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Internet Censorship in the United States: Is Big Brother Watching You?

Updated on May 20, 2011

What is the Cybersecurity Act?

Under the guise of safety, the Cybersecurity Act of 2009 will snatch what's left of your rights.

The Act, introduced by Senators John Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe, offers the White House unprecedented authority to shut down private domestic networks during a 'cybersecurity emergency.'

What constitutes a cybersecuriy emergency? Perhaps we'll never know. It's up to the President to decide.

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 also grants the Commerce Department authority to track electronic threats and supersede any existing laws, regulations and restricting access to data from private networks.

Is This the CHANGE We Sought After?

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 is a deliberate attempt to manipulate American citizens under the guise of 'security.'

This is just another 'thing' for the government to take control of by the end of 2009.

Census? Check!

Banks? Check!

Auto Inductry? Check!

Internet? Soon to be a Check!

We've been raised to believe that we live in a free country. Our feedom is disappearing before our eyes, folks. Unless we stand up for our rights, we're going to wake up in a totalitarian regime.

You may scoff at the idea of America becoming a totalitarian regime, but it doesn't start with a madman and tanks rolling down Flatbush Avenue. It starts small. The CHANGE is subtle. Your constitution and your rights dissapear little by little, one by one.

One day you're camping with your family in the mountains, a year later you have to drive through 6 checkpoints to get to the same location. That's how it works, folks.

Is this the CHANGE we sought after? Will these impending regulations be used to eviscerate the First Amendment?

Are Americans suffering from PBSD (Post-Bush Stress Disorder) or are we still waiting for CHANGE? In addition to preserving the anti-terror policies that infringed upon our civil liberties in the first place, Barack Obama is adding new laws, rules and regulations.The Cyber Security Act of 2009 has the potential to be just as intrusive as the Patriot Act.

Can the Lessons of Previous Generations Be Unalterably Lost Upon Their Successors?

 

"A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers." - Friedrich August Von Hayek

"I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody." - Barack Obama

"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it." - Adolph Hitler

"Mark my words, mark my words, it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did JFK. Remember I said standing here in your room if you do not hear anything else I said– watch, we are going to have an international crisis– a GENERATED CRISIS– to test the mettle of this guy and he is going to make some really tough–I don’t know what the decision is going to be, but I will promise you that it will occur; I guarantee you it’s going to happen!" - Joe Biden

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    • MikeNV profile image

      MikeNV 

      8 years ago from Henderson, NV

      If people believe they are "free" they are truly living in a fantasy world. In Australia they are now censoring internet content.

      Government control of the Internet is part of the political agenda as the country moves towards socialism. In order to defeat the distribution of free thought the government must create a deceptive plan to control that distribution.

    • futonfraggle profile imageAUTHOR

      futonfraggle 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the comments. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Reading the news lately makes me sick. Headlines like "North Korea tried to hack into US Networks," and "Hackers break into FAA air traffic control systems" are the first of many to come. It's another scare tactic to get us to embrace this under the false tense of "safety." RFID chips in drivers licenses, phone taps, and now this "Act." I'm starting to believe George Orwell was a prophet. Scary times, friends!

    • tdarby profile image

      tdarby 

      9 years ago

      This not only is terrifying but it should have all freedom loving patriots up in arms asking as many questions as they can of their elected officials. When will it stop? When we have no more freedoms. How can we stop it--by exercising the freedoms we have.

    • marinealways24 profile image

      marinealways24 

      9 years ago

      I believe they are all about controlling internet. We writing our individual opinions is what they do not want. If we are a country of individuals, we will not function as 1. If they keep taking our freedoms, we will individualize even more and revolt even more. There truly may be no solution and I believe we are on the verge of chaos, especially considering more government control and growing tea parties. Our greatest freedom "individuality" is our biggest enemy. I will maintain hope.

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      3cardmonte 

      9 years ago

      thats quite a scary thought! You are right about your rights slowly disappearing though.

    • futonfraggle profile imageAUTHOR

      futonfraggle 

      9 years ago

      LOL! Glad you enjoyed the hub.

    • GeneriqueMedia profile image

      GeneriqueMedia 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Rockefeller....dammit, we just can't kill those creeps.

      Pretty well done. Loved the pictures...Ministry of Homeland Security, NICE! ;)

      "Don't worry kids, I'm not the telephone man, I'm from the NSA!"

      Spying only proves our government cares.

      G|M

    • futonfraggle profile imageAUTHOR

      futonfraggle 

      9 years ago

      Glad you swung by to read it, Peggy :)

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks for writing this article.

    • futonfraggle profile imageAUTHOR

      futonfraggle 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for dropping by, RN4072. I completely agree with you: The best defense is knowledge.

    • profile image

      RN4072 

      9 years ago

      To lose our freedoms is a scary thought. But you're absolutely right, it happens one bill, one law, one act at a time. I understand how the Patriot Act was passed, in the aftermath of 9/11, but not sure what is driving the cybersecurity act. I'm going to have to research it a bit more. Thanks for writing this article. The best defense is knowledge and too often we (Americans) don't know what our politians are up to.

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