Conservative-Tea Party-Libertarian activist and Ron Paul operative Jack Hunter tackles CISPA in the latest edition of his web show "The Deal with Jack Hunter" over on The Daily Caller. The show opens with a clip of a story about Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-California), who wrote a scathing letter to Attorney General Eric Holder because her phone had been wiretapped.
Apparently when she was voting for the "Patriot Act" she didn't realize that she gave federal law enforcement agencies the power to conduct warrantless wiretaps on American citizens. The clip is followed by a befuddled Harman trying to square her vote for the Patriot Act with her outrage at being subject to it on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (CNN).
This often happens with politicians who don't really understand the legislation they are passing, because most of the time they have a lot of help writing these bills. Hunter's point? When lawmakers pass legislation like CISPA, NDAA, and the Patriot Act they don't see the unintended consequences of these laws; in other words they don't understand how these laws can be used to undermine basic civil rights under the constitution.