New Media Revolution
More Than ObamaCare Must Be Reversed
By Scott Davis
As President Obama consolidated government power in the health care, banking, and other private sector industries last year, a national cyber-emergency bill handing Obama power over privately owned computer systems was approved by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security. The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA), more commonly called the Internet Kill Switch act, is immune to judicial review and is expected to be ushered through the Senate in 2011.
Many people argue that shutting down the Internet is impossible given its server decentralization and multitude of bandwidth providers. A quick review of the revolution currently underway in Egypt tells the story of how too much control in the hands of a political leader can quickly devolve into an abuse of power.
Virtually all of Egypts Internet addresses are now unreachable, worldwide, asserts Jim Cowie, of U.S. based Internet monitoring firm Renesys. Every Egyptian provider, every business, bank, Internet cafe, website, school, embassy, government office is now cut off from the rest of the world, he added.
There are two versions of the Internet Kill Switch Act currently floating around the Senate. One authorizes the president to indefinitely shut down networks in the event of a catastrophe. The second stipulates the president get Congressional approval after controlling a network for 120 days.
A catastrophe is defined as mass casualties, severe economic impact, mass prolonged evacuations, or severe degradation of national security capabilities.
So, how does shutting down the Internet make us safer? Why would preventing American citizens from communicating with each other in a national emergency be a bad thing? Its like saying cell phone communication didnt help anybody in New York or D.C. on September 11, 2001.
At least Obama is consistent. Every policy initiative is aimed at disenfranchising the people who voted him into office. A thoughtful review of ObamaCare reveals the president is not out to reduce health care cost, he is committed to decreasing the medical services available to the American public. In 2010 when the President loaded ObamaCare with a glut of end-of-life planning language, the Baby Boom generation objected, knowing Obamas sites were trained on them. Under heavy pressure from the American people and Congressional Republicans, Obama removed the directives.
Over Christmas, Obama quietly employed a loophole in Medicare to slip in a regulation to pay doctors to discuss end-of-life options at the time of a patients annual physical. From cradle to grave, Obama seems more interested in discussing end-of-life options rather than life-saving measures, which would cost additional money.
Despite Obamas obsession with controlling access to vital health care records and services, the Democrat Governor of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, suggested in an interview published on January 18 in the Hawaii Star Advertiser that a hospital-generated birth certificate for Barack Obama may not exist within the vital records maintained by the Hawaii Department of Health. A former Hawaii elections clerk, Tim Adams, has signed an affidavit stating he was told by his supervisors that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate exists for Barack Obama, Jr. Moreover, Adams documents he was told that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapiolani Medical Center in Honolulu has any record of Obama having been born in their facility.
To address this issue, at least 10 states are now standardizing election law eligibility requirements for candidates who wish to be placed on the 2012 presidential ballot. In 2008 Barack Obama was able to avoid providing critical eligibility documentation because there was no law requiring a presidential candidate to do so. It appears that loophole will soon be closed.