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The Internet Spy Executive Order Exists

September 13, 2012 by  

The Internet Spy Executive Order Exists

American Internet users will most likely soon be wholly governed in their online activities by the Department of Homeland Security due to an Executive Order that has reportedly already been drafted by the White House.

According to information from The Associated Press, the order uses the fear of cyber terror to implement a system whereby a committee made up of members of the departments of defense, justice, commerce and national intelligence, under the control of the Department of Homeland Security, will monitor America’s Internet use.

The AP claims the measure will provide “digital defenses for critical infrastructure while encouraging economic prosperity and promoting privacy and civil liberties.”

Critics of the idea of government control over the Internet have myriad concerns over what the passage of an executive order like the one proposed could mean for Internet freedom.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • RevNowWhileWeCan

    Good Department of Homeland Security! We know what you’re doing and we’re watching you! You can’t hide from US!

  • KG

    Uh, like DUH! They ALREADY had that in place! Remember it was freedom loving REPUBLICANS who did it. As well as made THE LARGEST FEDERAL AGENCY – Homeland Defense! Yea, the “so-called” small government people did that crap. Don’t you feel all warm and fuzzy?

    • Vicki

      Someone should teach KG the meaning of R.I.N.O.

    • Whit

      @KG – In your efforts to disparage Repubs, you show your ignorance. The original 2001 Patriot act was voted into law by 98 senators as well as 357 representatives. Clearly a bipartisan congress complicit in undermining our Constitutional rights.

      Subsequent reorganizations of the act in 2006 and 2010 had similar numbers, the latest being signed into law by Obama.

      We the People are being sold down the river by BOTH parties!


      • Whit

        “reorganizations” – renegotiations. Darn spellcheck

      • Gary Mitchell

        AMEN to that. It is really nice to read comments with intelligence behind them. The only problem is how can we get the “OLD FOLKS” out of office.

      • DaveH

        There is a chance for new blood with a Party that champions Individual Liberty, Personal Responsibility, Free Markets, Limited Government, and the PEACE that follows those things:

        We need merely to quit falling for the lesser of two evils hoax and start voting Libertarian.

  • Harold Olsen

    Basically it allows our scumbag fuhrer to monitor those of us who think he is just a lying scumbag politician. This new law will, no doubt, be used to shut down sites that criticize Obama and his policies. In fact, I’ll bet that everyone of us who criticized that scumbag are now on an enemies list. Well, Obama, I’m flipping you the bird!

    • skippy

      No doubt Harold this will just add more teeth to the law they already have to ‘detain believed terrorists’….oh, and that is with no real charges against them…..(am I right on that?? – correct me if I am wrong, please)

      • Ed Weber

        I believe that it is the NDAA law that provides for this. The government can DEEM you a terrorist, arrest you without any evidence, and hold you without trial. They get to define terrorist. Way to go OBAMA!

      • Craig E

        go to facebook look for Brandon Raub see the truth about how the Gov. treats all people now especially VETs ,

  • steven

    Big Mother F’ ER is watching !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kevin W.

      Steven, that is the best description I’ve seen on this topic.

    • Larry K.


  • Woody

    So, do I understand this? Supposedly, Bush was the greatest threat to freedom EVER becaus he wanted to tap phone calls of foreign nationals that sigint indicated MIGHT be terror related. But the Current President wants to monitor ALL internet traffic by US citizens because it MIGHT not be something he likes? And the media is giving this a pass???? I would say, let it pass, then Elect Romney. Let him invoke the O’s decree to shut down the MSM. THAT will gt people to understand the concept of limited government.

    • Buster the Anatolian

      “Bush was the greatest threat to freedom EVER becaus he wanted to tap phone calls of foreign nationals that sigint indicated MIGHT be terror related.”

      What Bush actualy did was make known something that had been going on since at least Kennedy and quite possibly as far back as FDR.


    Anytime the Government is involved you can bet you are losing more freedoms and privacy and liberties.


    Hey KG, get off the republican and democrat buses. After the last 100 years you cant see that neither party cares about the bill of rights or the Constitution. As someone who is for liberty, I dislike Obama as much as i disliked Bush. They all steal your freedoms repub or democrat.

  • Jody L

    You know, these creepies are starting to make thoughts like ‘maybe I should move to Israel. They may be in the line of fire, but THEY ARE SANE!!!’

  • Ted Whalen

    Well it was getting to expesive any way,shut her of,no more internet in my house once this starts.

  • Mike88

    I truly fail to see or understand how invading the privacy of Internet users by the Government at any level could possibly promote or protect the privacy of Internet users,or promote economic prosperity. This is just feel good government doublespeak for I am going to invade your privacy by government fiat “In the name of National Security”. the same excuse the Government uses for almost everything they do against the People’s will and without our permission.

    • TLance

      Mike88, To understand how it protects privacy, you have to think like BO,
      “Man these legal bills for hiding the truth are kiling me, if the there was only some way I could stop the information from being shared. I’ve got it, I’ll control the internet. MY PRIVACY is protected.”
      Too many people keep assuming that he is doing everything with anyone elses interest in mind. Just how long does it take before someone runs out of their share of “the benifit of the doubt”?

      • DaveH

        Probably a very long time, TL. Government has been trampling the Constitution since at least “honest” Abe was in office, and the people have been letting them get away with it. I doubt that will change any time soon, until our country has completely collapsed into tyranny. And then it will be too late.

  • r.p.

    A pig’s ear by any other name, is still a pig’s ear.

  • Sirian

    This is something to be concerned with for sure. But there’s one thing that I’ve not noticed anyone mention – The NSA and it’s present capabilities. HA, they’ve been listening and watching all of us for quite some time. Even before Obummer. With their new mega complex in Utah they can really listen, watch and scan anyones phone, computer, TV etc, anywhere, anytime. And that’s exactly what they’ve been directed to do.

  • http://google gary gerke

    Right on Harold, I’m with you and the rest of the patriots that believe in the Constitution and bill of rights. As it stands today, the federal government can kiss my rosy red you know what, especially Eric Holder and his merry band of anti white racial thugs!

  • g

    what is behind this is get people to shut the heck up by fear of being labeled a terrorist by any comments they make that might get people to say HEY I am getting screwed by this government. Citizens already are scared of our government and this will probably have people telling others to take them off their mailing lists for fear of being part of the unwanted ciber flock.

  • LC

    They needed to include it into the Patriot act so that they have a right of prosecution or home invasion which ever way you want to see it. Kind of a waste of time considering they won’t let us use computers in the FEMA camps;)

  • FWO21

    … and another thing, buy all the good informational, history books you can, because when everyone decides to got to Kindle or one of those other readers where you BUY a book for your Kindle and install it and read it and then one day, the “government” decides you shouldn’t have that book and will remove it from the reader. I for one, prefer the book in my hands, not a stupid screen to read it off of. Just anything to get more of the people’s hard earned money. This might be a little off topic, but maybe not too much.



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