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Ron Paul: Corporations will ‘act as government spies’ under CISPA -
Presidential candidate Ron Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, has emerged as the leading opponent of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), widely billed as a follow-up to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a controversial set of Internet regulations killed earlier this year by an online mass work stoppage protest.
In a video released Monday morning, Paul called CISPA “an Internet monitoring bill” that would enable the government and corporations to review citizens’ private communications without any judicial oversight.
The bill proposes an information sharing scheme between the National Security Agency (NSA) and corporate networks under the auspice of cyber security, and defines “cyber threat intelligence” to include details pertaining to the “theft or misappropriation” of “intellectual property.”
“It permits them to hand over your private information to government officials without a warrant, circumventing well known federal laws like the Wiretap Act and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, ” he said. “It also grants a broad immunity from lawsuits for doing so, leaving you without recourse for invasion of privacy.”
“Simply put, CISPA encourages some of our most successful Internet companies to act as government spies, sewing distrust in social media and chilling communications in one segment of the world economy where Americans still lead,” Paul added. “…If you believe in privacy and free markets, you should be deeply concerned about the proposed marriage of government intelligence gathering with private, profit-seeking companies.”
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Hey free market libertarians,
The past 30 years have been heaven for your ideology—markets worldwide have been deregulated time and time again, sometimes purposely, sometimes at the barrel of a gun. What say you to these stats? Can you admit that your ideology has utterly failed, and creates only richer rich people and poorer poor people?
99.9999999% of us
What this person fails to mention is that in fact it has not been deregulated over the last 30 years, just the opposite. Only more taxes and regulations have been added and that is a big part of the problem (but in reality this graph has nothing to do with regulations).
This diagram is actually in favor of returning to the gold standard that ended in 1971 (Question: does maybe the federal reserve printing money have anything to do with this decline?).
Example: Rich people have assets (Land, houses, businesses, etc), and poor people have currency (no assets - thats why they are poor)……when the federal reserve prints currency the value of the assets go up, and the value of the currency goes down (thats a fact of fiat currency). Now look at the graph again, and think of the cost of milk in 1970 = $1.16, the cost of gasoline in 1970 = $0.36, the cost of an average home in 1970 = $26,600….then think about how much or currency has been inflated to get to the values we have today.
How about bringing back the Glass–Steagall Act? ALL Libertarians love that idea. Or ending Fractional Banking? Also loved by libertarians. Does he think these are bad idea’s? Does he even know what they are?
There is so many factors that play on the economy, and regulation is only one of many.
if you want to prove something try to give some examples, give some facts, articulate a decend point of view (it also helps if you know something about the side you are trying to debate, obviuosly this person knows very little about libertarians, or the economy)…..posting a graph and say “I told you so, your stupid” is rediculious and always a losing argument.
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