Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Sensenbrenner strikes again

It's always for the children. Couched in terms of netting pedophiles lurking on the web, the ever-senseless Sensenbrenner introduced a bill to get your ISPs to snoop on you. This is the same rocket scientist who proposed legislation mandating 2 years in prison for anyone who didn't turn their kid over to the police if they found them with a joint and wanted to pass out 5 year sentences in the event you were caught giving your sister one of your leftover pain meds for her toothache.

This new proposed privacy violation is being offered up to appease the "social conservatives" who are clamoring for more nanny legislation. Here's the money quote that tells us why we should be afraid.
Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, called Sensenbrenner's measure an "open-ended obligation to collect information about all customers for all purposes. It opens the door to government fishing expeditions and unbounded data mining."
One more piece in the police state puzzle that the Bush believers will be sure to ignore or trivialize.
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3 Comments:

Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

That guy is one self-righteous piece of work, isn't he?

5:33:00 AM  
Blogger mikevotes said...

Gonzales did an appearance yesterday at one of the internet child crimes places at the FBI yesterday. I really think this could be the winningest issue the Republicans have.

And, because of that, I'm not surprised that they would be trying to pass unpopular measures under it's cover, after all, that's what they did with terrorism.

Mike

10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Yeah, those "value voters" love cracking down on porn. Right up there with the marriage amendment. I'm a little concerned about the GOP's desperation. They're likely to try to pass all kinds of nanny legislation to pander to that crowd in the next six months.

11:42:00 AM  

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