Considering that most Americans despise government intervention, we are certainly not going to approve of Barack Obama’s plan for a new emergency alert system that will give the malignant narcissist the power to address the nation at once, whether we like it or not.
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The talking points are that this new system, which requires that every broadcaster in the nation participate, would be used during emergencies such as a terrorist attack or a major natural disaster.
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once….
the Federal Communications Commission has filed public notice of a rule change that would…give the federal government instant access to all the nation’s airwaves at once, in the event of a national emergency….
The FCC also has a separate public alert system for smartphones in the works. It was first tested in 2013 on a statewide basis but hasn’t been fully deployed.
Smartphones too? Great, get ready America to receive spam text messages from your government. (This ought to wake Obama supporters up.)
We are already getting a taste of what such a system would do.
For example, how many times have you witnessed when watching Fox News or a program on The Blaze channel the screen suddenly going dark for a few seconds.
The temporary blackout always occurs in the height of a discussion about the government only to resume broadcasting seconds later after the person speaking at the time of the blackout has made his or her point.
These temporary blackouts occur a little too often to be a coincidence especially since it rarely occurs elsewhere.
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Television Broadcasting, Radio Stations, Cable System Operators (Rate Regulation Standard), Cable System Operator (Telecom Act Standard), Broadband Radio Service (BRS), Cable and Other Subscription Programming, The Educational Broadband Service (EBS), Satellite Telecommunications and Other Telecommunications, etc. would be within reach of Obama’s tentacles.
As posted on the Federal Register entitled, FCC’s Review of the Emergency Alert System:
This document has a comment period that ends in 44 days (08/29/2014)
Action:Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking.
Summary:In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on proposed changes to its rules governing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to establish a national location code for EAS alerts issued by the President amend the Commission’s rules governing a national EAS test code for future nationwide tests require broadcasters, cable service providers, and other entities required to comply with the Commission’s EAS rules (EAS Participants) to file test result data electronically and require EAS Participants to meet minimal standards to ensure that EAS alerts are accessible to all members of the public, including those with disabilities.
Source: Federal Register.
I object to the power of such a system in the hands of Progressives Communists, one in particular, who loves photo ops and to hear himself speak, i.e., Barack megalomaniac Hussein Obama.
It is predictable that the narcissist would abuse this system by interrupting the lives of Americans any moment of the day to shove his ideology down the throats of Americans, use this system to dispatch orders to his civilian brown shirts, attack his enemies, indoctrinate our youth and control the message.
On top of that, the system is hackable.
This estimated cost of this infringement on the liberties of Americans somewhere between $7 and $13.6 million system is a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Finally, reverting back to the issues mentioned in my sidebar (above), we do not need such power in the hands of the least transparent administration in the history of the United States or any Communist for that matter. H/t Give Me Liberty.