“A Florida congressman has introduced a new bill that would forbid federal agencies from purchasing Apple products until the company cooperates with the federal court order to assist the unlocking of a seized iPhone 5C associated with the San Bernardino terrorist attack,” Cyrus Farivar reports for Ars Technica.
“In a statement released on Thursday, Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) blasted Apple,” Farivar reports. “‘Taxpayers should not be subsidizing a company that refuses to cooperate in a terror investigation that left 14 Americans dead on American soil,’ he said. ‘Who did the terrorist talk to? Who did he message with? Did he go to a safe house? Is there information on the phone that might prevent a future attack on US soil? Following the horrific events of September 11, 2001, every citizen and every company was willing to do whatever it took to side with law enforcement and defeat terror. It’s time Apple shows that same conviction to further protect our nation today.'”
Farivar reports, “GovTrack gives it a 1 percent chance of passage.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Rep. David Jolly is obviously not a mental giant. And he’s not a patriot, either. This fool wants to fritter away the rights that generations of American patriots sacrificed their lives to protect in exchange FOR NOTHING in return; photos of cafeteria trays, if that. Even if the San Bernadino County’s iPhone inexplicably held every ISIS contact in the world, it wouldn’t be worth giving up our essential liberties.
David Jolly: “Unless you wreck the world’s most secure mobile platform, we’ll force the U.S. government to use insecure crap instead!” Genius. It’s a lose-lose proposition from a loser.
Jolly is currently running for office (Marco Rubio’s vacated Florida Senate seat) by dancing on the corpses of Americans slain in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. In the August 30, 2016, Republican primary election, Floridians should vote for candidates who support freedom and the U.S. Constitution, not candidates like David Jolly who try to make political hay out of the murders of their fellow citizens.
If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, he’d drop dead instantly upon finding out that such an abject idiot/immoral opportunist could even be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives much less propose such morbid stupidity in a painfully transparent bid to gin up votes from the terminally obtuse.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]