Executive Order granting the president sweeping power over the Internet is “close to completion.”
After the Congress repeatedly killed attempts to give power to Obama to regulate and control the internet, Obama has decided to ignore Congress and issue another decree – errrr Executive Order, granting himself the power to take over the internet and shut it down or regulate it in the name of ‘security’.
Obama had already signed an Executive Order back in July that granted him an “internet kill switch” in the event of a ‘crisis’ or ‘national emergency’ that he, himself will define. But that was not enough power. It is the CONTENT on the internet that Obama disagrees with, that he wants to shut down.
This new Executive Order, in conjunction with DHS and other Executive agencies – will grant Obama sweeping power and control over the internet and it’s content. Given the fact the Obama regime continues to blame a YouTube video for the 9-11 attacks and Islamic uproar at United States Embassies in the Middle East, Obama appears he will use the crisis as a justification for his decree to put the internet and it’s content under his direct control.
Testifying before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Janet Napolitano said that the order is still “being drafted” and vetted by various high-level bureaucrats. But she also indicated that it would be issued as soon as a “few issues” were resolved. Assuming control of the nation’s Internet infrastructure is a DHS responsibility, Napolitano added.
Once Barack Obama signs his name to this edict and assuming compliance with its mandates changes from voluntary to involuntary, he will possess powers only dreamed about by the most ambitious dictators of history.
“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed. Moving forward, the President is determined to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today’s cyber threats and we will do that,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in an email reported by The Hill.
It is the hallmark of all Marxist dictatorships to control the flow of information. In the name of security the Obama regime is assigning itself control over the flow of information. This should frighten every American, especially considering his regime is repeating the suggestion that offending Islam is not freedom of speech, and is become a national security issue. Therefore – under that pretext, Obama will justify his dictatorial action.