Jun 24, 2010

Internet Kill Switch? Bad Idea!

I try to keep politics out our my posts on Bauer-Power, but every once and a while I like to post stuff about what our Government is up to. Bauer-Power’s own FreedomChicken is always writing up some of the shady stuff the government is doing that violates our rights as Americans.

The latest scary bit of dictator-esque maneuvering from the Government comes in the form of an Internet Kill Switch. It is a bill proposed by Senator Joe Lieberman and Senator Susan Collins, and would give President Obama the power to effectively shutdown all Internet communications in the United States under the guise of national defense. WTF?

Obviously these two retards don’t understand what is riding on the Internet these days. Money transfers, VoIP telephone communications, public records, and just about everything else! Haven’t they seen the movie Live Free or Die Hard? That was how terrorists took over America in the movie. They took control of all communications channels including the Internet!

Now this of course isn’t the movies, and movies aren’t real, but can you imaging what would happen to the country if almost all of our communications stopped? It would be the friggin’ dark ages all over again! In fact, shutting down all Internet communications could potentially HELP whoever would be attacking us! Think about it!

Here is a video about the proposed Internet Kill switch from Newsy.com



Here is a great quote from Marcus Carey of Examiner.com:

History is a great teacher and within the last century alone we have many lessons which teach that censorship, propaganda and the disruption of normal lines of communication have more often been among the first weapons employed by would be dictators than the tools of democracy.

What’s your take on this? Do you think the Government should be allowed to have this kind of power? Do you think it is a good idea? Why? Let us know in the comments.

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