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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 7th, 2012
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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What happen to our freedom in this country.
Mar 7th, 2012
Gregory T. from Bloomington, IN signed.
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Carole B. from Bowmanstown, PA signed.
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Gary B. from Springfield, NE signed.
Mar 7th, 2012
CAROL K. from Gloucester, VA writes:
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Reid & Lieberman are now being sneaky and grossly in my opinion lawless by not allowing Republican Senators to discuss their Cybersecurity Act. In essence this ACT will tax internet users, which takes both sides of the Aisle to debate. These Democrats, think they are above any rules. Just because Obama, is a self-appointed Dictator, does not give the Democratic Senate to follow, for they represent the people who gave them their seats! Start following the RULES DEMOCRATS ~ FOR ALL OF YOUR TIME IS SHORT! NO TAX ON THE INTERNET! Tell your president to stop spending on rediculous causes ~ like GREEN ENERGY. By the way, where is the money?????
Mar 7th, 2012
James M. from Marina, CA signed.
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Someone from Gettysburg, PA writes:
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Stop this. Stop this shit. The internet is my home. Would you like it if I burst into your home and spied on your every move, slapped you if you did something wrong, and forced you to pay me money for BREATHING!? NO. THEN DO NOT DO IT TO MY INTERNET
Mar 7th, 2012
Emily P. from Grand Rapids, MI signed.
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Someone from Land O Lakes, FL signed.
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jonathan p. from Jacksonville, FL signed.
Mar 7th, 2012
Sid R. from Alpharetta, GA writes:
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This is an appropriate function of Congress not the Executive Branch. Let's finally put a stop on all Executive Orders that intend to deny the proper role of Congress.
Mar 7th, 2012
Someone from Lorton, VA writes:
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stop disguising eavsdropping and collection and taxation of Americans under guise of cybersecurity. There are other ways to protect people and national securitywithout such intrusive, oppressive means.
Mar 7th, 2012
patrick k. from Sterling, CO signed.
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Marek F. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
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Marianne R. from Covina, CA signed.
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Christopher T. from Los Angeles, CA signed.
Mar 6th, 2012
Someone from San Bernardino, CA signed.
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Nikki G. from San Bernardino, CA signed.
Mar 6th, 2012
Someone from Keller, TX writes:
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Slowly, but surely, our rights of free speech are being taken from us here in the U.S. If we let this bill pass, it will open the door even wider for less freedom of speech for most Americans. It is my humble opinion that the Reid-Lieberman efforts must be thwarted at every turn, especially in regard to the push for a new, intrusive government cybersecurity bill titled S.2105.
Mar 6th, 2012
Nils B. from Wanblee, SD signed.
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Someone from Pensacola, FL writes:
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I think that censoring the Internet is not fair and not right!
Mar 6th, 2012
Jessie E. from Grants Pass, OR signed.
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Pat F. from Aurora, CO signed.
Mar 6th, 2012
lucy c. from Endicott, NY writes:
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keep your filthy hands off the internet!!!!
Mar 6th, 2012
MF M. from Twentynine Palms, CA signed.
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Someone from Kittery, ME writes:
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Leave the internet alone, it is about the only thing we have left.
Mar 6th, 2012
Thomas D. from Carson, CA signed.