Sometimes it’s hard to know whether Congress does the things it does to protect us or to make it appear that they are protecting us while actually doing nothing or, worse, hurting us. Given this lack of clarity, it is no small wonder that these legislators consistently garner abysmal approval ratings from the American public.

The latest bit of foolishness circulating in the Senate is the Cybersecurity Act of 2009. Introduced in April 2009, this bill is “designed to address our nation's vulnerabilities to cyber crime, global cyber espionage, and cyber attacks,” according to “It would establish a new Cybersecurity Advisory Panel within the White House and streamline the cybersecurity effort through all levels of government.”

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