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Senate Wants Presidential Control of the Internet

j0386305The power-grabs from this Constitutionally-belligerent liberal government just keep rolling.

Taking over huge sections of the banking industry wasn’t enough.

Taking over the auto industry wasn’t enough.

Taking over the energy industry wasn’t enough.

Taking over the health care industry still wasn’t enough.

Now they want to take control of the entire internet.

From Fox News:

A Senate bill would offer President Obama emergency control of the Internet and may give him a “kill switch” to shut down online traffic by seizing private networks — a move cybersecurity experts worry will choke off industry and civil liberties.

Details of a revamped version of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 emerged late Thursday, months after an initial version authored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., was blasted in Silicon Valley as dangerous government intrusion.

“In the original bill they empowered the president to essentially turn off the Internet in the case of a ‘cyber-emergency,’ which they didn’t define,” said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents the telecommunications industry.

“We think it’s a very bad idea … to put in legislation,” he told FOXNews.com.

Some don’t believe the government could competently do it even if they empowered themselves (how many things DO they do competently?):

But many in the technology sector believe it’s a job the government is ill-equipped to handle, said Franck Journoud, a policy analyst with the Business Software Alliance.

“Simply put, who has the expertise?” he told FOXNews.com in April. “It’s the industry, not the government. We have a responsibility to increase and improve security. That responsibility cannot be captured in a government standard.”

Yes, we don’t want a foreign enemy to be able to interfere via the internet our banking, traffic lights, hospital technology, etc.  But what if they develop the ability to hijack this “switch”…and can with one fell swoop take control of what is currently a diversified, privately-owned network?

And in the current climate, what if our own government takes a notion to silence the “New Media” which exists in great part online?  What if the socialists in Washington see their glorious revolution going up in the flames of American passion and freedom…and decides to manufacture a fake “cyber-emergency” to shut down the bloggers, the social media, YouTube and more?  If they managed to shut down or throttle (strangle?) the internet, much of the New Media which counters the statist pap peddled by the “mainstream” media would be silenced…and socialists love an ignorant public.

You’re looking at an internet version of the Orwellian-named “Fairness Doctrine”…only far worse.

If there was some reasonable evidence that the people in our government respected the Constitution, respected the people, were moral and just leaders, we might grudgingly consider putting this kind of power in the hands of responsible leaders, only to be used in a dire, clear and demonstrable emergency that affected public safety.  Unfortunately NONE of those things is true of our current government and a majority of those in it.

These people don’t have the slightest clue what it means to be an American representative of the people.  They would fit in far better in some socialist European hovel or perhaps even better in some Marxist hellhole.

The election of 2010 and 2012 cannot come quick enough. This government, more hostile to the freedom of the American people–and toward those people themselves–than ever before, needs to be gone like no other in American history.

The American people, with their strong voices, their Tea Parties and more, must hold the line until we can get rid of this crop of anti-American usurpers. We will not allow the American republic to disappear into the sunset.


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7 Responses to “Senate Wants Presidential Control of the Internet”

  1. Well said! The old “don't tread on me,” slogan seems to fit this situation well.

  2. I wonder how long its going to take before these people that keep voteing their pocket books and for what evers best for them wake up and see that these liberals that hand out taxpayer money to get their votes has got to go.Farmers that accept thousands of dollars each year for what ever they call it is no different than the pregnant teenager that gets a check each month.Billions of dollars are handed out each year and it is not given where it does any good.I live in Oklahoma and i know farmers that buy motor homes each year with their government welfare.Our govt makes it possible for some of these farmers to spend every winter in Florida or southTexas and go back home in the spring to plant.This is not just in my state its all over the United States.They give billions of our tax dollars to people like Sam Donaldson of A.B.C.news and Tom Brokaw of of N.B.C. not to mention hundreds of wealthy lawyers thats suppose to be farmers..This is not right and we have got to stop it.If these people cant make it without the taxpayers help they need to get in another line of work.Iam not aganist the farmer but us taxpayers are haveing trouble feeding our on familys and we should not be buying motor homes for so called farmers.I guess i got a little of subject but these people have to much power now and giveing them the power to take control of the internet is just the begining, if they get that they will go after all the news outlets. A.B.C.- N.BC.-C.B.S these people have already voluntary turned their networks over to Obama.Folks these people are not going to stop until they have complete control over us and ever thing.They consider themselves so much above us that its their duty to do what they are attempting to do.Please,before you vote in 2010 if we still have the vote,be very careful who we vote for we dont need any more liberals and if possible us get rid of a lot of them we already have.Folks i really believe they are going to try to create some kind of nathional emergency as an excuse to try to take our voteing rights from us so watch for it.Obama has said (all we need is a crisis and then we can move swiftly)

  3. I thought that I lived in America, where I had a constitution telling of my rights as an American and I don't think anyone has the right to tell anyone what they can say or not say on the Internet. If this is the change that all the Democrats think is so good for all of us, well you can KISS MY YOU KNOW WHAT. All you House of Representative and Congressman and Women might find you don't have a job next election time. Could be a new man in the White House too. Very bad idea you Senators and the rest of you elected officals to think you can pass a bill to give Obama the right to shut down the Internet. He is not God.

  4. Actually, as I understand it, the bill wouldn't necessarily give that power to President Obama, since it won't go into effect until 2013, and hopefully, somebody else will be President by then.

  5. I thought that I lived in America, where I had a constitution telling of my rights as an American and I don't think anyone has the right to tell anyone what they can say or not say on the Internet. If this is the change that all the Democrats think is so good for all of us, well you can KISS MY YOU KNOW WHAT. All you House of Representative and Congressman and Women might find you don't have a job next election time. Could be a new man in the White House too. Very bad idea you Senators and the rest of you elected officals to think you can pass a bill to give Obama the right to shut down the Internet. He is not God.

  6. Actually, as I understand it, the bill wouldn't necessarily give that power to President Obama, since it won't go into effect until 2013, and hopefully, somebody else will be President by then.