April 06, 2009

Big Brother to take internet control=talk about the Patriot Act!

April 06, 2009

Democrats' Next Target: the Internet

Larrey Anderson
Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia has introduced two senate bills that may severely regulate traffic on the Internet.

The Canadian Free Press
explains it this way:

The White House will have new powers to access private online data, regulate the cyber security industry and even shut down Internet traffic under the provisions of Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V. It's called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009.

You can see a draft of the legislation here.

The Center for Democracy and Technology
reviews some of the legislation's possible effects:...
When most of us think of Big Brother, we think it would be some invasive government device coming in to our house with a camera and a screen like 1984.  But this law makes me realize it will be much more subtle and sinister than that, at first at least.  Right now Citizens of the USA are voluntarily inputing, creating and surrendering their "private" information for Big Brother,  and they don't even realize it!    Everyone who has "private information" and "private messages" and "private images" and "private friends" in their "private" facebook, my space or any other social website, will have their privacy invaded with this new law.   Even if a citizen uses every security feature of the website available, to keep people they don't know from viewing their "private" information, they will not truly have privacy because government can enter. Also every medical record that the government wants on the internet will be subject to privacy invasion as well.  Perhaps all e-mail services too?

If we pass this law, everything posted to the internet will have government scrutiny.  The government doesn't need to invade the People's houses to know everything about us, the People will have all their information out there on the internet voluntarily and involuntarily, for the government to view!

They just need to pass the law for it to happen.  So the critics are right, this is truly a Big Brother law.  Big Brother is here.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Federal Government is already monitoring we the people online, but this law would make it legal and in fact abrasive in their controlling the content.  Remember, they already consider the Parties to the Right as suspect of terrorist activity by their speech.  Will the Feds now be able to close down groups they don't like or are in opposition to their big government agenda?
R. George Dunn
Northern Light 


  1. Raymond V Banner4/06/2009 06:01:00 PM

    I had seen a reference to this legislation on a couple other websites. You make some valid and salient points.

  2. It seems that privacy is being eliminated altogether. These guys are getting scary, they're not even trying to be subtle.


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