Marketplace   Menu Guide   Complete Pages      
butler eagle
Site last updated: Monday, February 20, 2017
Published: April 25, 2013 print this article Print save this article Save email this article Email ENLARGE TEXT increase font decrease font

Explain spying vote

Thursday of last week, Americans moved closer to losing more 4th Amendment rights when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
This behind-closed-doors bill disallowed debate on an amendment that would have required a warrant for the government to spy on people.
This bill permits the government to spy on all Internet use without a warrant and without letting a person know that he or she is the target of spying.
Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Liberties Union warned, “As we’ve seen repeatedly, once the government gets expansive national security authorities, there’s no going back.”
It is hard for me to agree with the ACLU and disagree with U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-3rd. But this bill is a clear violation of the 4th Amendment, and I hope U.S. Sens. Pat Toomey and Bob Casey see it that way and vote no on CISPA.
Kelly should tell us why he voted yes on CISPA.

Controls go here



John G. Drescher
Donegal Township
Back
 
Comments
 
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HEADLINES
arrow Lawmakers living large
arrow Show consequence
arrow Best wishes
arrow More than we paid for
 
MOST READ ARTICLES
arrow Man arrested after staggering on road
arrow Couple drove under influence with infant passenger
arrow Resident continues to provide service with a smile
arrow Suspected burglar charged with stealing nearly $600 in cigarettes from Franklin Township store