yes this is political but directly affects what we do here.
Posted on August 10, 2012
We need to tell congress to stop trying to invade our privacy on the internet and to stop trying to ram innovation stifling and privacy robbing internet legislation down our throats!!! these internet legislation have the potential to directly affect our ability to communicate here. it would spell a very bad day for part 15 us if any of this came to pass.
Our Internet is under assault by Big Government statists, and C4L
has a plan to fight back.
Please take a few moments to read the email below and take
When is the last time you clicked on a website, chatted on
Facebook, bought something off the Internet, or watched an online
If you’re like most Americans, you take the speed, easy access,
and relative privacy and anonymity of the Internet for granted.
But, thanks to the menacing schemes of out-of-control government
bureaucrats, I’m afraid all that could come to a crashing halt.
So won’t you please add your name to the list of signers to
Campaign for Liberty’s INTERNET FREEDOM MANIFESTO?
It’s absolutely critical I reach 100,000 signers by the month’s
So I’m counting on you to add your name, forward this email to at
least five of your friends, and – if possible – make a generous
contribution, as well.
The Internet and its technology have revolutionized communication
and created entire industries and millions of new jobs over the
past 20 years.
The iPhone App alone has created more than half-a-million jobs in
the United States just since 2007!
But while free Americans are using the technological revolution
for good, statists have conjured up more sinister uses.
Just imagine government bureaucrats armed with whatever they want
to know about you right at their fingertips.
What you read. What you watch. What you buy. What you say.
Who you talk to.
Imagine it all being tied into an intricate network combining
your Internet use, your credit card purchases, your tax records,
your health records . . .
Imagine the Internet – and with it, the entire technological
revolution – SHUT DOWN with a ball of higher taxes, government
snooping, and bureaucratic red tape.
And just consider the torrent of massive new regulatory schemes
in Congress, including:
*** The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA),
which would gut privacy laws and allow Internet providers and
websites to hand over personal data to ANY agency in the federal
*** Internet Sales Taxes designed to hike the price of goods
sold over the Internet;
*** The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which would give the
government the power to shut down any website simply because
someone made the “allegation” there was a copyright violation;
*** The Internet “Kill Switch,” which would allow the President
to shut down the entire Internet at a moment’s notice.
Already, the FCC – which is supposed to assign spectrum rights
through transparent, market-based auctions – is using its power
to shackle new competition be REFUSING to perform its job.
Spectrum is the invisible airwaves that mobile devices, broadcast
television, and FM radio use to communicate.
Private ownership of spectrum is forbidden by government.
And since government controls the rights, the FCC gets to pick
the winners and the losers – denying marketplace entry on a whim
and effectively creating the largest corporate welfare program in
That’s not even the half of it.
In just a few months, the United Nations is meeting to come up
with even more recommendations for Internet regulations on a
robert, these are not fights you and I can afford to lose.
But without lightening-fast response by you and me to these
fights going on RIGHT NOW, I’m afraid our government will whittle
away Internet speed, access, privacy down to virtually nothing.
And with it, strike a death blow to our liberty movement.
After all, the Internet has been a critical tool in rallying more
and more Americans to our cause over these past few years.
That’s why I’m counting on you to sign on to Campaign for
Liberty’s INTERNET FREEDOM MANIFESTO immediately.
And if you can, I also hope you’ll agree to chip in a
contribution of $50, $25, or even $10.
By signing on, you’ll allow me to prove to Members of Congress
just how many Americans are opposed to these radical schemes.
But that’s not all.
Once you sign the INTERNET FREEDOM MANIFESTO, I’ll make sure
you’re added to a grassroots army of patriots nationwide who
receive special Internet-related legislative updates.
You see, the statists in Washington, D.C. aren’t pushing just one
massive bill that you and I can mobilize against, defeat, and
then stop worrying about.
You and I are going to have to stay on guard until we send the
message to every Congressman and Senator that if they vote to
regulate, tax, or spy on us via the Internet, THEY’LL LOSE THEIR
As the Manifesto says:
“As a Member of Congress, you are being put on notice.
“Those who would increase seek increased taxes and regulations on
the Internet and seek to further destroy online privacy and
anonymity will pay a severe political price at the polls.”
And with fights raging in Congress, the sooner you and I send
this message, the better.
But as I mentioned, I’m trying to reach 100,000 signatures in the
next 30 days.
And I’m hopeful that will just be the beginning.
There are several fights already going on in Congress. More pop
up seemingly by the week.
So there’s no time to waste.
Won’t you please sign your INTERNET FREEDOM MANIFESTO and forward
this email to at least five of your friends?
Even if you believe they may have received this email, I believe
your urging can make a real difference in getting them to sign
And if you can, please agree to chip in a contribution, as well.
Your financial support will help me contact up to 12 million
Americans, urging them to mobilize against assaults on Internet
The more signers I get, the stronger the message you and I can
So please sign your INTERNET FREEDOM MANIFESTO and forward this
email to at least five of your friends IMMEDIATELY!
And if you can, please agree to chip in a contribution of $50,
$25, or even $10 TODAY!
P.S. Fights are raging in Congress right now to tax and regulate
the Internet, restrict access, and ramp up government spying
efforts. Should they succeed, it could strike a death blow to
the liberty movement.
That’s why I’m counting on you to help me reach 100,000 signers
of Campaign for Liberty’s INTERNET FREEDOM MANIFESTO in the next
Once you sign on, I’ll make sure you’re added to a grassroots
army who receive special Internet-related legislative updates
helping me prove to Congress just how many Americans are opposed
to their radical schemes.
So please sign your Internet FREEDOM MANIFESTO, forward this
email to at least five of your friends, and please agree to chip
in a contribution of $50, $25, or even $10 TODAY!