The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

When Good Republicans Go Bad

You know it is time to put your old steeds down when they start acting funny, or when they are no longer of any use and importance?

It is like when you have those circus elephants on the loose and they go crazy and just tear stuff up, people get hurt and they cause mass mayhem? Same principle here.

Or, like when the monkey returns to its native form and starts causing havoc? It is time to bring out the big guns.

Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points - even hotels, local coffee shops and home users - to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.

The legislation, which echoes a measure proposed by one of their Democratic colleagues three years ago, would impose unprecedented data retention requirements on a broad swath of Internet access providers and is certain to draw fire from businesses and privacy advocates.

"While the Internet has generated many positive changes in the way we communicate and do business, its limitless nature offers anonymity that has opened the door to criminals looking to harm innocent children," U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said at a press conference on Thursday. "Keeping our children safe requires cooperation on the local, state, federal, and family level."

Joining Cornyn was Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who said such a measure would let "law enforcement stay ahead of the criminals."

......yeah, in your own home even. When you are too stupid to protect your own kids, let the government do it. They have such a tremendous track record of caring for children on their own. Look how well the foster and child protective services are doing. No complaints there, right?

If they are so afraid of the internet, then try banning the stupid thing.

And the fact that two supposedly staunch republicans are leading this charge is baffling. Like I said, this government is moving toward facsism collectivism. And both parties are eagerly at the reigns.


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