstanding many lawmakers have about technology and security,” EFF added. “Computer security engineers were against it. Academics were against it. Technology companies, including some of Silicon Valley’s biggest like Twitter and Salesforce, were against it. Civil society organizations were against it. And constituents sent over 1 million faxes opposing CISA to Senators.”
A lot of good that did …