Anyone else a little afraid that our new king will use this as a spring board to censorship and control of the Internet? Dept. of Homeland Security = Patriot Act = Loss of rights to the American Citizenry.
This man scares the hell out of me more and more every day.
If you start lining up the Laws and Acts being put into place since September 24, 2008 (beside the patriot act), each cabinet member is getting a circle of power. This one is going under the Secretary of Commerce and like most of these acts give the Secretary unlimited power in that area with no Congress or Judicial oversite.
In chess you do not win by one big move, it takes time to place you peices in the right spot and even lose a few peices along the way, but in the end it is "heck mate". Not by random luck, but because you planned it and you will not feel teh real pain till the last move is played out. Check mate is coming for Congress if they keep voting for these Laws and Acts, and if so facto us as well.
I really think it’s inappropriate to cling to the notion that Congress is "fighting" for us. We can argue as to the reasons, but generally speaking, Congress has abdicated its power. It truly would be a revolutionary act to see Congress stand their ground against the executive branch. Having our government control health care, food, education, and now information with an internet thought-police scares me. Most troublesome, however is the great percentage of the populous that perversely believes that government is waging a war against some nebulous force that seeks to hurt the citizenry. Nothing could be further from the truth. The cycle of growing state power and reduction of citizens rights has happened repeatedly throughout the course of human history. The American Revolution of 1776 is the shining exception to represent the triumph of individual rights and liberty over statist power.
"If a nation expects to remain ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it wants what never was and never will be." – Thomas Jefferson
Logans Run said: Anyone else a little afraid that our new king will use this as a spring board to censorship and control of the Internet?
Yea, this really concerns me, I agree with the following lifted quote:
Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who declared last month that the Government would all be better off if the internet was never invented. If the internet was never invented, the corporate media & the Council on Foreign Relations would dominate news and information and alternative media restricted to print would have a far more difficult time counter balancing government propaganda.
It should be obvious what is going on here. Not if but when the next false flag attack occurs here in America, the elite will turn off the internet in order to control the flow of information. They will tell us they were forced to do this in order to deny terrorists in caves or driving around with Ron Paul bumper stickers on their cars the ability to sabotage the power grid and banks.
mpelchat said: If you start lining up the Laws and Acts being put into place since September 24, 2008 (beside the patriot act), each cabinet member is getting a circle of power. This one is going under the Secretary of Commerce and like most of these acts give the Secretary unlimited power in that area with no Congress or Judicial oversite.
Our government is being reinvented as we add an imperial cabinet along with an imperial president. Shouldn’t we save tax dollars by getting rid of the obsolete congress? The capital building could be turned into a shopping mall. Obama recently released his "Statement by the President on the White House Organization for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism":
These decisions reflect the fundamental truth that the challenges of the 21st Century are increasingly unconventional and transnational, and therefore demand a response that effectively integrates all aspects of American power.
- The full integration of White House staff supporting national security and homeland security. The new "National Security Staff" will support all White House policymaking activities related to international, transnational, and homeland security matters. The establishment of the new National Security Staff, under the direction of the National Security Advisor, will end the artificial divide between White House staff who have been dealing with national security and homeland security issues.
- Maintaining the Homeland Security Council as the principle venue for interagency deliberations on issues that affect the security of the homeland such as terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, natural disasters, and pandemic influenza. The Homeland Security Council, like its National Security Council counterpart, will be supported by the National Security Staff.
- The establishment of new directorates and positions within the National Security Staff to deal with new and emerging 21st Century challenges associated with cybersecurity, WMD terrorism, transborder security, information sharing, and resilience policy, including preparedness and response.
- Retaining the position of Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism (AP/HSCT) as my principal White House advisor on these issues, with direct and immediate access to me. The security of our homeland is of paramount importance to me, and I will not allow organizational impediments to stand in the way of timely action that ensures the safety of our citizens.
- Creating a new Global Engagement Directorate to drive comprehensive engagement policies that leverage diplomacy, communications, international development and assistance, and domestic engagement and outreach in pursuit of a host of national security objectives, including those related to homeland security.
Good grief !!!
The US government has 15 "Czars" in the executive branch ("Car Czar", "Compensation Czar", etc.). I would much prefer "Car Pope" or "Compensation Pope" so we could presume some degree of infallibility when they speak Ex Cathedra.
Speaking of infallibility. If "we learn from our mistakes", don’t you think that failure is too important to leave to chance?
tedbits.blogspot.com/2009/06/we-need-failure-czar.html to read the rest…. ENJOY!
Marc Faber and Cyber attack? Deficits growing……….inflation…….
As someone so aptly stated, we no longer live in a democratic republic. Our country has become an executive socialistic plutocracy. The way our congress blatantly ignored the huge public outcry against the bail-outs, for example, is shameful. What amazes me though is how the Internet has escaped censureship, taxation, etc. up to now.
On the other hand, if you read a document such as "Unrestricted Warfare", you recognize that the threat posed by such parties as the Chinese government sponsored hackers is very real. The Chinese have the largest espionage organization in the world with a primary focus, for the time being, on technological espionage. Quite frankly, we’re getting our butts kicked.
Damned if we do and damned if we don’t.