Share:

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
Jul 31st, 2012
James C. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
Quotation mark icon
Enough is enough. Privacy is an endangered species. This is too far. I oppose the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 100%
Jul 31st, 2012
Jason C. from Fort Ann, NY signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Jason C. from Fort Ann, NY signed.
Jul 31st, 2012
Donavan D F. from Yuba City, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
I USE MY WEAPONS TO PROTECT MYSELF WHEN NEEDED. DOESNT MATTER WHO IT IS...
Jul 31st, 2012
roger d. from Sacramento, CA signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Elizabeth L. from Middletown, OH signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Jay J. from Florence, AL signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
John C. from Auxier, KY signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Loretta C. from Boxborough, MA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Do not censor the internet. KIll this Bill and please hold accountable the Senator from NJ that added an Amendment that has nothing to do with the internet. The proccess, in place, for passing a Bill is not being followed. Please clean up Congress before you conduct any more business. Credability is at steak. Sincerely
Jul 30th, 2012
Bill R. from Saginaw, MI signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Barbara R. from Saginaw, MI writes:
Quotation mark icon
We the people are the government at least that;s what my school taught me in the USA History books! We have the right to bear arms!
Jul 30th, 2012
p w. from Au Gres, MI signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
William R. from Saginaw, MI writes:
Quotation mark icon
We the people are the government. We have the right to bear arms!
Jul 30th, 2012
Tyler R. from Sparta, TN signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
David M. from Goshen, IN writes:
Quotation mark icon
We all have the rights to privacy on the internet. So let's all help save the internet.
Jul 30th, 2012
Barbara R. from Saginaw, MI writes:
Quotation mark icon
We the people are the government! We have the right to bear arms!
Jul 30th, 2012
Someone from Rochester, NH writes:
Quotation mark icon
Also make sure you protect our 2nd Amendment rights to bear arms. We lose our weapons we lose our rights! Absolute power corrupts absolutely!
Jul 30th, 2012
Someone from Rogers, AR writes:
Quotation mark icon
Another attempt for the left wing liberals to block our given right to own weapons. Aren't there already enough stupid*****city and state laws that hamper our rights. You cannot sign this bill. If you sign you will not get my vote!!
Jul 30th, 2012
Trent N. from Larose, LA signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Jason L. from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Tawni M. from Augusta, ME signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Teresa L. from Port Arthur, TX signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Arthur D. from Apache Junction, AZ writes:
Quotation mark icon
The 2nd Amendment states "Shall not be infringed"
Jul 30th, 2012
Michael M. from Lake View, NY writes:
Quotation mark icon
I oppose this bill because it is just another veiled and subtle attempt to undermine and eventually remove my Constitutional rights under the First and Fourth Amendments
Jul 30th, 2012
Jason L. from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
jeffrey r. from Liberty, SC writes:
Quotation mark icon
go ahead and vote yourself out of a job.there is jesus and theconstitution you have to contend with.every knee shall bow!
Jul 30th, 2012
Todd K. from Venice, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
Amusing the dems would try to ban gun clips (attachement to this bill) AND place a burden on internet providers to pay for storage very few of them can afford
Jul 30th, 2012
Mary Ann W. from Rockford, IL writes:
Quotation mark icon
Enough undermining the Constitution. Vote for this, I don't vote for you.
Jul 30th, 2012
marilyn m. from Arnold, MO signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Phillip C. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Its real simple.YOU vote for it.I DON'T vote for YOU.ALSO I TELL EVERYONE WHO CAN HEAR ME NOT TO VOTE FOR YOU.Got It!
Jul 30th, 2012
ryan s. from Williamsport, PA signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Willard H. from Hattiesburg, MS signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Someone from Miles City, MT signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Andy B. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Donald K. from Watsontown, PA writes:
Quotation mark icon
This bill contains an amendment that bans magazines over 10 rounds and will probably end up banning semi auto firearms. If this passes, WE THE PEOPLE will not go quietly into the night.
Jul 30th, 2012
Andy B. from Nashville, TN signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Tyler R. from Sparta, TN signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Ben A. from Charlotte, NC writes:
Quotation mark icon
I stand against all forms of tyranny foreign AND domestic!
Jul 30th, 2012
Someone from Cleveland, OH signed.
Jul 30th, 2012
Dan S. from Marquette, MI writes:
Quotation mark icon
DON'T try to take our guns, or we'll be prying YOURS out of your cold, dead hands !!!!!