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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 10th, 2012
Denver T. from Knoxville, TN signed.
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Mar 9th, 2012
Someone from Lahaina, HI writes:
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We as Americans need to protect our freedom of speech or we might as well be living in China, stop this cyber security and stop searching children and little old ladies at the airport. We are not at war. There are laws already in place to go after piracy, spy's and we have the courts of laws for those proven guilty by a jury of their peer to put them behind bars. Anything else is against what we the American people fought and stand for, we don't need or want big government.
Mar 9th, 2012
Someone from Benkelman, NE signed.
Mar 9th, 2012
Wendy H. from Newville, PA writes:
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Too much government - too much regulation= not enough jobs.
Mar 9th, 2012
ANTHONY n. from Wickenburg, AZ writes:
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Does Obama and the Environmentalists Really want Society to have Abundance in Fuel or anything else that provides for a economic capital system to Prosper and the people to Prosper as well ? President Obama has Known about this technology and talked about its benefits in his 2008 campaign, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-03/exxon-600-million-algae-investment-spurs-khosla-to-dismiss-as-pipe-dream.html , so why has he only now come to promote its development and while Knowing we needed this to Compete with the Radicals in the Middle east to Lower Fuel prices and this Be the way to Sanction the Radical Regimes in the Middle east he did Nothing about this even when it FIT right into the Green Policy ? Instead we went towards limited energy resource developments like Wind and Solar and Look at how that Turned out , pitifully . We could Put this system in Mexico give the Mexicans a Job down there and they can make fuel for the USA and stay down there doing it . Plus the Pulp from the oil squeezed algae can be a source of livestock feed replacing the use of Corn and soy bean as well as all Grains expanding the overall food chain something the futures markets can invest in and this all helps bring down Inflation . 1/10th of the state of New Mexico can be made into a Algae Producing industry that can supply the USA with ALL its FUEL needs !! So why are we NOT DOING THIS ?? Algae: Truly Green Solution to the World's Energy Problem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yij_RtRIkAk&feature=relmfu First USA Spirulina Algae Production: Earthrise Farms 1983 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezNaZnCuPdA&feature=related
Mar 9th, 2012
Gail D. from Westfield, MA writes:
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ENOUGH OF TAKING AWAY OUR FREEDOMS!
Mar 9th, 2012
douglas p. from Columbus, OH signed.
Mar 9th, 2012
Mark E. from Woodbridge, VA writes:
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We the People have the right to a free open Internet. We DO NOT want our Internet regulated, taxed or restricted in any way. What part of LEAVE OUR INTERNET ALONE don't you understand?
Mar 9th, 2012
Izella S. from Corvallis, OR writes:
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It is unconstitutional to try to kill all voices of opposition. We the people have a right to freedom of speech.
Mar 9th, 2012
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Someone from Glenolden, PA writes:
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Lets respect our Constitution...and our freedoms.
Mar 8th, 2012
christine s. from Zelienople, PA signed.
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m B. from Tallahassee, FL writes:
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We need leadership that stands for America.
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