AMERICA WATCH: Obama To Control Internet Under Proposed Senate Bill

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By George Whitten, Worthy News Director

WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)-- American President Barack Obama will receive "absolute power" to shut down the Internet, according to proposed U.S. Senate legislation seen by Worthy News Friday, June 18.

The bill, known as the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), would give the president of the United States a "kill switch" to effectively seize control of the Internet in the event of a "national emergency".

The bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman,  would compel companies such as internet service providers and search engines to comply with broad emergency measures developed by the Department of Homeland Security under the control of a new office, the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications.

Any company failing to comply would be subject to fines, according to the draft law monitored by Worthy News.

CRITICS CONCERNED

Critics of the bill warned of the abuse of power that could result from the legislation.  TechAmerica, one of the largest U.S. technology lobby groups, said it was concerned of the "unintended consequences that would result from the legislation’s regulatory approach” and the “potential for absolute power."

Lieberman stressed at a press conference Thursday, June 18, that the enactment of his bill needed to be a top congressional priority.

"Our economic security, national security and public safety are now all at risk from new kinds of enemies – cyber warriors, cyber spies, cyber terrorists, and cyber criminals," Lieberman said.

The White House did not immediately comment on the proposal. (AMERICA WATCH is a regular look at key developments impacting the Church and Christians in North America and other interested parties).

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5 thoughts on “AMERICA WATCH: Obama To Control Internet Under Proposed Senate Bill

  1. "In the LORD put I my trust: How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

    For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

    If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

    The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

    The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

    Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

    For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright." Psalms 11

    Amen

  2. why is there any doubt that this man is a complete socialist? regulate everything.. it is the hardest thing to be a christian in politics! to see that the world must fall to usher in our Lord, and yet stand up for Christian values and morals. it is easy to see why we will be killed by the world, we are the only ones begging for the freedoms that God granted man at our creation. i urge all who love the Son to not falter in your core beliefs to no bend and be lukewarm, to suffer as we will in the end. it is all we have left in this world, everything else pertaining to the earth are shadows of what should be!

    • Amen!

      "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
      And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
      And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
      And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
      But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." Matthew 24:9-13

  3. Our struggle is not against flesh and blood (Obama or some political party) it's against the rulers, authorities, powers of this dark world. Our struggle is against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.... it's like our freedom is being stripped away so fast it must be some principality or spiritual force of evil undermining our freedom - Obama isn't smart enough by himself to be doing it - it's something larger than him. We can pray, that's our defense and our weapon...pray that God's will be done on earth as it already is in heaven.

    • Amen!

      "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Isaiah 43:2

      Amen!

      "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18

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