The dangerous internet passport proposal

Lee DeCovnick
The hysterical bleating that passes as legitimate journalism since the tragedy in Tucson, is a stark reminder of how the tightly controlled prison of the Soros /Obama media complex views Americans and their Constitutional rights. It took less then five media cycles (three days) for the usual suspects (Lenin's useful idiots) to call for sweeping changes to both the First and Second Amendments.  William Randolph Hearst would certainly recognize the emotionally laden, sensationalized fictional swill that the Media Elites would like us to meekly ingest.

Was it just a few months ago that Democratic pollster Mark Penn was chatting with Chris (Ting-A-Ling) Matthews on MSNBC:

PENN:  President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma and --

MATTHEWS:  Because of the bombing down there.

PENN:  -- the president seems removed, and it wasn't until that speech that he re-clicked with the American public.  Obama needs a similar kind of event.

That's right; Penn was hoping, publicly, that Americans would be murdered so as to provide the proper emotional context for a political speech. Could you imagine the liberal lynch mobs that would be chasing Sarah or Rush if they made such a statement? So why is Penn still allowed to mingle with moral people, after unleashing such violent vitriol?  Next time you walk into a room and see Mark Penn, you should walk over and politely tell him that his remarks are the embodiment of all that is wrong with political discourse in 21st Century America. Please refrain from pointing your index finger, spilling your drink on his shoes or farting in his direction, as these acts could be interpreted as violence toward progressives. On the other hand you could just blame your flatulence on talk radio and the liberals would knowingly nod their heads and instantly forgive you.

Since this Administration never lets a crisis go to waste I thought it would be useful to dig out at least one significant announcement that the White House purposefully buried in the wake of the Tucson shootings.  From the Washington Times editorial page, we find this evil spawn, courtesy of those delightful jackanapes at the White House. Note the use of the term "White House cybersecurity advisor." That's media speak for one of the more than three dozen unconfirmed Marxist -leaning czars appointed by Obama, his hand picked shadow government in-waiting.

The White House cybersecurity adviser joined Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to announce what amounts to a national ID card for the Internet.

Their plan is straightforward. Instead of logging onto Facebook or one's bank using separate passwords established with each individual company or website, the White House will take the lead in developing what it calls an "identity ecosystem" that will centralize personal information and credentials. This government-approved system would issue a smart card or similar device that would confirm an individual's identity when making online credit-card purchases, accessing electronic health care records, posting "anonymous" blog entries or even logging onto one's own home computer, according to administration documents.

Officials insist this would be a voluntary program and deliver significant benefits to the public.

Centralizing access to personal information only makes it easier for the bad guys because it means they only need to steal one key to unlock a vast wealth of financial and personal information. It's likely that the real motivation for this is to ensure the feds always have backdoor access into what people are doing in the online realm.

Good Lord!  If we allow these "internet passports" to become law, we will surely end up with health care passports, carbon credit passports and, of course, food and nutrition passports.

We know with 100% certainty that the government cannot keep these programs secure. We know with 100% certainty the government will gleefully track every web site you visit, every keystroke you send, every purchase you make, every deposit and withdrawal, every blog comment, and every Facebook and Twitter post. A simple algorithm will create lists of your acquaintances and friends and inform the government of your political affiliations, political donations, clubs, interests and hobbies.

This would not only be the end of personal privacy; we would have good running start at an authoritarian American gulag. Thanks to the socialist thugs appointed by Obama, American's must now focus Congress's attention on rejecting this cynical evisceration of our Constitutional protections of privacy, speech, press and association.            
The hysterical bleating that passes as legitimate journalism since the tragedy in Tucson, is a stark reminder of how the tightly controlled prison of the Soros /Obama media complex views Americans and their Constitutional rights. It took less then five media cycles (three days) for the usual suspects (Lenin's useful idiots) to call for sweeping changes to both the First and Second Amendments.  William Randolph Hearst would certainly recognize the emotionally laden, sensationalized fictional swill that the Media Elites would like us to meekly ingest.

Was it just a few months ago that Democratic pollster Mark Penn was chatting with Chris (Ting-A-Ling) Matthews on MSNBC:

PENN:  President Clinton reconnected through Oklahoma and --

MATTHEWS:  Because of the bombing down there.

PENN:  -- the president seems removed, and it wasn't until that speech that he re-clicked with the American public.  Obama needs a similar kind of event.

That's right; Penn was hoping, publicly, that Americans would be murdered so as to provide the proper emotional context for a political speech. Could you imagine the liberal lynch mobs that would be chasing Sarah or Rush if they made such a statement? So why is Penn still allowed to mingle with moral people, after unleashing such violent vitriol?  Next time you walk into a room and see Mark Penn, you should walk over and politely tell him that his remarks are the embodiment of all that is wrong with political discourse in 21st Century America. Please refrain from pointing your index finger, spilling your drink on his shoes or farting in his direction, as these acts could be interpreted as violence toward progressives. On the other hand you could just blame your flatulence on talk radio and the liberals would knowingly nod their heads and instantly forgive you.

Since this Administration never lets a crisis go to waste I thought it would be useful to dig out at least one significant announcement that the White House purposefully buried in the wake of the Tucson shootings.  From the Washington Times editorial page, we find this evil spawn, courtesy of those delightful jackanapes at the White House. Note the use of the term "White House cybersecurity advisor." That's media speak for one of the more than three dozen unconfirmed Marxist -leaning czars appointed by Obama, his hand picked shadow government in-waiting.

The White House cybersecurity adviser joined Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to announce what amounts to a national ID card for the Internet.

Their plan is straightforward. Instead of logging onto Facebook or one's bank using separate passwords established with each individual company or website, the White House will take the lead in developing what it calls an "identity ecosystem" that will centralize personal information and credentials. This government-approved system would issue a smart card or similar device that would confirm an individual's identity when making online credit-card purchases, accessing electronic health care records, posting "anonymous" blog entries or even logging onto one's own home computer, according to administration documents.

Officials insist this would be a voluntary program and deliver significant benefits to the public.

Centralizing access to personal information only makes it easier for the bad guys because it means they only need to steal one key to unlock a vast wealth of financial and personal information. It's likely that the real motivation for this is to ensure the feds always have backdoor access into what people are doing in the online realm.

Good Lord!  If we allow these "internet passports" to become law, we will surely end up with health care passports, carbon credit passports and, of course, food and nutrition passports.

We know with 100% certainty that the government cannot keep these programs secure. We know with 100% certainty the government will gleefully track every web site you visit, every keystroke you send, every purchase you make, every deposit and withdrawal, every blog comment, and every Facebook and Twitter post. A simple algorithm will create lists of your acquaintances and friends and inform the government of your political affiliations, political donations, clubs, interests and hobbies.

This would not only be the end of personal privacy; we would have good running start at an authoritarian American gulag. Thanks to the socialist thugs appointed by Obama, American's must now focus Congress's attention on rejecting this cynical evisceration of our Constitutional protections of privacy, speech, press and association.