Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stop S 3480 or Be Silenced Forever!

Time is Running Out America
The US Senate panel approved the "Protecting Cyberspace As A National Asset Act of 2010" this past week. This was sponsored by REPUBLICAN (in name only) Susan Collins of Maine. It will allow Obama to shut-down the Internet when HE decides there is an emergency. It has no check or balances. He can (and probably will) use it to shut-down FaceBook and Twitter - just like they just did in Egypt. This methodology is used by totalitarian states to silence free speech.

Staggering Proposal
This proposed law will create a new government agency called the "National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications (NCCC)." This new agency will have sweeping powers to control the Internet! They will be granted the power to shut it down for periods of 30 days! This is FASCISM at best considering that 60% of Americans get their news from the Internet - not to mention use of the social networks.

The bill calls for the Department of Homeland Security to establish and maintain a list of systems (so called "assets") that THEY [the government bureaucrats] constitute as critical "Cyberinfrastructure." The President will be able to control these systems (including all privately owned) whenever he wants!

None of these powers are subject to judicial review or any scrutiny. Does that make you feel warm and fuzzy? It should scare the HELL out of you!

This is an Abuse of the 1st Amendment in Disguise
Whenever the government says that they are doing something to "protect you" you can be sure it is just the opposite! See how Egypt used this very technique this past week to SILENCE opposition to their government! The Egyptian government is employing a denial of service to its own citizens! These are the methods used by dictators and totalitarian regimes!

We don't want this here in America!

Action To Take
Notify your Congressional representatives that you vehemently oppose this attack on the 1st Amendment. Tell them that they should never support any legislation like this.

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