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 28th, 2012
Jeff S. from Abingdon, MD signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Daniel K. W. from Independence, KS signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Thomas C. from Peachtree City, GA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Vote for this if you want to lose your job.
Jul 28th, 2012
Charles C. from Waldron, AR signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Brian D. from Silver Spring, MD signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Thomas T. from Arlington, VA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Todd B. from London, KY signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Bennett R. from Six Lakes, MI signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Angela L. from Flovilla, GA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Robert B. from Wallingford, CT signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Bryan C. from Lewiston, NY signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Shreveport, LA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
James D. from Bakersfield, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Ron W. from Dallas, NC signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Patrick L. from Hampton, VA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
WILLIAM P. from Phoenix, AZ signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Ryan R. from Guthrie, OK signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Fred S. C. from Gibsonia, PA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Mark W. from Warsaw, IN signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Columbus, OH signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
gary k. from Travelers Rest, SC signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Bert N. from Spokane, WA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Totowa, NJ signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Shannon H. from Bradenton, FL signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Patrick H. from Bradenton, FL signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Minong, WI signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Eric H. from Mount Pleasant, TN signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
John S. from Chesapeake, VA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Dennis F. from Parkville, MD signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
mark w. from Lewiston, ID signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Aiken, SC signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Lee L. from Eagle, ID signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from La Palma, CA writes:
Quotation mark icon
Gun grabbers are trying to add a gun control amendment (S.A. 2575) to this bill. So now even the second amendment is in danger.
Jul 28th, 2012
Thomas S. from Port Saint Lucie, FL signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Gary W. from Sunrise Beach, MO signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
CS C. from Descanso, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
jeff s. from Pearl River, LA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
jeff s. from Pearl River, LA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Monia P. from Paradise, CA signed.
Jul 28th, 2012
Someone from Jacksonville, FL writes:
Quotation mark icon
I agree that Government has no right to invade on our American's private life's.If we let them then we will have no Freedom left.Stand up for your right's before there all gone just like i am doing myself.