CISPA - Son of SOPA or Voter Bait?
I was recently reading through some morning news while seated on my white thrown, when I came across the surprise and annoying news that our wonderful government is again trying to pass internet security bills that would destroy what remaining liberties we still have in America. This is particular interesting information for me, as the moderator and facilitator of an FB group called "Operation Black Out", which is an outreach and awareness group aimed at protesting through self imposed black outs in masse.
Though the interesting thing is, after reading a half dozen articles and publications about CISPA and current actions being taken on it, I started to wonder if it was really anything to be all that concerned with. What really caught my eye:
Obama Threatens to Veto EVEN if both the House and Senate pass CISPA?
I mean really? After supporting SOPA and other versions, and implementing things like Obamacare, now he's acting all virtuous and noble? Where did this come from?
And it's not that I don't agree, he should definitely veto CISPA if it makes it past both the House and Senate. The strange thing is, I just don't see it making it that far. Sure it just made it through the House of Representatives, but that doesn't necessarily mean much, especially when the house is still mostly Republican owned (even if the majority is through a different party). Lots of things make it through the House that would never see the light of day. Not to mention, the Senate is ruled by the Democrats right now, who are all pandering to Libertarian ideologies, and there is NO WAY they will back down now at the threat of losing voters in the fall.
So what's the deal Mr. O? Why the change of heart now? Is it because you've really changed your view point? Or because there is something more sinister in CISPA that we should be aware of? Or are you just going along with the rest of the lemmings in your party and taking advantage of the passion of the rising libertarians?
I can't quite tell which it is, but it definitely smells fishy.
And what's up with the Democratic flip flop?
As I mentioned above, the "progressives" have recently swapped out their drummers so that they can follow the tune of the libertarian beat. What's up with that?
The funny thing is, it's very logical and makes a lot of sense, as the Democratic party USED to be the Classical Liberal party. Though they had quickly morphed into "progressive socialist" when Bush took office, which was really disturbing. Though I fight with myself over whether or not it's MORE disturbing for them to have all of the sudden swapped over right before election season. Am I the only one who sees this as unusual?
I am fairly confident in my own intuition, that CISPA won't make it far enough for anyone to be concerned. Though like most cautious citizens, I feel it's always good to keep an eye on what's going on with the white house and the mischief our elected officials like to create.
In the end though, the deciding factor is always yours. How do you feel about CISPA?
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