Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Texas republican calls for open-ended online spying

Leave it up to some yahoo in Texas to ride in on his high horse and propose a bill calling for all internet service providers (ISPs) to indefinitely monitor website visits, e-mails and instant messaging conversations. As if Texas wasn't the butt of enough people's jokes.

U.S. representative Lamar Smith's little bill would force ISPs to keep records of each and every item mentioned above from each customer they have or face jail time if they didn't. At least this commie is upfront about his wishes about spying on Americans but his bill is no different than forcing postal workers to open, read and photocopy each and every piece of mail sent through the U.S. Postal Service.

Smith's reasoning for this bill is severely flawed. If this backwoods hick were to succeed witht his, he might as well go ahead and further things by forcing the installation of a goverment-owned set of cameras to monitor the happenings inside the private houses of Americans. This is the real reason to be ashamed of Texas, people like this who would have us give up privacy in the name of preventing cyber-terrorism. That logic is a bit of a stretch.


Trish said...

This person has too much time on his hands and needs a way to justify his job and look busy.

No said...

Hell, I thought they were spying on me anyway...the term paranoid seems to be going out of style these days...I just assume everything I write, including my e-mail, is being read by someone other than me and the intended recipient...

Am I right? Huh? Huh?