Today a friend of mine posted an article about CISPA and how the House of Representatives has passed this bill.
The US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA).
Lawmakers in the House voted 288-to-127 Thursday afternoon to accept the bill. Next it will move to the Senate and could then end up on the desk of US President Barack Obama for him to potentially sign the bill into law. Earlier this week, though, senior White House advisers said they would recommend the president veto the bill.
As I read the article, it became apparent that those who wrote it are complete morons. Just read what Rep. Mike McCaul said.
Speaking before his congressional colleagues, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said this week’s deadly terrorist attack in Boston are reason enough to pass a cybersecurity bill, despite lacing evidence that the pair of bombs detonated Monday at the Boston Marathon were acts of cyberterror.
“Recent events in Boston demonstrate that we have to come together as Republicans and Democrats” in order to pass a bill that will strengthen national security, McCaul (R-Texas) said Thursday morning.
“In the case of Boston,” said McCaul, “there were real bombs.”
“In this case, they are digital bombs — and these digital bombs are on their way.”
WHAT!!!!!! He compared cyber attacks with 9/11 and The Boston Bombings!?!?!?! How dare you take those tragedies and use them to pass your idiotic piece of trash of a bill!
And if that wasn’t bad enough, read this garbage.
When Rep. Ruppersberger reintroduced CISPA at the start of this congressional season, he evoked the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to suggest that Congress can and will do whatever is necessary in the wake of another tragedy.
“We don’t do anything well after a significant emotional event,” said Ruppersberger. Should there be a cyberattack on America on par with 9/11, Congress “will get all the bills passed we want,” he said.
THIS! This is proof positive our Politicians want to manipulate us to pass THEIR agendas and not ours. This ticks me off more than you can even imagine. Why do we put up with this?