Where are all those privacy-rights liberals now that the annointed one has announced the creation of yet another “czar,” who will have the totally open-ended power to “protect” the nation’s computers and keep them secure?
This latest appointment puts Obama in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people holding the title of czar outside of the Romonoffs, who ruled Russia from 1613 – 1918. It also creates a government position that requires no Congressional approval and will be filled by somone who will report only to the annointed one.
This latest move by “the one” comes courtesy of a report from his own cyber security advisor, Melissa Hathaway, who is considered the leading candidate for the new position. Well, in the words of the Church Lady, “Isn’t that special?” Not only are we seeing the creation of an internet “Big Brother,” but the person providing the requirements for the job is actually going to get the position. Talk about job security.
Still, this isn’t the most troubling aspect of this new White House power. Under the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which is the Democrat Congress’ way of justifying this government takeover of the internet, the president has the ability to “declare a cybersecurity emergency” and shut down or limit Internet traffic in any “critical” information network “in the interest of national security.” The bill does not define a critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition would be left to the president.
But wait, there’s more. It also grants the Secretary of Commerce “access to all relevant data concerning [critical] networks without regard to any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy restricting such access.” This means he or she can monitor or access any data on private or public networks without regard to privacy laws.
And they said that George Orwell’s book, 1984, was a work of fiction. Can you say, Big Brother?
What’s to prevent Obama from declaring an “emergency” when a conservative group makes a request for computer files as a part of an investigation into his administration? What’s to prevent an administration that has already declared “pro-life” supporters, military veterans returning from the war, and “anti-tax” conservatives as domestic terrorists, from throwing the Fourth Amendment out the window and seizing internet records without a warrant, in the name of national security?
Obama and the Democrats have brought 1984 to 2009.
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