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Kearnstd
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reply to StuartMW

Re: China requires Internet users to register names

said by StuartMW:

said by Kearnstd:

There are people that want the US to enact such laws.

Well you can be sure that if a successful terrorist act occurs on US soil and it's shown (or even alleged) that the internet played some part Congress will push for more controls. The "just keep me safe" crowd will be all for it.

It's as inevitable as the sun rising.

Congress will toss in preventing Child Pornography too, This will prevent media outlets from hating on it because well "Its for the Children."

I mean I bet in the US Capital building they have a poster that simply has "Want to get a bill passed easy? Just add the following two talking points. 1. Prevent Terrorism, 2. For the Children. And watch the sheep ignore their rights disappear."
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StuartMW
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Yup. The "It's for the Children" line is being played right now by Congress and the media. If a few people are blown up they'll drop that and use the "Protect us from terrorists" line.

As I said it's very predictable.
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