Trump makes it official: he will withdraw military funds because Congress will not kill the open internet
of really now department
There were questions about whether or not Trump was going really carry out his threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act, which has been passed and enacted every year for the past six decades, but it appears to be the case. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Congress officially notified that Trump veto the NDAA … because they refuse to kill the open internet.
The letter he sent to Congress is … completely out of touch with reality.
The Administration recognizes the importance of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to our national security. Sadly, this conference report does not include critical national security measures, includes provisions that do not respect our veterans and our military history, and contradicts this administration’s efforts to prioritize the United States. in our national security and foreign policy actions. Therefore, the Administration strongly opposes the passage of the conference report to Accompany HR 6395.
There are three key complaints he raises in the letter. (1) The NDAA does not completely repeal section 230 of the Communications Act (which has nothing to do with the military). (2) This allows the bases that have been named after the Confederation to be renamed and (3) it limits its ability to cry out “national emergency” and use those claims as a reason to steal money from the Confederation. army to build his stupid wall (as he did).
The 230 bit is particularly stupid:
Despite bipartisan calls to deal with section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, this bill does not make any significant changes to this provision.
Um, yeah, because it literally has nothing to do with the military or the purpose of the NDAA. There is no reason to include anything related to 230 in the NDAA and several elected officials have explained it to Trump. But instead he wants to throw one of his temper tantrums.
Section 230 facilitates the spread of disinformation online and poses a serious threat to our national security and the integrity of the elections. It should be repealed.
So he finally spoke some rationalization of the impact of 230 on national security, but it is wrong. The 1st Amendment explains why disinformation can spread online and removing 230 will not change that. And, I must note that one of the biggest vectors of misinformation that spreads online is … the President himself. Especially last month. And, I would say that the president was also the biggest threat to the integrity of the elections.
It was Section 230 that got many pundits to speak out and show just how inaccurate the nonsense and misinformation Trump and his cronies are spewing out is.
As for the claim regarding the renaming of bases named after Confederate Army officials, it is difficult to see how this does not respect “our veterans and the history of our army.” Remember, Confederation fight against the American army. You would think it would be more respectful to our veterans not to have them serve from bases named after an army that fought against us. But Trump owes Trump.
Republicans in Congress now have a choice. They have hinted that they will overturn Trump’s veto, and now is the time for them to stand up and make it clear that this is exactly what they will do.
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