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Tell Congress: Oppose the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, etc.

The Reid-Lieberman 'Cybersecurity Act of 2012' and the Hatch-Smith 'Protecting Children from Internet Pornography Act' must be opposed!

Despite the fact that the dangerous Stop Online Piracy (SOPA) and Protect IP Acts (PIPA) were shelved after facing vehement opposition from the American people, Congress continues to look for ways to tax, regulate, and control your internet activity.

Senator Harry Reid is bringing a new cybersecurity bill straight to the Senate floor for a vote, ignoring Republicans who have asked for the opportunity to debate and markup the legislation. The bill — the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, sponsored by Senator Joseph Lieberman — contracts the Department of Homeland Security to oversee private sector internet networks. (And, if they can control it, they can tax it.)

Democrats claim they have been working on cybersecurity legislation for several years, and that, in fact, is the problem here. They told reporters that the Lieberman cybersecurity bill “brings together a number of other bills that have already been through the committee process.”

As with Obamacare, we may not know exactly what is in the bill until it is passed. (And, that is presumably the way Reid wants it!)

We’ve been fighting long for internet freedom. Big Government politicians are intent on getting control of the World Wide Web:

  • They tried Net Neutrality, ultimately gaining the right to an internet “kill-switch,” even though three federal judges told them it was unconstitutional;
  • The FCC has worked diligently to increase regulations on internet activity and its members are openly hostile to First Amendment rights;
  • SOPA and PIPA, which would have caused sweeping devastation to legitimate websites, were days away from passage when they were finally shelved due to overwhelming opposition from the American people … however, Harry Reid is likely to bring back these bills by hiding them in his new cybersecurity legislation;
  • Rep. Lamar Smith’s HR 1981 and Senator Orrin Hatch‘s companion bill S. 1308, are two of the the more recent pieces of internet legislation to be debated: both a huge threat to our privacy, and written in the name of “protecting our children from online pornography.” These are simply cleverly-disguised power-grabs to force online service providers to spy on your online activities and provide that information to the government. H.R. 1981 and S. 1308 are about data retention: they requires Internet service providers to keep DETAILED RECORDS of your internet activity, your name and address, your bank account numbers, and  your credit card numbers.
  • Recently, the United Nations announced they are looking to impose a WORLD TAX on internet users, especially on financial transactions. It is unclear how far this idea will go, but you can rest assured a plan such as this would make Obama, Reid, Pelosi, and other Democrats VERY happy!

The Internet is under attack. Help save our First and Fourth Amendment rights! Your voice of opposition were successful in forcing Congress to put SOPA and PIPA on hold; let’s stop the Reid-Lieberman push for a new, intrusive government cybersecurity bill called S. 2105.

Public Comments
Aug 4th, 2012
levon k. from Washington, DC writes:
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Aug 4th, 2012
Amanda J. from Lahaina, HI signed.
Aug 3rd, 2012
Anne J. from Haslett, MI signed.
Aug 3rd, 2012
Robert W. from Hollywood, FL writes:
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Good day, Many of our Freedoms are under attack including Internet Freedom, and I am very concerned about my rights as an American citizen and voter. I am opposed to H.R. 1981 and S. 1308 the "Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011." I am deeply concerned that this legislation could constitute a serious and possibly unintended overreach of powers and risks grave violation of our First and Fourth Amendment rights. There are already very strong laws regarding the dissemination of adult material to minors as well as the sexual/pornographic exploitation of minors which I and many of my fellow citizens stand firmly behind uph0lding such laws. However there must be a better way to carefully, selectively, and more effectively target those who break existing laws and prosecute them to the fullest extent prescribed by Federal and State Law without risking the rights and privacy of average citizens. Under no uncertain terms should our government be involved in gathering data on law abiding citizens who are going about their daily business and using the internet for legitimate activities. Also, I oppose Senator Joseph Lieberman's Cybersecurity Act of 2012, which provides the Department of Homeland Security with broad powers to control civilian networks. In addition to the noted concerns, I also understand that Senator Charles Schumer(D-NY) has sponsored an add on amendment to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 that is related to Firearms, specifically a ban on the sale/transfer of high capacity magazines/feeding devices which is completely and totally unrelated to any perceived benefit contained within the Cybersecurity Act of 2012. This add on amendment is yet another veiled attempt to incrementally dissect the rights of law abiding citizens in their Second Amendment Rights. I vehemently oppose the current form of the above legislation and any add on amendments related to Private Firearms Ownership. I respectfully and strongly urge reconsideration of this legislation and hope that with all due regard that any future legislation regarding Cyber Security and Internet Protection of Minors will provide for specific and targeted measures to help in all areas of concern while at the same time preserve the fundamental rights and freedoms of our citizenry already guaranteed by the Constitution, Federal, and State Laws. I will be forwarding this petition across our State via email and social media networks urging other citizens to review and sign this petition and observe the outcome of your votes in all matters of concern thereof.
Aug 2nd, 2012
Laura W. from Irvine, CA signed.
Aug 2nd, 2012
Someone from Summerville, SC signed.
Aug 1st, 2012
francis f. from Pinellas Park, FL writes:
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We can help the country by getting rid of those who are screwing it up. Reid is a good one to start with and b. nelson and polsi and barney frank and shulmer and obama. Can't leave him out. Also all the back stabbing rep and i almost forgot the clintons. This would save our country. Don't you all think so? Concerned American
Aug 1st, 2012
henry m. from Saint James, NY writes:
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How out of touch are u people with the American citizens? who do u serve? yourself or the people? You people take Freedom and Liberty from A and always to B...How un-American can u people possibly sink? How about standing up for Freedom and Liberty for a change!!!!
Aug 1st, 2012
henry m. from Saint James, NY writes:
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"From My COLD DEAD HANDS!!!" how out of touch are u people with the American citizens? who do u serve? yourself or the people?
Aug 1st, 2012
Thomas V. from Jackson, TN writes:
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We don`t need it. These bills will most likely cost a lot of money we do not have.
Aug 1st, 2012
Randy B. from Assumption, IL signed.
Aug 1st, 2012
Randy B. from Assumption, IL writes:
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Burrus
Aug 1st, 2012
Erik G. from Austin, TX signed.
Aug 1st, 2012
Orquidea S. from Elmhurst, NY signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Nate M. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Nate M. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Betsy I. from Orondo, WA signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Thor J. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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1st and 4th amendment violations!!!!!! We should have freedom. Find the real problem! I hope that the those guys standing behind the curtains know that they are going to be revealed of their secrets and will face justice soon enough. You cannot control us. There is a force you may or may not be aware of that is making people more aware!!!
Jul 31st, 2012
Thor J. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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1st and 4th amendment violations!!!!!! We should have freedom. Find the real problem! I hope that the those guys standing behind the curtains know that they are going to be revealed of their secrets and will face justice soon enough. You cannot control us. There is a force you may or may not be aware of that is making people more aware!!!
Jul 31st, 2012
Thor J. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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1st and 4th amendment violations!!!!!! We should have freedom. Find the real problem! I hope that the those guys standing behind the curtains know that they are going to be revealed of their secrets and will face justice soon enough. You cannot control us. There is a force you may or may not be aware of that is making people more aware!!!
Jul 31st, 2012
Thor J. from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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1st and 4th amendment violations!!!!!! We should have freedom. Find the real problem! I hope that the those guys standing behind the curtains know that they are going to be revealed of their secrets and will face justice soon enough. You cannot control us. There is a force you may or may not be aware of that is making people more aware!!!
Jul 31st, 2012
Mario P. from Chicago, IL signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Faye H. N. from Trappe, MD signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Nicholas M. from Johnson City, NY signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Christopher G. from Arlington, TX writes:
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Stop trying to take more of our freedoms away.
Jul 31st, 2012
Kristian P. from Kansas City, KS writes:
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Not only does this bill violate our 1st and 4th Amendment rights, recent additions to this bill is now looking to violate our 2nd Amendment rights. The Schumer "Magazine" Amendment is looking to ban firearm magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. This is a horrible encroachment on our 2nd Amendment rights and is a stepping stone to eventually ban semi-automatic firearms. Please vote against the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.
Jul 31st, 2012
Zuri C. from Temecula, CA signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Patrick M. from Galloway, OH writes:
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Oppression of the people will not go unnoticed. We are larger and greater than the Government. You are our servants. You are working for us in as a privilege, act like it.
Jul 31st, 2012
Lori M. from Barnegat, NJ signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Alan V. from Addison, NY signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Someone from Greenville, SC signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Alison T. from Leonardtown, MD signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
mr m. from Arlington, VA signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Someone from West Palm Beach, FL signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Someone from South Bend, IN signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
James G. from Elba, AL signed.
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Jul 31st, 2012
David S. from Fayetteville, NC signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Someone from Smithfield, PA signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
James C. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Enough is enough. Privacy is an endangered species. This is too far. I oppose the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 100%