CISPA 2013: Will Senate Vote to Violate Freedom To Contract & Privacy Rights?Submitted by InPursuitOfLiberty on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 08:11
“This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government” -Ron Paul
In a few hours, April 19th, 2013, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act / Cyber Protection Act-more clearly-a government internet takeover, will take to the Senate floor for a vote & a fight after the vote to bring it to the floor passed in house rules and passed the house floor vote, despite massive American outcry against the legislation and its useless amendments.
According to the legislative text and sponsors of the legislation, CISPA serves the purpose of protecting the cybersecurity of Americans and the companies that operate within the market Americans create.
Who could be against that? Who could turn down SECURITY? Who could turn down security on the internet, a revolutionary,rewarding, and risky network that connects individuals and businesses with each other, and with unique and innovative ideas, causes, news, and knowledge? Who could turn it down considering that participating in the internet and all of the glorious opportunities mentioned above eventually leads you to create an online “you”?
But what the planners behind CISPA 2013 do not make transparent to the American people is that the government’s goal with this cyber protection act is to make your internet “you”, your online communications and actions…transparent to government.
“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds” -John Perry Barlow
That’s right,men like Senator Mike Rogers, the sponsor of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, believe that protecting your internet SECURITY starts with legislating law that encourages and can even demand the sharing of your information from internet companies, even when illegally and in violation of Privacy Rights and Freedom to Contract, with government “and other entities”. This legislation endangers any information created, shared, and stored by you on the internet, including information protected by privacy agreements and contracts.
Senator Mike Rogers, in his plea & valiant fight for cybersecurity & CISPA, even went as far to state that if you care about your privacy / freedom to contract Rights “you’re probably a 14 year old teenager in your basement“...