Friday, August 28, 2009

The Obamanet? Bill will give White House emergency control of Internet

Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.

They're not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773 (excerpt), which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cybersecurity emergency...

Are you kidding me? This administration is the worst opportunistic infection this nation has ever known. Every little “crisis” perceived or real is just another opportunity to give government more control and steal away our freedoms. What I find unbelievable is that this administration has yet to prove itself competent enough or trustworthy enough with the control it has seized thus far.

Remember these are the same bungling or lying folks who told us the stimulus would keep unemployment at 8%. These are also the same bungling or lying folks who were off in their 10-year deficit projections by $2 trillion. So we are now suppose to just trust them and turn over control of the Internet in the event of a cybersecurity emergency? Methinks not!

The private sector is fully capable of defending itself from cyber attacks. It was the private sector that gave us encryption and anti viruses in the first place, not the government. If anything, the government should employ the private sector to come up with ways to harden the government systems.

You can read an excerpt from the actual bill (S. 773) here.

The Full article can be read here.


Via: CNet News


@eloh said...

Emergency Control also spelled Censorship.

The Conservative Lady said...

We'll be the first to go. This administration is shredding the Constitution little by little every day.

madmath1 said...

It's clear that talk radio and the blogosphere are the only groups that are speaking up against these Marxist thugs. This is nothing more than an attempt to shut up his critics. Add the fairness (cough cough) doctrine, and his control of information will be complete.

Clifton B said...



Clifton B said...


That they are and they are doing it one "crisis" at a time.

Clifton B said...


Yes, talk radio and the net are the only real sources of info that are rainbow and unicorn free.

Bob Belvedere said...


Clifton B said...

Bob Belvedere:

Much thanks Bob, and welcome to ABC!

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