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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
Jul 28th, 2012
Mindy M. from Liberty, MO signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
TERRY C. from Columbus, OH writes:
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What are they afraid of? We The People?
Jul 28th, 2012
Yaotl C. from San Dimas, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Haydenville, MA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Lawrence S. from Cleveland, OH signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Travis K. from Lawton, OK signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Jake S. from West Monroe, LA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Robbie E. from Mableton, GA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Walkerton, VA writes:
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Outrage. As usual, Republicans do not have an opportunity to debate legislation. Please also tell me why you are sneaking a "Gun Control" amendment into this? As if I don't know. Stop the corrupt crap! Americans are sick of your cheating devices. You rob us of our rights and freedom daily. Do you not have one ounce of character remaining? What happened to the notion of "for the good of America" in your schemes? You are pathetic, and you will be sorry that you have turned on us -
Jul 28th, 2012
Jack S. from Pittsburgh, PA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Shawn C. from Essex, MD signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Richmond, VA writes:
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Outrage. As usual, Republicans do not have an opportunity to debate legislation. Please also tell me why you are sneaking a "Gun Control" amendment into this? As if I don't know. Stop the corrupt crap! Americans are sick of your cheating devices. You rob us of our rights and freedom daily. Do you not have one ounce of character remaining? What happened to the notion of "for the good of America" in your schemes? You are pathetic, and you will be sorry that you have turned on us -
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from New Castle, IN signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
FRANCO S. from Dallas, TX signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Mark F. from Delco, NC writes:
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Cybersecurity is nothing more than a play to control the internet and spy on Americans.
Jul 28th, 2012
Amy S. from East Wenatchee, WA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Ed S. from Noble, OK signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Jo Dee S. from North Platte, NE signed.
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JOHN S. from Fort Worth, TX signed.
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David M. from New Albany, IN signed.
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Someone from Green Forest, AR signed.
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Mark R. from Pflugerville, TX signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Biloxi, MS writes:
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I personally don't want DHS in charge of anything else. They have proven that they believe they are above the law and they have shown no respect for the American public whatsoever ! Second, The Congress and House should not be allowed to sneak in these "Add-Ons" which are not related to that particular bill in any way. Also, no bill should be voted on if it cannot be viewed and read by the American public in it's entirety, prior to being submitted to the floor for a vote. I am tired of Congress not enforcing the Constitution and our Bill of Rights. Our Founding Fathers knew what they were doing when they drafted the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is your job to follow these documents to the letter of the law. Yet, you have in no way tried to stop President Obama (and hereafter, any other president) from ignoring these documents and doing as they please, no matter the American public's opinion or rights. We the People, are the boss of this country and I am doing all I can to enlighten all legal Americans to their rights and duties. We were the greatest country on the face of the earth. This current administration has made America the laughing stock of the world. The American people are sick of this and we will be seeing a change, not only in the upcoming presidential election, but in another two years, when it is time to vote for our Congress. Bear in mind, the House, Senate and the current administration have garnered the wrath of the American people, and we will be coming for your jobs ! No more free rides !!
Jul 28th, 2012
Christopher L. from Atlantic Beach, FL writes:
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For goodness sake leave the internet alone. And stop tacking unrelated stuff together - cybersecurity and gun control? Regardless of your views on either, they should be addressed separately.
Jul 28th, 2012
beverly p. from Orange, CA writes:
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STOP TRYING TO DESTROY US..STOP TRYING TO INTIMIDATE US..STOP CYBERSECURITY BULLYS..ENOUGH OF YOUR INTRUSION INTO OUR LIVES..WE HOLD YOU ACCOUNTABLE..
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Lake Dallas, TX signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Leonardo H. from San Fernando, CA writes:
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I want the internet to remain free from government power grabs.
Jul 28th, 2012
Tobias B. from Clayton, NC signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Joyce K. from Bakersfield, CA writes:
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I am tired of our so called government officials trying to tell me how to live my life. Our constitution protects me and give me the basic liberty and the right to privacy, bear arms WITHOUT infringement, stop trying to usurp our constitution. If you vote on this you will be voted out come election time.
Jul 28th, 2012
shawn f. from Hemet, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Kurt H. from Clayville, RI writes:
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The bill is all around bad for freedom and liberty. As well as the threat to personal privacy, amendments are being proposed that go even further than the bill itself - some so unrelated (such as S.A. 2575 to ban magazines over 10 rounds) that it makes the bill appear as nothing more than a governmental power grab.
Jul 28th, 2012
matt w. from Scranton, PA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Anaheim, CA writes:
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Why is there gun control in a cyber security bill?? You guys have become a joke, please have your things packed in January because you're DONE.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Anaheim, CA writes:
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Why is there gun control in a cyber security bill?? You guys have become a joke, please have your things packed in January because you're DONE.
Jul 28th, 2012
Eric S. from Ridgeland, SC writes:
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Leave our guns alone and leave our internet alone... this is a free country and lets keep it that way.
Jul 28th, 2012
Eric S. from Ridgeland, SC writes:
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Leave our guns alone and leave our internet alone... this is a free country and lets keep it that way.
Jul 28th, 2012
Eric S. from Ridgeland, SC writes:
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Leave our guns alone and leave our internet alone... this is a free country and lets keep it that way.
Jul 28th, 2012
paul w. from Hebron, IN signed.
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David T. from Walnut Cove, NC signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Saint Clair Shores, MI writes:
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Understand also that this includes S.A. 2575 which would make the tranfer or possession of magazines, drums, feeding devices over 10 rounds illegal. This has nothing to do with cybersecurity but just another effort to sneak in anti-gun agenda.