Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The rich and powerful hate free speech and your rights to it

From Wikapedia's Day of Protest:

"Call your elected officials.
Tell them you are their constituent, and you oppose SOPA and PIPA. Why?
SOPA and PIPA put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won't have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn't being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won't show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.
In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.

Congress says it's trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the "cure" that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they will fatally damage the free and open Internet."

Thank you for your day of protest, Wikapedia.  They suggest to connect your elected Senator or Congressman, or candidate for United States Congress.

I hear you.  We as a nation must stop those in power that want to censure and limit free speech on the internet.  Their argument by these free speech haters is a fallacy based on alleged protection of copyrighted material.

This is a fundamental issue-your freedom of speech and right to it is being attacked and therefore is at risk.  The federal government wants to create a police-state and limit you and your family to choose for yourselves, what you are allowed to read, or not read.

Do  something, before it is too late.  By analogy, think about Germany and the Nazis.  The German people were indifferent to what happened.  Think about S. Africa and apartheid.  The people were apathetic.  And see how that turned out historically.  Do not allow government controlled censureship to happen in America.  Remember that thing we call the United States Constitution. 

If you get fooled on this one . . . well, reflect on history.  I am pretty certain we do not want a police-state in America that has a federal government trying to limit our constitutional rights to choose again and again, free speech as a fundamental right-a fundamental right to read and also to write whatever one chooses to, using the internet for publication, or for research and information.  Most Americans like free speech.  The rich and powerful hate it.  They know want to control information.  Highly suggested, avoid and fight big brother.  Read 1984 and other selected writings, before Congress ensures you can no longer read or write what you choose. 

Do you want to do a search on the internet and see a message stating, web page not found.  I do not.  I like freedom of speech and the very idea the United States Congress is even considering wanting to limit our rights to free speech scares the hell out of me.

Knock it off big brother-or else, stand by for a revolution.

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