A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
There have been consistent reports for months now that a Presidential Executive Order is being prepared for signing by the President -- after Obama is reelected -- that would grant the President and the government powers over the Internet. (Notice the deliberate distant I placed between "the President" and "the Government." Obama has clearly set himself apart and ABOVE the government of the United States.)
Once again, he will be going against the will of the people of the US. But what the hey, the man seems to think he has the divine right of kings granted by, well ... Allah, perhaps?
It is no secret that the Congress has been desperately trying to get a grasp on the Internet and each time they have made a move their constituents raise such hell that they have been forced to back off.
Consider this: "When Congress attempted to pass laws earlier in the year — the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA), the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), and Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (PROTECT IP) — to gain more government control over the Internet, public outcry quashed the initiatives. More talk from the Department of Defense about Internet security means that the President may soon pass a similar measure with no way for the public to stop it." SOURCE: http://personalliberty.com/2012/10/23/internet-freedom-is-in-danger/?post_id=100003902307631_318644311575919#_=_
Please pay particular attention to the last phrase of the last sentence in the insert above: " ... with no way for the public to stop it." I submit -- there IS a way to stop it. That is to vote Obama out of office on November 6th!
It is very clear that after the huge role the conservative side of the Internet, the conservative blogosphere especially, has played in this presidential campaign, punitive action is planned and will be enforced by Obama and his Praetorian Guard. Do not for one moment think those of us who raised so much Cain and revealed so much truth about the lies and distortions of the Obama campaign will escape Scot free.
Ain't gonna happen.
I fully expect a newly elected Obama to come after conservative commentators and bloggers -- with a vengeance -- soon after the election. Once elected -- whose to stop him?
It has become clear that they will declare a threat to the national security of the United States exists by way of the Internet -- and -- that in the name of national security, the Internet must be brought to heel under the auspices of the US government. A Presidential Executive Order will be signed, over and above the protests of the people of America, and THAT, dear reader, will be THAT! (Uncle Joe Stalin would be so very PROUD of Obama!)
You may have noticed the racheting-up recently of stories concerning all sorts of cyberattacks, including cyberspying, in the Mainstream Media. As the MsM has now proven itself an organ of the Democratic Party, one must view anything they report through the prism of leftist bias in favor of President Obama.
What I am saying is simply -- we cannot know how much of what they are telling us about the silent cyberwar going on on the Internet is true -- or -- if they are simply following orders and laying the ground work for Obama's move to clamp down on the Internet and, ultimately, control it.
Look. There was never any question about the government (or governments) coming after the Internet. As soon as they became aware of the latent power of the web and the immense power to influence others the Internet provided those not in the ranks of government, the unspeakable power the Internet placed in the hands of the great unwashed, the proletariat of the world, the dye was cast.
The Internet has become an adversary of government, and enemy to dictators, rogue governments, and over-reaching, power-hungry, democracies the world over.
After the role the Internet played in the so-called "Arab Spring" uprisings, there was absolutely no doubt that the Internet would be muzzled by world governments including the government of the United States -- and the Rogue's Gallery at the United Nations.
We here in America can forestall it a while longer by insuring that Obama does not get a chance to sign that executive order after January 20th, 2013. We can vote him out of office November 6th.
J. D. Longstreet