Anyone who ever thought Obama was going to move to the center after losing the House is sniffing glue. He’s doing exactly what informed observers thought he would – expanding the power of the federal gov’t by using executive power, ignoring Congress and the Constitution along the way.
News is now out that Obama is pushing to have “cybersecurity IDs” to track where people go and what they purchase on the net. As the CNET article says, the details are vague but this is being done under the guide of increased internet security in the wake of the damage done by WikiLeaks. Typical of Obama’s regime, not to let any good crisis go to waste.
You’ve gotta love it when U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke spouts crap like “We are not talking about a national ID card. We are not talking about a government-controlled system. What we are talking about is enhancing online security and privacy, and reducing and perhaps even eliminating the need to memorize a dozen passwords, through creation and use of more trusted digital identities.”
“I don’t have to get a credential, if I don’t want to,” he said. There’s no chance that “a centralized database will emerge.”
Yeah, you won’t have to get a credential just like you can keep your current health care program under Obamacare, if you’re so inclined. What a load.
You can bet your bottom dollar that, if this program is implemented, the gov’t will create a database of people it considers potential threats. We already know that Janet Incompetano considers Tea Party members and those who still believe in the Constitution to be potential terrorists. How long before the Tea Partiers are on the gov’t watch lists? How long before what online privacy we have is utterly a thing of the past?
Obama promised us he would remake America. He just didn’t say what he would make it into.