Obama to Acquire Control of the Internet?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
We warned this would happen many months ago. Yet, here we are today, and people are surprised by this blatant move to assert control over the Internet and, indirectly, over those who use it. That would be you and me!
CNET NEWS has an article by Declan McCullagh titled: “Bill would give president emergency control of Internet.” You will find the article HERE.
In his article Mr. McCullagh says: “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.” Mr. McCullagh goes on to say: “The new version would allow the president to "declare a Cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks and do what's necessary to respond to the threat. Other sections of the proposal include a federal certification program for "Cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain computer systems and networks in the private sector be managed by people who have been awarded that license.”
In his article Mr. McCullagh says: “CNET News has obtained a copy of the 55-page draft of S.773, which still appears to permit the president to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called Cybersecurity emergency.” You’ll find an excerpt from Senate Bill S. 773 HERE.
Looking closely at this bill one soon understands that it is a strong-arm tactic to take responsibility for Cybersecurity from Homeland Security and give it to the White House and Obama’s minions. (Or, should I say Obama’s Praetorian Guard?)
At the risk of upsetting some of you, I must say I have not witnessed such power grabbing since the Nazis seized control of Germany before the Second World War. Of particular concern is Senate Bill 778, which would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president and charged with defending the country from cyber attack. What we are looking at, dear reader, is being referred to by those who oppose it as drastic federal Intervention! I must say, I agree.
There is another article found HERE and titled: “A Bill to Shift Cybersecurity to White House.” To get an even better understanding of the control the White House will have over the Internet we recommend you read this article, as well.
My friend, Texas Fred, has an excellent article on this very thing over at his site. The title of his article is: “Bill would give president emergency control of Internet.” You’ll find it HERE.
The question is… how much control is enough control for Obama’s White House? Or, how much control is TOO much control for the American people? When do we say ENOUGH and say it loud and clear so that those barricaded inside the White House hear us and understand that they are treading on some very tender toes, indeed.
It is not just our toes the Obama Administration is treading on it is, in my opinion, the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution they are treading on, as well. The Fourth Amendment is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures. When one reads the proposed new law, one has to ask if Obama is intending to suspend the Fourth Amendment?
Little by little, day-by-day, as the Obama Regime grows new tentacles, their mad grab for power and absolute control becomes more expansive. They are quickly gaining control over every facet of our daily lives. Privacy is a thing of the past in Obama’s America.
All of this leads me to ask: When will the backlash begin?? When will the American people say enough of Obama and his socialist utopia agenda?
It is an awesome thing when the American public rises up in righteous anger as much of the world can attest. The tar is being heated, the chickens are being plucked, and the rails are being split. Washington had best prepare for a tsunami of American anger to surge through its marble halls sweeping the rot of socialism before it into the gutter of American history where it rightfully belongs.
J. D. Longstreet