Saturday, January 21, 2012

SOPA Support Crumbles under Pressure

A few days ago, I posted a letter I sent to my representatives in Washington, D.C. Apparently, it (and millions like it, as well as Google blacking out their logo, and Wikipedia going completely dark) got their attention. Heritage Action for America reports:

This week, controversial legislation that could result in government censorship of the internet and stifle innovation came under fire. Supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA), which claim to crack down on online piracy overseas, started peeling off the bills.

A day before any popular websites launched protests on Wednesday, Heritage Action released its key vote against SOPA and PIPA. It was picked up around the country, and thanks to dedicated conservatives taking action, made a big difference in Congress: (Continue reading...)

Keep slogging, anti-kakistocrats! It's an uphill battle. The natural progress of things is to deteriorate without maintenance. Our liberty requires maintenance.

1 comment :

  1. I just had a random thought: if congress had attempted to lower the boom on pornographic websites, people would be squalling like hammered cats about how their First Amendment rights were being decimated, even though the First Amendment was primarily intended to protect people who would criticize their government. The founders would have considered pornography an undesirable side-effect of the essential right to free speech.


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