Gird Your Blogs!

Got this from World Net Daily the other day.

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From: WorldNetDaily

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 11:40 AM
Subject: The Internet’s Greatest Threat
To: Scott

A Free Press For A Free People
Gird Your Blogs!
Under “Cybersecurity”, Congress Will Be the Internet’s Greatest Threat!

By Brad O’Leary

Gird your blogs, because if liberals in Congress get their way,
President Obama will have sole discretionary authority to shut down
the Internet or critical parts of the Internet should he feel his
presidency is being tested. Worse, under the guise of cybersecurity,
Obama will essentially be granted the power to destroy free speech on
the web.

On April 1st of this year, Senators Rockefeller, Snowe, Bayh and
Nelson introduced bills S. 773 and S.778, collectively called the
Cybersecurity Act, which would give President Obama dictatorial power
over the Internet during a time of national crisis or emergency.

All of the bills’ sponsors voted for the Bipartisan Campaign Reform
Act of 2002 that prohibited organizations and individuals from running
advocacy ads against candidates 60 days in advance of a general
election. Now it seems these same people have conjured up a gag order
for the Internet.

According to the current drafts, under the Cyber Security Act of 2009
the President may “declare a cybersecurity emergency and order the
limitation or shut down of Internet traffic to and from any comprised
federal government or United States critical infrastructure
information system or network”. He may also “order the disconnection
of any Federal Government or United States critical infrastructure
information systems or networks in the interest of national security.”

What constitutes “cybersecurity emergency” or “critical infrastructure
information system or network” is left completely up to the President
to define. We know that the Administration, according to Rahm Emanuel,
never wants “a serious crisis to go to waste”. We also know the
Administration supports the regulation of free speech on the Internet.

President Obama’s choice to lead the powerful Office of Information
and Regulatory Affairs is none other than Cass Sunstein, a radical
Harvard law professor and supporter of the Fairness Doctrine for the
Internet. According to Sunstein, “A system of limitless individual
choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the
interest of citizenship and self-government.”

Obama campaign fundraiser and FCC Chair nominee, Julius Genachowski,
is a supporter of “Net neutrality”, the first step in applying the
Fairness Doctrine to the Internet.

“Net neutrality” proponents like Genachowski would have government
decide what content Internet operators and network owners must
provide. Incredibly, they claim this is to keep the Internet free and
open to all, when in reality, their goal is to usher the heavy hands
of federal regulators into the tent.

Stifling any venue where ideology competes with left-wing mainstream
media has always been a goal of the left and Obama. Obama has just
been more evasive in his means by supporting policies such as “net
neutrality” and wobbling on the reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine
to talk radio. Liberal members of Congress are now set on sending
America on an unconstitutional b-line away from Uncle Sam and directly
to Big Brother.

The Cybersecurity Act is also includes a provision where “The
Department of Commerce shall serve as the clearinghouse of
cybersecuirty threat and vulnerability information to the Federal
Government and private sector owned (emphasis mine) critical
infrastructure information systems and networks.” Shelving all privacy
laws including the requirement for warrants, the Secretary of Commerce
“shall have access to all relevant data concerning such networks
without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule or policy
restricting such access.” Senator Rockefeller made it clear in his
statement what “relevant data” this act could include when he stated
“We must protect our critical infrastructure at all costs ­ from our
water to our electricity, to banking, traffic lights and electronic
health records ­ the list goes on.”

While we have worried about cyber attacks from Russia and China, who
would have thought the greatest threat would come from members of our
own Congress.

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