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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
Jun 15th, 2012
Don C. from Long Beach, CA signed.
Jun 15th, 2012
Someone from Spring Lake, MI signed.
Jun 15th, 2012
James S. from Berne, IN signed.
Jun 15th, 2012
Larry R. from Riverside, CA writes:
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More Liberal bypassing of lawful discourse. Can the Government not be satisfied with taxing us out of all our savings-seems they also want to spy on our every private communication.
Jun 15th, 2012
joyce b. from Hanford, CA signed.
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James M. from Marina, CA signed.
Jun 15th, 2012
Colleen H. from Philadelphia, PA signed.
Jun 15th, 2012
Robert II H. from Houston, TX writes:
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Stop violating our constitutional rights!
Jun 15th, 2012
Stanley S. from New Haven, IN signed.
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Phil H. from Columbus, OH signed.
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Phil H. from Columbus, OH signed.
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John I. from Waterford, CA writes:
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Stop with the Liberal Mantra of of control.
Jun 14th, 2012
LAURIE H. from Saint Petersburg, FL writes:
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I WANT YOU ALL TO STOP THE BIG GOVERNMENT FROM CONTROLING OR TAKING OVER OUR PRIVICY OF OUR INTERNET THISI OUR PRIVACY......
Jun 14th, 2012
Joyce D. from Joelton, TN writes:
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We want less of Pelosi, Harry Reid and other new world order puppets and more of governing within the guidelines of our Constitution. Thank you,
Jun 14th, 2012
Timothy P. from Decatur, GA signed.
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Jon L. from Mcdonough, GA signed.
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Greg M. from Littleton, CO signed.
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Lon R. from Bay City, MI signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Kenneth F. from Mercer, MO writes:
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keep the goverment out of the internet
Jun 14th, 2012
solange c. from Albany, NY signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Janice F. from Dublin, VA writes:
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Del. Griffith, Morgan, please oppose bill no. S.2105 that wants to regulate the internet. People have the right to free speech.
Jun 14th, 2012
Janice F. from Dublin, VA writes:
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Del. Griffith Morgan, please oppose bill no. S.2105 that wants to regulate the internet. People have the right to free speech.
Jun 14th, 2012
Janice F. from Dublin, VA writes:
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Senators, please oppose bill no. S.2105 that wants to regulate the internet. People have the right to free speech.
Jun 14th, 2012
Someone from Parker, CO signed.
Jun 14th, 2012
Cheryl P. from Reed City, MI writes:
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Senator Lieberman may have good intentions, but I believe a lot can go wrong with this legislation. Regulation and control should not be applied to our communication. This is just another civil liberty to be restricted.
Jun 13th, 2012
Jim P. from Weston, WV signed.
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Jun 13th, 2012
Helen L. from Atlanta, GA writes:
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Is this a new Chapter from Orwell's Classic 1984? If so, it needs Cancellation. No more One Word Governments.
Jun 13th, 2012
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