The Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act of 2010 (PCNAA) was introduced by the traitorous Joe Lieberman. It gives the government the power to force private companies to "information share" with the feds and also gives the government the authority to monitor the "security status" of private sector websites. That's You, Me and All Of Us!
Of course, there has to be yet another new government agency created to police all companies that rely on the Internet, the telephone system and all components of the "information infrastructure." The directors of this new agency will have officers in the Departments of Defense, Justice, Commerce and National Intelligence.
Big Government would be able to read our emails, monitor which web sites we visit, and censure us by declaring a National Security emergency. Do you trust the government not to abuse this? I don't.
The largest Internet-based companies are surprisingly happy with the bill, but this is because it contains language that will give them absolute immunity from civil lawsuits, and the bill will also reimburse the companies for any costs incurred if the Internet is shut down for a period of time. The U. S. Treasury will pick up the private company's tab. Ooops, that's us.
The government has been searching for any avenue possible to regulate free speech on the Internet and shut down alternative media outlets, and this bill makes it all possible.
It's Good bye to another of our freedoms under the Obama administration's "Big Brother" policies.
But only until November when we take back our power.
Be sure to vote. It's your duty.