North Korean Leader Kim-Jong Un Credit: Yonhap News/YNA/Newscom
North Korea’s suspected hack of Sony Pictures, and the subsequent withdrawal of “The Interview” from theaters, was a blow against freedom.
“A tin-pot dictator was able to dictate what can be said in America,” Heritage’s Steve Bucci writes. “Our freedom of expression, guaranteed by our Constitution, has been abridged because of Kim Jung-un’s wounded pride. Freedom lost.”
So what do we do now? Rather than using North Korea’s suspected hack of Sony Pictures as a reason for new government regulations on cybersecurity, we should focus on resisting North Korean aggression through further sanctions and other measures to show we do not tolerate such attacks.
Heritage expert Bruce Klinger has previously explained how the U.S. should isolate North Korea’s regime:
The new Senate could instead be more amenable to imposing additional punitive measures on Pyongyang, particularly after another North Korean provocation. Such measures could include supporting the House-initiated North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) as a way of pressing President Obama to enforce U.S. laws more fully.
Read more about the Sony Pictures cyber hack here and here.
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