Obama Ready to Sign Internet Control Executive Order

Obama is ready to sign an executive order giving himself and his administration more control over the internet. A National Security Council spokeswoman stated, "An executive order is one of a number of measures we're considering as we look to implement the President's direction to do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation against today's cyberthreats.” She could have just ended it with “…the President’s direction to do absolutely everything we can.” That would have been more accurate.

Government agencies claim that our power grid is threatened by hackers, but cyber experts make the case that most infrastructure systems are not connected to the public internet and hacking into the power grid would be basically impossible with only an internet connection, no matter how good the hacker is. In an interview with Homeland Security News Wire, international cyber security expert Bruce Schneier stated that while cyber crimes like identity theft are real but largely ignored by the mainstream press, “the threat of cyber-war has been grossly exaggerated, both by government and industry. We are in the early years of a cyber-war arms race, and there is a lot of money and power up for grabs. Same with cyber-terrorism, the threat is being exaggerated.”

The press has been reporting an increase in cyber related attacks from hacker groups like Anonymous and Antisec, but in reality, says Bruce Schneier, hacker activity has not increased, only media coverage has. And this has a purpose, namely to drum up support from the people for more government control. But it was evident that it wasn’t drumming up enough support because the Congress and Senate have failed to pass internet control legislation, and that’s where the executive order comes in.

I don’t believe that these “emergency” executive orders or legislation are really to protect us. They claim it’s to protect us from cyber attacks and child pornography. But how are more internet taxes, regulations and orders forcing ISPs to hand over their customers’ internet activity supposed to protect us from hackers or child molesters who wish to do us harm? If anything, those things make us more vulnerable. Maybe that is what the Obama administration wants - to make us, businesses and ISPs vulnerable to attacks to further justify a complete government takeover of the tech industry and internet.

Cyber crimes such as identity theft are real, but giving the Obama administration more power to control the internet is not the answer. Their desire to regulate and oversee everything that people are doing and saying on the web has more to do with their need to censor things they don’t want people to see, and I’m not just talking about child pornography. They want to be able to filter the internet in the same way the mainstream media filter information. We see on the mainstream news what our government has approved for us to see. They want to have the same influence over the internet in order to silence its many critics.


  • Proud American

    All I can say is that God is in control of all things and HE want let this nation down,but if the people are ignorant enough to re-elect obooboo then that just goes to show you how far the people of America have turned their backs. It is as if obama were satan just look at the number of people who have already fallen for him. When satan returns to this earth(which all Christian people know is not to far off) the people will do the exact same thing they are doing know .Follow satan.I will follow Christ and WE THE PEOPLE will rise above this and defeat the enemy at hand and take back this Great Nation if it be GOD's WILL.This Nation was founded on God's principles and laws and we must follow them to survive. AMEN and GOD BLESS AMERICA .

  • Don

    Mr. Romney must void ALL of Obamas executive orders when he is president. Our country cannot survive 4 more years of Obama and his worthless cronies.

  • underthewire

    That's because those on the internethave him by the balls. He can run but he can't hide.

  • alexa

    I'm afraid to say what I feel, but 1 nthings certain this entire administration has to be filed away for ever under LIARS and other UGLY THINGS!!

  • Bridawg

    Careful guys, don't bump your heads on the black helicopters. There are legitimate policy questions but let's not give the American Taliban another reason to freak out. I

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jo-Alexander/1140280905 Jo Alexander

    The Power Grabs have just begun, if you thought the first four years where bad, you ain't seen nothing yet! He will not only control the internet, but your energy...with the smart meter and control over technology he can cut your power off if he thinks your burning too much electricity..or if you are not using the right light bulb. This devastating regime has four years of unaccountability to destroy not only our country but the safe haven in which we reside.