In a nutshell, this bill will grant Obama the power to “take emergency action” in the event of a cyber-emergency. A cyber-emergency? Seriously?
OK, I know we’ve had some pretty serious security breaches in the past, and there are those rogue countries who would like nothing better than to hack into Rush Limbaugh’s email or the codes to some missile silo, but let’s be honest, serious as the cyber security threat is, it isn’t the real reason for this new Democrat power-grab. This is just another crisis that, in the words of Rahm Emanuel, shouldn’t go to “waste”. Crises that really exist get short shift with this regime. But a crisis they can reinvent and use to their advantage? Well, that’s cause for celebration and preemptive, liberty-stripping legislation.
When Democrats start talking about protecting us from emergencies, that is really code for, “Grab your ankles”. What most American’s consider an emergency, like…say…airplanes being flown into buildings killing thousands of innocent Americans; illegal aliens slithering across our borders at break-neck speed; or oil spewing into the gulf for two months and counting, are, in fact, not emergencies to the Obama Administration. They are merely opportunities for political advancement and an avenue by which to further strip us of our individual liberty.
Emergencies that require immediate intervention from our ass-kicking (his words, not mine) president and his jack-booted Democrats are things like the use of the incandescent light bulb; the concept of actually working for a living; and, most dangerous of all, the ability to stay informed. Which brings us to the impending “cyber-emergency, because that is what this is really about. Cloaked under the guise of protecting our cyber space from enemy hackers is the slimy underbelly of this bill – the shredding of the First Amendment.
Make no mistake, this has nothing to do with protecting this country’s cyber interests and everything to do with making sure the Democrats can operate with zero scrutiny or impunity.