Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
"A Senate source familiar with the bill compared the president's power to take control of portions of the Internet to what President Bush did when grounding all aircraft on Sept. 11, 2001."
Now I am no genius, but there is no comparison here. The stark reality is that this bill would give ONE person the ability to shut down the internet. ONE PERSON! I would feel much better about this if it went through congress. It takes congress to declare a war, right?
It is simply un-American to give that much power to a single individual in this, The United States of America. I believe that it can only lead to something that is not good. It also has provisions to give the President control of computer systems in the private sector. Keep in mind that "cyber" means anything to do with computers, telephones, internet and computer networks.
This means our entire means of communications could be shut down by ONE individual as he determines necessary.
Think about that. Really, just think about that for a while.
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