Monday, August 30, 2010

The Senate Is Working To Put A Kill-Switch On The Internet

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” --Tacitus

Senators Harry Reid, Joe Lieberman and Jay Rockefeller are quietly working on legislation, to be buried in a big Bill out of sight from public scrutiny, which would give the Government the ability to limit internet access during times of "national emergency:" 
Lieberman let slip his real thoughts on the Internet Kill Switch in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley when he said, “Right now China — the government — can disconnect parts of its Internet in a case of war. We need to have the ability to do that, too.”
The idea is stick this legislation in some larger Bill which has bi-partisan support, and which inevitably gets voted on and passed with very little scrutiny from those doing to the voting (see the Patriot Acts, Homeland Security Bill and Detainee Bill for examples), in order to slip it through to Obama, who is salivating at any opportunity to censor internet content.  Here's a link to the report:  Bye bye 1st Amendment.

It feels more like "Animal Farm" everyday now in this country...


  1. We need to have the ability-which, in fact, we do- to jettison the nauseating Joe Lieberman (and his command and control fascist ilk) from office, toute suite.

  2. The internet has allowed us to know too much.


  3. Same in Germany, Dave.

  4. Amnowench = "deebirdie?" LOL. Hi Deb!

  5. So our goal is to be like China?

    things are worse than I imagined.