Wednesday, January 26, 2011

GOP A-OK With DOJ Internet Snooping

You thought with a Republican majority in the House we were making progress back to a FedGov that respected your freedom?

Better sing that to Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.) and Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and sing it plenty loud; they are pleased as punch to require your ISP to retain scads of data about your online doings and then sell that info (free for nothing) down the river to Mr. Obama's overseer Attorney General Eric Holder. They could not be more proud to turn your Constitution-readin', gun-ownin' online self over to the Feds, in fact.

That whole freedom of the press thing, that business of reading what you want, posting what you want, heck, it is way over-rated. You'd prolly just form up Committees of Correspondence if they didn't watch you like hawk. Or read you some Tom Paine or Ayn Rand and get all kinds of baaaaaad ideas.

Radley Balko linked it and he gets a lot more hits than I do; but in light of his recent white-featherwaving over what Mass. did to TJIC, I thought it might be wise if somebody else pointed it out, too. Just in case.

(Frikkin' Republicans. I never saw a bunch of guys more eager to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory than the wise old silverbacks of the Grand Old Party).


KurtP said...

Lamar Smith is a RINO.
He specifically targeted Texas (for some kind of onerous regulation) in some kind of Federal school givaway last year, that's why Perry declined it.

Joseph said...

Hey, they won't even need informers, now.

Of course, electronic data can be faked too...wonder how that will play in court

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

It's obviously time to haul out the old typewriter and mimeograph machine again.

Stuart the Viking said...

Encryption encryption encryption encryption. If you are doing something that the government might be un-duely interested in, encryption is a must. When the Gov makes private use of encryption illegal, that will be the inducator (or one of the many such) that the tree of liberty needs a big giant drink.