November 22, 2011 By

Obama Admin still in Opposition to Internet Freedom

Conservative Action Alerts has been warning you for months about the Obama administration’s attempts to take over the Internet. He is creating a police-state in which NOTHING is free from government control.

HR 3261, the “Stopping Online Piracy Act (SOPA),” and its counterpart in the Senate, “Protect IP,” seek to limit Internet freedom and commerce, and will give unprecedented power to the government and law enforcement.

Under the terms of this legislation, a copyright owner can accuse a site of theft, and WITHOUT DUE PROCESS, that site can be shut down – along with any others that share the domain, even if they have done nothing wrong.

The legislation being debated will give Obama the power to
SHUT DOWN THE INTERNET…
At ANY TIME…
For ANY REASON…
Without Due Process!

Our First and Fourth Amendments are under assault. We must get our message to Congress IMMEDIATELY and tell them to OPPOSE these bills! This has the potential for GREAT abuse by our government, and as freedom-loving citizens, we MUST take action now. Flood Congress with your Faxes and tell them to oppose this legislation and protect free speech and free enterprise in America.

Unless concerned citizens like us speak up, these bills will pass! Imagine, then, what will happen. If ONE video, ONE picture, or ONE product on a legitimate website is deemed “pirated” by the copyright owner, the ENTIRE website can be shut down-a move that will cripple the economy further by punishing American business.

Many groups will just move their hosting off shore to prevent the shutdown from occurring to them. Because the groups know this will all be done without due process.

Even large, reputable retail sites can be made to “disappear” if someone accuses them of using copyrighted content.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL DECIDE.

This is happening because Obama’s Hollywood friends have pressured him to shut down the internet. They are upset over people stealing music and movies, but instead of going after the bad guys, they are going to regulate all of us good guys who are simply trying to use the internet legitimately!

We all know there is a problem with people stealing music and movies, and making money on it, and we need measures in place to protect intellectual property … but these bills go WAY TOO FAR in limiting our freedoms.

It’s like taking a missile to a knife fight – this is a reactionary, overreaching government initiative that has the potential for great abuse of our freedoms. If SOPA and Protect IP pass, it will be a SERIOUS threat to online innovation and to legitimate online communications tools.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) says, “This is a cluster bomb where you should be going in with a laser, and the collateral damage to innovation and freedom is huge.”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has said he will introduce an alternative. He must know he has our support! Join Conservative Action Alerts in calling on Congress to OPPOSE this legislation. Flood Congress with Faxes right now and tell them to STAND FOR FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA and oppose Hollywood’s intrusion on our liberties!

The Internet Commerce Association warns the bill “could be a death knell for all domains that provide a platform for user-generated content.”

Last year, when the government shut down ONE child pornography site, 70,000 other LEGITIMATE websites were closed for several days, even though they had done nothing wrong!

Already, 130 individuals involved in technology start-ups have warned Congress that this legislation will threaten the future of American creativity.

They warned:

“While the bill will create uncertainty for many legitimate businesses and in turn undermine innovation and creativity on those services, the dedicated pirates who use and operate ‘rogue’ sites will simply migrate to platforms that conceal their activities.”

In other words, there is an easy way around this law for those who wish to break it; but law-abiding, legitimate Internet business owners will pay the price.

The E-Parasite Act:

  • Kills Innovation
  • Reduces Job Growth
  • Stifles Free Speech
  • Will Restrict Truth
  • Denies Justice
  • Gives the Obama administration more power

Congress is debating these bills RIGHT NOW, AS YOU ARE READING THIS. You must act quickly. Our First and Fourth Amendments are under assault. We must get our message to Congress IMMEDIATELY and tell them to OPPOSE these bills! This has the potential for GREAT abuse by our government, and as freedom-loving citizens, we MUST take action now. Flood Congress with your Faxes and tell them to oppose this legislation and protect free speech and free enterprise in America.

Little by little, this administration is taking our freedoms away – and they are hoping you won’t notice! But Conservative Action Alerts has noticed, and that is why concerned citizens like you are making a difference in preserving our freedoms! We must keep up the fight for our Constitutional rights!

Do you want the federal government to have the ability to restrict the websites you frequent, at any time, for any reason, without due process? And, do you want them to have the ability to COME AFTER YOU and YOUR WEBSITE based on an unsubstantiated allegation, without giving you your “day in court?”

Barack Obama has been served as President for almost two years—and during that time we have seen unprecedented government expansion and invasive regulation of nearly every aspect of our lives: guns, land, commerce, healthcare, climate, banks, automobiles, energy and food.

This is yet another in a long line of examples of the Obama administration overstepping their authority and concentrating more power with the government-and against the wishes of the American people.

When will we say, “no more?” Please, send your faxes to Congress today and tell them to STAND FOR FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA and oppose Hollywood’s “E-Parasite Act!”

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P.S. It is imperative that we fight the forces of a police state and keep the Internet free! Send your faxes to Congress RIGHT NOW and tell them to oppose SOPA and Protect IP! If we do not act now, we could lose our Internet freedoms forever!

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 (2 comments so far)
nana

I think we have taken for granted the liberty the internet offers us, but these bills are ridiculous. Maybe some things could be a bit more under control, but the internet should still be a free zone in it's essence.

March 19, 2014 at 4:34 am

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TBW

It’s not only about knowing more of you business, but also about a way for they Government to be able to collect even more money in taxes for their endless spending. (This is wanted by both of the parties. They don’t have me fooled!)

November 22, 2011 at 7:35 pm

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