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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
Mar 13th, 2012
Delbert W. from Boca Raton, FL signed.
Mar 13th, 2012
Nancy B. from Ocala, FL writes:
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Please take it to the floor for the opportunity to debate and markup the legislation. We don't want to pass this bill before we know what's in it. Been there done that - Thank you!
Mar 13th, 2012
J C C. from Blue Eye, MO writes:
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If we can just STOP any and everything they do (the rusty 435) in congress,,We The People,will be much better off
Mar 13th, 2012
Walter S. from Oklahoma City, OK signed.
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Mar 12th, 2012
Robert S. from Clarkston, WA writes:
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Congress is full of gutless wonders especially the Senate, where everything is done behind closed dooor and in back rooms. Repeal the 17th Admendment now, and term limits will take over. Whooopeee!!
Mar 12th, 2012
Someone from Goldendale, WA signed.
Mar 12th, 2012
Donald J. from Erin, NY signed.
Mar 12th, 2012
Danial K. from Lady Lake, FL writes:
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Protect The Constitution Of The United States of America and all it's Amendments as this is what you were put in office to do and so you swore on the Bible to do just that going in. Ignore this and be voted out of office! As you will reap your own defeat!
Mar 12th, 2012
Joseph C. from Patchogue, NY writes:
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UN needs reform. On a side note. the USA has not paid its UN dues in 20+ years
Mar 12th, 2012
Howard F. from Franklin, NC signed.
Mar 12th, 2012
Elizabeth T. from Wheat Ridge, CO writes:
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Stop Reid-Lieberman Push--bill S.2105--come on guys--you know etter than this.
Mar 12th, 2012
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Mar 10th, 2012
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Mar 10th, 2012
Norman G. from New York, NY writes:
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Leave my freedom alone and go sell volts
Mar 10th, 2012
Bobbie M. from Lindale, TX signed.
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Mar 10th, 2012
Patricia F. from Williamsburg, VA writes:
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This is unconstitutional. Read the Constitution!