If Dianne Feinstein has seen far…

…it is because she stands on the shoulders of giants.  Forcing the law-abiding to present themselves and be registered by government agents has long been a staple of freedom-loving rulers.  Why even today we see shining beacons of freedom taking the common sense measure of passing laws to register lawful users of an inanimate object to help ensure privacy and liberty.

China requires Internet users to register names

By By JOE McDONALD | Associated Press – 1 hr 28 mins ago

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government tightened Internet controls Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names after a flood of online complaints about official abuses rattled Communist Party leaders.

Authorities say the law will strengthen protections for personal information.

The latest measure requires users to provide their real names and other identifying information when they register with access providers or post information publicly.

“This is needed for the healthy development of the Internet,” said Li Fei, deputy director of the legislature’s Legal Work Committee, at a news conference.

Li rejected complaints that the public will be deprived of a forum that has been used to expose misconduct.

“The country’s constitution protects citizens’ rights in supervising and criticizing the state and government officials’ behavior,” Li said.

Congratulations to Dianne Feinstein!  Dianne, you and the Chinese Communist Party have demonstrated irrepressible desire to criminalize law-abiding citizens who wish to enjoy their constitutional rights without being registered and tracked by their government.  Well done, and shine on you crazy diamond!

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  • Commander_Chico

    Feinstein is a horrible statist warmonger.

    • herddog505

      I don’t know about the warmonger bit, but I certainly agree with the rest. I’m afraid, however, that she’s a typical specimen of our political class: ready and even eager to use the power of the government to regulate our lives “for the public good”.

      I must say that the past several years (including the sight of my wife being frisked by grubby TSA agents) have really made me sympathetic to the Libertarian Party: “It’s none of my business” really ought to become our national motto.

      • I’m waiting for the time when someone – when asked why they’d want a 30-round magazine – replies “It’s none of your damn business why I’d want that – just as it wouldn’t be any of your business if I wanted a Ferrari, a Learjet, or a Manhattan condo overlooking Central Park, with all stainless appliances in the kitchen. As long as I’m not hurting anyone with it – what’s your problem?”

        Of course, their problem is you not allowing them to control you.

        • herddog505

          Hear him! Hear him!

        • This commie bunch in Washington DC have a rude awakening coming. . .”they live by the sword, they will die by the sword” God’s Word says so: so they better get off our backs and out of our business, NOW!!!!! FEAR NOT! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

          Never relent, long as we got God in Christ on our side these bastards are a defeated foe, they are nothing but unbelievers!


          You got it, that evil ugly witch Diane had better GET IT!
          ‘their problem is you not allowing them to control you.’

  • ackwired

    I had to register with Wisbang.

    • jim_m

      Actually, you had to register with Disqus, which is used everywhere.

      Plus I must have missed the part where commenting on Wizbang was a constitutional right.

      • ackwired

        That’s true. I also had to register to get on the internet, which resembles China. Do any of us doubt that our government is monitoring what we say on the internet?

        • Still haven’t unregistered we note, with regret.

        • Unless ackwired is your real name you would be violating the law in China by posting publicly with that handle. And no, I have no doubt that the US government is monitoring Internet traffic. And tracking your location via any cell phone you carry. Pretty soon the skies will be filled with drones.

          But we have nothing to fear from an all-knowing, all powerful government.

    • You didn’t have to, and most of us wish you hadn’t.

      • I’d disagree. But then, I’m not ‘most of us’. Ackwired is much more willing to question his beliefs that Carl, for example…

        • herddog505

          Agreed on all points. ackwired is the kind of lefty I hate most: reasonable, polite, seldom (if ever) plays the race card, willing to discuss facts. He gives the rest of them a good name!

          • Frankly, I wish we had more commenters like him from the left.

    • True dat, but last time I checked Wizbang is not a part of any government agency.