S. 773, The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (19 comments ↓ | 5 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 773 would ensure the continued free flow of commerce within the United States and with its global trading partners through secure cyber communications, to provide for the continued development and exploitation of the Internet and intranet communications for such purposes, to provide for the development of a cadre of information technology specialists to improve and maintain effective cybersecurity defenses against disruption.

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April 22, 2009, 1:32pm (report abuse)

This is a really, really stupid law.


April 27, 2009, 8:02am (report abuse)

Wow... lets end our freedom of speech.


(logged-in user) August 28, 2009, 9:47pm (report abuse)

Good-bye, Free Speech. Good-bye, Constitution. (Very scary stuff.)


August 29, 2009, 12:48pm (report abuse)

A MUST Read; W. Cleon Skousen, The Five Thousand Year Leap. You're Right, Good-bye, Constitution, that is unless we stop the socialist politicians in their tracks and vote them out of office!! There's power in unity, it's time Americans to unite. The self-serving politicians who praise Chavez and Castro have got to go!!


(logged-in user) August 30, 2009, 1:50pm (report abuse)

This is Very Scary stuff!!

This bill is so vague a *cyber emergency* could be just about anything. Our access to the internet will be entirely controlled by the White House!!

Who are these control-freaks in Congress?

Karen Stansel

August 30, 2009, 2:15pm (report abuse)

We have illegals crossing our borders everyday killing people, or letting us support them and your worried about the internet? Why don't you worry about those coming into our nation and kidnapping our own for ransom! How about figuring out a way to bring all those jobs that went overseas back home so AMERICANS stop losing theirs homes from lack of work. How about you stopping the oil companies from raising the stinking gas prices and making millions off those of us who are already struggling to survive? Why don't you people do some real work and actually earn those ridiculous paycheck we pay you for once and leave our rights alone!

Alisa Hodel

August 31, 2009, 4:50am (report abuse)

Not Scary at all - the implementation of controls and regulations is long outstanding - it is time that these topics are addressed and regulated by laws. Well done!! I support this motion.


September 1, 2009, 9:24pm (report abuse)

Come on, folks! If you want to control and subjugate the people in this day and age, you need to control the internet!


(logged-in user) September 2, 2009, 4:20am (report abuse)

Ok, I'm adding Alisa Hodel to the list of scary. Seriously, hun, you have to lay off the Socialist-slurpy.

I'd like to introduce you to a little document titled the U.S. Constitution, otherwise known as the supreme law of our land. Just copy and paste this link:


Pay particular attention to Article I Section 8, there are only 20 enumerated powers granted to Congress. Accessing, controlling and regulating communications among the people is NOT one of them.

Affirming this we have the First Amendment, which clearly states that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech. The Supreme Court has not only reaffirmed this [repeatedly] but has also interpreted it as applying to the executive branch as well.


September 2, 2009, 1:03pm (report abuse)

The WEB is a system of information pipelines. The Russians tried to limit there's, but that was a no-go. Our military tried to limit access during desert storm without success. This is why it's called a WEB. Security is a major issue for any Internet user. Shutting down your communication is as easy as turning off your account. Then you'll go to the liberary and use that computer. To shut a group of like thinking individuals off would require ahutting down the WWWeb.


October 8, 2009, 10:30pm (report abuse)

Alisa's favorite tune must be "Tip-Toe thru the Tulips" without a thought in my head!

Alisa -- Please find the book 'The Law' by Frederic Bastiat. Even this Frenchman knew much more about keeping our U.S. Constitutional protections then you seem to.


October 17, 2009, 2:07pm (report abuse)

Make no mistake about it, this is the most important issue on their agenda right now. They desperately want this. It will mean the end of free speech once and for all. If it happens we will all officially be slaves to the elite.


October 28, 2009, 8:41am (report abuse)

Look at who introduced the bill, his family has been in the illuminati since the beginning. This is all about restricting information flow. This isn't about democrat or republican because they are the same behind closed doors. The two parties are just a way to divide the people. I am quite alarmed at how fast they are moving in the past 10 years though. The internet is the last big obstacle that they need to crush before they can completely control us. My theory is that their whole purpose in the end is to prepare the world for the anti-Christ or as the muslims call him, Dahjal. Get your souls and guns ready because the last days are near.


November 14, 2009, 12:14am (report abuse)

This seriously shows you the level of idiocy in the white house. This is a democracy. Not communism.

Josh Taylor

December 2, 2009, 11:30pm (report abuse)

The American Center For Law and Justice has heard of this bill and they want you to call your senator and Representative to vote NO. So get out there and do it now. And to Cruise, this is not democracy. This is Soviet Communism.

Jan B.

December 12, 2009, 4:16pm (report abuse)

Do not need to give Government in ANY FORM the right or ability to shut down internet access or communication for vague reasons anywhere in the USA - NO !!!


April 13, 2010, 1:16am (report abuse)

It also required Internet technicians to be licensed and regulated by NIST standards? Did you guys catch that? And regardless of any preexisting legislation to protect privacy, they have access to any and all critical information systems public or private regardless of the laws that protect privacy?

Did I read that right?


July 18, 2010, 1:05pm (report abuse)

Indeed you did read that right Dane. Scarey isnt it. Step by step they are shutting the little man down to prevent riots and civil war or revolutions. Little do they know we have other ways to communicate , and will do so when push comes to shove. We have a right to survive the stupidity of our government and the greed of our leaders. They live high on the hog in protected circle, leaving the rest of us to labor and provide their meals. DO NOT stay blind to what going to happen soon


July 19, 2010, 1:34pm (report abuse)

This is nothing to do with political party. It is all about controlling information and control.

Both Dems and repuglicans are guilty of giving America away to foreign interests.

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