Without even a fig leaf of appearances of acting under the Rule of Law, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), via Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), has arbitrarily seized over 70 privately owned domain names and websites, replacing them with a crypto-fascistic message. The actions take place even before the ‘Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act’ (COICA), passed by the U.S. Senate’s Judicial Committee, becomes law.
This administration has repeatedly said they do not have the staff nor the funds to control the illegal invasion underway, but the government can seize privately-held property to benefit corporations that predominantly fund Democrat candidates and the Democrat Party.
DHS and ICE are so far outside their charters regarding seizure of private property, just as is NASA now providing scientific ego-boo outreach to Muslims.
Candidate Obama promised a Civilian Security Force just as well staffed and equipped as the U.S. Military, now DHS shows signs of being just such an over-reaching and over-arching internal police force designed to keep the populace controlled and pacified.
And we now have political figures, Howard Dean for one, demanding that free speech as we have known it be restricted so as to not confuse voters. COICA is insidious to our constitutionally declared protections of governmental censorship, a message on Demonoid.com’s hompage reads like a treatise on fascist control:
If passed, this law will allow the government, under the command of the media companies, to censor the internet as they see fit, like China and Iran do, with the difference that the sites they decide to censor will be completely removed from the internet and not just in the US.
I am starting to think the Grand Experiment of American Freedom is over, the results pointing to the beginnings of a new Dark Ages. I hope I’m wrong.