Thursday, June 3, 2010

U.S. Constitution R.I.P.?

It is coming.

Bill would give the Department of Homeland Security Emergency Powers.

From the article ...

"We're learning more about the cybersecurity package forming in the senate. reports Sen. Joe Lieberman, (I-Conn.) wants to give the federal government the power t o take over civilian networks' security, if there's an "imminent cyber threat."

Some questions must be asked....

What constitutes an imminent cyber threat?

Why is it a threat to the government if a private sector entity may have its security compromised?

Most importantly, where in the constitution is it allowed for the government to take over a private computer system for any reason? I highly doubt that this is allowed.

We need answers. We need transparency. We need the constitution to be followed.

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