Browsing All posts tagged under »Government Internet Control«

Don’t Tax The Net

March 19, 2018 by

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By Kay Coles James (President of The Heritage Foundation) ~ “Creative destruction.” When I first heard the term in school, I thought it must have been a mistake. How can creation destroy? And how can destruction be creative? The phrase seemed so at odds with itself as to sound like a contradiction. Thank God for […]

We Shouldn’t Give Away The Internet To Authoritarian Regimes

September 20, 2016 by

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By Sen. Mike Lee ~ The essence of human freedom, of civilization itself, is cooperation: cooperation between friends and family; businesses and customers; entrepreneurs and employees. History and human experience teach that humans cooperate best when they do so voluntarily, without government coercion. That is why I fully support the eventual transition of control over […]

Creeping Towards Oceania

May 16, 2014 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Three news items appeared recently, back-to-back, which is too creepily coincidental. And the creepers are wearing squeaky shoes made in George Orwell’s totalitarian state of Oceania, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, so one can hear them make their way to your computer and front door. The coincidence may only be happenstance, but when […]

Living In The Government’s Fishbowl

June 9, 2013 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ You have to wonder why all the data gathering by the National Security Agency, Homeland Security, and the FBI failed to identify and surveil the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing? When even the Russians warned national security authorities about the Chechen brothers, Dzhokan and Tamerlan Tsaraev, they were reportedly interviewed […]

NYT Waters Down Editorial On NSA Call Data Collection, Limits Criticism Of Obama Admin’s Credibility To ‘This Issue’

June 8, 2013 by

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By Tom Blumer ~ Yesterday, the editorial board at the New York Times published an editorial harshly criticizing President Obama and his administration for continuing to collect the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. Presumably, the board obtained word-for-word consensus before hitting the “Enter” key on this crucial sentence in the editorial’s second paragraph: […]

Obama’s Tyrannical Executive Orders

September 30, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ A September 24 a Wall Street Journal editorial warned that President Obama is moving to control the Internet by executive order. “Any day now, the White House will issue an executive order on cyber security, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who said last week that the measure ‘is close […]

Big Brother, the Internet, and Your Right of Privacy

May 1, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ Most Americans assume that they have a right of privacy guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and, while several of the Bill of Rights imply this right, it is not specifically expressed. However, it is understood. In a Supreme Court case, Meyer v Nebraska, 1923, Justice McReynolds perhaps said it best: “While […]