Is Bush gone yet?
by Teacher1956, Sat Apr 04, 2009 at 08:12:33 AM EDT
The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (PDF) gives the president 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.
The bill does not only add to the power of the president. 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.
Are our eyes open yet? How is this okay with the blogger boyz network? If Bush did this (when he did similar things) people screamed in outrage. If Secretary Clinton had allowed this, or enabled it as president the He man Hillary Haters club would have foamed at the mouth for weeks about her neo-con DLC ties.
So anyone hysterical over this? Not so far
So hit me wioth your strongest "troll!!" wannabe snark. But in the process please deny that what I say is true.ps, please do not tell me the President has no idea about this happening. He is the leader of the party and the congress would not attempt this without his approval.