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Saturday, April 28, 2012

CISPA Passes The House With Tea Party Support

The Tea Party loves CISPA!
CISPA was passed in the House largely along party lines. Why are small government advocates voting to bring more government to the internet? CISPA, or the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act, passed the House yesterday. The bill is full of problematic intrusions into individual privacy and online liberty, and yet those members of the House who associate themselves with limited government were largely responsible for its passage. “The complete roll call shows 206 Republicans voting for the bill, 28 against,” writes reason’s Tim Cavanaugh. “Democrats went 42 to 140 in the opposite direction.” Of these Republicans, “47 of the 66 members of the House Tea Party Caucus” also supported the bill...
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