While much of the legislative focus is on health care right now on Capitol Hill, we’re still tracking what can only be described as a significant threat to our personal liberties. It’s called the Cyber Security Act – a measure still very much alive in Congress.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), is touted as necessary for national security. And while there are certainly sacrifices that must be made to protect our nation, this sweeping attempt to strip the rights of Americans goes far over that line.
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Essentially, the Cyber Security Act would grant the federal government virtually complete control over all electronic communication. The President and his administrative bureaucracy would be permitted to shut down all electronic communications with no notice and for any number of vaguely defined reasons. The devastating potential of this action on commerce is frightening, and pales only when compared to the political suppression that this kind of authority could lead to.
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