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The catch to Darrell Issa's Internet moratorium bill!

I was very skeptical when I first heard of this. Upon reading the text of the bill, I found a catch. The President can override in the interest of "national security". Hmm, doesn't this defeat the purpose of the bill in the first place?
Here's the section of the bill.

SEC. 4. NATIONAL SECURITY EXEMPTION.
(a) PRESIDENTIAL NOTIFICATION. - Upon notification to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, Intelligence Committees and Homeland Security Committees by the President of the United States, or his designee, of an existential threat to the Internet, the President may, for the purposes of addressing this threat, allow agencies to promulgate rules that have otherwise been suspended by this Act.
(b) LIMITATION. - This exemption in no way allows the President to compel an agency or department to promulgate any rules or regulations that have not already otherwise been implemented into law.

What do you think???