By Kit Daniels
Obama’s policies will allow for a future government takeover of the Internet, involving multiple agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, under the guise of “national security needs” and “crisis management.”
In July 2012, Obama quietly released an executive order entitled Assignment of National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications Functions.
The order created the National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP) Executive Committee consisting of federal agencies such as:
– Department of Defense
– Department of Homeland Security
– Department of State
– Department of Justice
– Department of Commerce
– General Services Administration
– Federal Communications Commission
– Office of the Director of National Intelligence
It should be noted that the Director of National Intelligence is James Clapper, notorious for lying to Congress in March on the extent of the NSA’s domestic surveillance.
Here are some highlights of the executive order, which is available in full.
Sec. 5.2. (Responsibilities of the DHS) (e) satisfy priority communications requirements through the use of commercial, Government, and privately owned communications resources, when appropriate; (f) maintain a joint industry-Government center that is capable of assisting in the initiation, coordination, restoration, and reconstitution of NS/EP communications services or facilities under all conditions of emerging threats, crisis, or emergency;