Obama threatens end-run around Internet control

I’ve been visiting with one of my very oldest friends this weekend, and won’t be home ’til Monday night, so this abbreviated post will have to do until tomorrow.

Actually, there isn’t a ton more to be said about this: “White House considers executive order, leaves Internet takeover a possibility“.

And if that headline doesn’t scare you enough, have no fear: the article will.

From The Daily Caller:

The White House has left open the possibility of enacting its Internet agenda via executive order after the failed effort to bring the Democrat-supported cybersecurity bill to a full vote in the Senate last week.

In response to a question from The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper, about whether President Obama was considering advancing his party’s cyber-plan through an executive order, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn’t rule out the possibility.

“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed,” he said via email.

“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,” added Carney.

The failed cyber security bill, which could be revived by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid when the Senate comes back from recess in September, would have given federal agencies in charge of regulating critical infrastructure industries like power companies and utilities the ability to mandate cybersecurity recommendations.

Shortly before the Senate’s August recess, Obama penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he threw his support behind the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.

An executive order would be another action from the Obama administration to extend executive branch authority over a largely free and open Internet.

See? Obama and his buddies just want to help you.

Sorta reminds me of the scene in ‘Mars Attacks!‘ where the Martians are chasing everyone around, as they simultaneously keep repeating “We Come In Peace”.

Yeah, I trust ’em.

Suuuuuure I do.

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10 responses to “Obama threatens end-run around Internet control

  1. This guy is “off the reservation!” If you think it’s bad now, what will it be like if he gets re-elected?

  2. livinrightinpgh

    The “Nanny-In-Chief” prepares to strike again!
    Ya see, YOU don’t have the brains or the sense to be responsible enough to run your own life. You MUST have THEM to tell you where you can go, what you can do, what you can eat (and from whom), etc, etc, etc….

    Of course, EVERYTHING they do is under the banner of either “It’s for the children” or “WE think it’s best for you”, yet it’s the REAL purpose of their actions that scares me silly.

    • The real purpose is easily apparent: they wish to control our lives.
      Period.

      November 6th, Pgh. I’m looking forward to that day like I used to look forward to Christmas morning.

  3. Sorta reminds me of the scene in ‘Mars Attacks!‘ where the Martians are chasing everyone around, as they simultaneously keep repeating “We Come In Peace”.

    Very apropos in deed… ‘nuf said.

  4. Once again we are seeing his lack of leadership and respect for how our laws are supposed to be passed. We know this is that “we know better than anybody who thinks differently attitude” from the progressive left. Presidents have used executive orders before but it’s the type of executive orders coming from Obama that should scare people. A second term would be scary; what incredible damage his ideology could bring when he would have nothing to lose.

    • Agreed, Blaine. Obama is using the power of the presidency to exercise control, rather than to lead.
      We can’t allow a 2nd term. It’s really no more complicated than that.

  5. So, if Obamacare had not passed, Obama could have just issued a 2471 page executive order to put it in place anyway? Are there no limits to executive orders? Why is it we have a congress?

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