Sunday, August 30, 2009

Giving Obama a "Kill Switch" for the Internet, What's the Worry?

This last week, Senate Democrats proposed giving President Obama power to "declare a cybersecurity emergency," over "private computer networks." The bill, if passed, gives the President power to shut down portions or all of the internet.
The bill, discussed by Kim Kommando on her Saturday morning radio show, received 140 responses within the first few hours. Fox News had over 1200 hits after running a story about the bill on Friday. Liberal blogger, From the Wilderness has followed the bill for sometime and gives the background of First Amendment violations by the Federal government. This is an issue that liberals and Conservatives can agree on. Suffice it to say, this is bad legislation, which gives the President unwarranted authority to shut down public dissent and political thought. It needs to be stopped before becoming law.

"The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing."
John Adams

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