It's really ironic that DARPA created the Internet to be a means of communication that would still function during times of emergency and here we have the government now wanting the power to take down the Internet during times of emergencies. Very, very odd and suspicious to say the least. For what possible reason or scenario would our government not want us to be able to communicate with each other online? I could see wanting to take down the communication system of our enemies, but our government wants to be able to take down our own communication? Something really is not right. If there are some type of extremely important strategic assets at risk, why not just disconnect those specific assets? Why block the civilian/commercial sector?