TYRANNY ALERT: CISPA VOTE RUSHED THRU IN HOUSE; PASSES W/MAJORITY VOTE OF 248-168 By Puma By Design
Congress hurried the CISPA through. CISPA is just like SOPA. It is a shame we have to keep watch over Congress. It is time to get these incumbents out of office. I just don’t mean Democrats but Republicans.
“….Up until this afternoon, the final vote on CISPA was supposed to be tomorrow. Then, abruptly, it was moved up today—and the House voted in favor of its passage with a vote of 248-168. But that’s not even the worst part.
The vote followed the debate on amendments, several of which were passed. Among them was an absolutely terrible change (pdf and embedded below—scroll to amendment #6) to the definition of what the government can do with shared information, put forth by Rep. Quayle. Astonishingly, it was described as limiting the government’s power, even though it in fact expands it by adding more items to the list of acceptable purposes for which shared information can be used. Even more astonishingly, it passed with a near-unanimous vote. The CISPA that was just approved by the House is much worse than the CISPA being discussed as recently as this morning….”