Just when you thought it wouldn’t get worse, it does. A pair of bills (Sen 773 & 778) have been introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (W-WV) that would be a part what’s being called the “Cybersecurity Act of 2009″. These bills would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private data online, regulate the cybersecurity industry, and shut down portions of internet traffic if it deems there is an “emergency”. A new office called the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor would be created and would report directly to the President. Hmmm….wonder how I apply for that position. Do I have to pay taxes to be considered?
For your enjoyment, here is a working draft of the bill:
This new Act raises privacy concerns …
Two-hundred and sixty-five miles and eight hours after leaving Des Moines, I got back from the McCain-Palin rally the airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa absolutely pumped about the campaign!
I left with a couple of friends (Andrew and Michael) at 5:30 AM. After a stop for breakfast, we arrived at the shuttle parking area at around 7:45 AM. The ride to the airport was quick and we stood in line for about 45 minutes or so before getting to the security check-point. Where they did the most thorough search I have ever seen on a backpack, even when I’ve been through the “special” line at the airport. They even found the knife I lost a couple of weeks ago (and now I’ve lost for good… …
|Dr. Bob Stouffer is Superintendent of Des Moines Christian School in Urbandale, Iowa, and the newest addition to The Conservative Reader’s Editorial Team.
On Monday, April 14, 2008, I was privileged to join a large theater audience in Des Moines for a special viewing of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, a documentary by Ben Stein which will premier throughout the city, starting at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 18.
Security on Monday night was tight. We were expected to show a photo ID. A man waved a wand cautiously over each individual to insure that no recording instruments would result in pirating of the film. Women could not bring their purses into the theater.
The audience was privileged to hear from Dr. Guillermo …