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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Internet Control - Unintended Consequences

Professor Reynolds tees up his take on the story, and adds this follow-on report.

But the best thinking on the topic I've seen comes from the Cliffs of Insanity; read and then think through the whole thing in your AO.

Remember, boys: once you call the tune, you have to pay the piper.

Just you try to run Leviathan's mechanisms with no POL and the words "all .gov data nodes must die" on the lips, fingers, and soldering iron of every freedom-lover on the continent.

Good luck with that.

Especially if you know what a "recusationer" is.

UPDATE 0110 EDT 20 JUNE 2010: A rebuttal to concerns as expressed above, as posted on Instapundit.


Blogger Ahab said...

One thing about unintended consequences is appropriate here.

Remember how the Dems went ape-sh!t over the GOP use of the "filibuster" a few months ago, and nobody was actually engaged in that practice, actually filibustering?

First, the Dems were all up in arms when the GOP controlled the House because the GOP wanted to end the use by the minority party of the filibuster for judicial nominees. Then when the Dems were in control, as in NOW, and the tables looked like they were about to be turned on them, the Dems became enraged that the GOP used the same tactic. Turn about is not fair play they cried!

Well, the same could be applied here, since the Obummer wants the authority to use a "Kill Switch" to shut down SELECTED internet sites in the case of a "Cyber-Emergency." Should this treasonous Congress decide to pass that bill, actually give the office of the president the power to shut down the internet at his discretion, then turn about is fair play for this, as well.

Remember also, the elections are only a few months away in Nov. When they're all out of office, including in 2012 when the Obummer is also turned out, the next administration and president will have at HIS disposal the "Kill Switch." These people are so short sighted they don't see further than the ends of their noses. The laws of unintended consequences will turn their very own tactics against them.

And, yes, I quite understand that the damages that can be manifested between then and now. If these damages don't kill America in the short term, they can be repealed in the long term.

June 19, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end of talking about it...

How many wars have started, how many people have been killed, because someone became convinced that their situation had reached "the end of talking about it"?

June 21, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

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