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Dalek Dave wrote:
Now, I am not saying this government would use it for evil purposes, nor the next, but there is no guarantee that some future leadership would not misuse it.

 


I'll say it.. the only reason government, whether yours or mine over here, want this sort of thing is to control the masses. Control what they see, read or talk about, and you have complete control over them, say, throwing a revolution when they have had enough Gov BS?

Take certain countries with a lot of sand int he news the last few months. Civil unrest, and the gov is trying to control and/or shut down the net to prevent overthrow. A few other countries have insane(to many of us at least) amounts of gov control over what the people can see. They do NOT want the uneducated masses to get wind of the truth in the rest of the world.

As far as the rest of your post, I agree, using something like that as an excuse for stupid laws like that is pathetic and in my opinion, takes away from the real problem of those things while doing absolutely nothing to help prevent them.
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