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Joe Lieberman’s Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (PCNAA) passed the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and now moves on to a full vote in the Senate. The bill gives the president the power to “kill” the internet and cyberspace in times of “emergency.” Individual innovation has made the internet a bastion of creativity and an unparalleled marketplace of ideas and goods, not government regulation.
Lieberman claims that people are overreacting over the bill, and on State of The Union with Candy Crowley he told Americans to “relax,” and went on to say, "Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its Internet in case of war and we need to have that here too.” Joe Lieberman cites China as a model that the United States should follow. Joe fails to mention that in times of “unrest” like government protests, China has shut down the internet to restrict users from communicating to one another.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent." – Thomas Jefferson
Say NO to Joe, call your Senators and tell them NOT to support the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act.