Skip to comments.Bill Granting President Authority to Shutdown Internet Advances
Posted on 08/29/2009 4:08:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
Legislation that would grant President Obama the authority to selectively shutdown Internet sites is advancing in the senate. The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 would allow the President to declare a cybersecurity emergency relating to non-governmental computer networks and do whatever he feels is necessary to respond to the threat.
Author of the bill, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), declared that recent events surrounding town hall meetings on the Presidents health care plan emphasize the need for this legislation. As we saw, access to the Internet enabled rightwing fanatics to quickly and inexpensively alert cadres of sympathizers who turned out to disrupt public forums held by members of congress to explain the plan. As a result, important reform of our health care system has been impeded.
If the President had been authorized to take preventive measures, these anti-government agitators could have been thwarted before they even got started, Rockefeller added. Its clear that the Internet is too precious a resource for us to allow it to be abused by the enemies of change.
The 55-page bill includes a provision restricting the operation of Internet services to professionals who would be licensed by the government. The inept, the unwholesome, and the disloyal must not be allowed to continue to run rampant through the nations cyberspace, Rockefeller said. The Internet must be reserved for uses compatible with the needs of a progressive society. My bill will ensure that this happens.
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Don’t you usually post satire?
Talk about pissing on the First Amendment!!
‘Progressive’ society my @$$....he must really think we are all pretty stupid using this buzz word for total state domination.
Make my day, Obama. Shut down the internet, and we’ll see how much longer your Presidency lasts.
Let’s see how the urinalists cover this effort.
A bill that’s only 55 pages? Now I know this is satire!
Astounding. It's clear we must repeal the first amendment to achieve the goals of a progressive society.
What the hell kinds of goals are those????
it is semi-satire (whatever part of it is semi???)
OK, OK. I admit it.
I got sucked in.
This satire is WAY too believable.
(angry blush follows)
You had me for a second there. I got to the second paragraph and was hollering at the screen...then figured I better check the source...lol.
The thing is...there is probably more truth here than anyone would let on.
Is it getting harder to do this?
Satire... however David Rockefeller, Jay’s Uncle is self proclaimed communist in his memoirs. DR is head of think tank at CFR....no surprise there...NWO.
This is about shutting down communication for conservatives during 2010 and 2012 elections. It is about keeping conservatives from organizing...like tea parties; Project 9/12 and rallies for election candidates. It’s true totalitarianism/fascist/dictatorship.
SINCE WHEN DOES THE USA OWN THE INTERNET?????
So there is more at work here than just private internet providers...what about those around world who communicate with USA citizens?
We had better stop this now...no other choice, and if we don’t kiss USA goodbye, and free republic.
Fixed for accuracy.
This bill is about shutting down conservatives, so demrats can win in 2010 and 2012, it isn’t about cyber security at all...the gov’t can use The Tor Project for security if they are concerned.
Then right before I clicked on post, I thought, could this possibly be saterical?
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