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UPDATE to Urgent and frightening

UPDATE:  These links are very informative in explaining the bills, discussing today’s blackout further, and updating on lawmakers flipping their position on it:

  • Just this past week, a judge ruled that a 23-year-old British college student can be extradited to the US for a 10-year prison sentence, all for linking to other servers that illicitly host copyrighted content;
  •  Late last year, US officials shut down 150 domains without hearings or trials on grounds that they were suspected of selling goods that violate trademark law. It was done on “Cyber Monday” for a reason: It was an announcement to the digital world that government is in charge;
  • In the spring of last year, the FBI arbitrarily shut down every online poker domain they could find and seized the bank accounts of some of the largest and smartest people who play online poker — and all of this happened before the recent announcement that online poker is being re-legalized;
  • Earlier in the year, the Department of Homeland Security seized 84,000 domains and put up an announcement that each was trafficking in child porn. Problem: It was all a mistake. Not one was actually guilty. To date, there has been no explanation of how this could have happened;
  • In 2010, the feds seized some 73,000 domains for the crime of linking to content that was said to be distributed illegally in violation of copyright.
Read more: Blackout Wednesday: The Time Has Come




It’s becoming increasingly difficult to discern which major crisis facing our STATE, country, if not the world, is of most significance and importance, but perhaps we can all agree that a bill allowing government censorship of the internet might be the uniting issue – – – if everyone knew about it.  On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, and the question everyone should ask is where will it start or stop.  Please pass this on so that even our internet addicted kids might rally to stop further government encroachment into our lives.  Read more here:

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Oath Keepers Joins the Fight Against SOPA – Blackout of Jan. 18    

On January 18th, 2012, from 8am to 8pm Eastern, the Oath Keepers website will go dark to protest the looming SOPA (House) and PIPA (Senate) Bills.  We are joining with many other websites across the internet who are also going dark in protest.

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed.  We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity.

Our First Amendment protected right of free speech is now directly under assault by a berserk U.S. Congress and White House. Our voluntary black-out is being done in conjunction with countless other websites to help the public understand the serious dangers in SOPA and related bills awaiting passage in Congress right now.

SOPA and PIPA are to the First Amendment what the NDAA military detention and trial provisions are to the Fourth, Fifth, And Sixth Amendments – allowing for the “black bagging” and “disappearing” of websites on a mere accusation alone.   If such laws are enacted, the following may as well be posted by the government when they shut sites down:
Your attempting to access and associate with this site has been noted, your IP address has been recorded, and you too are now being evaluated as a possible candidate for unlawful belligerent designation.  Have a nice day.”
That is the kind of Orwellian world the internet will have become, under SOPA/PIPA or other such nonsense.
The First Amendment is first for a reason.
Without it, peaceful redress, correction, and removal of oath breaking officials becomes impossible, leaving you with only the Second Amendment to secure your rights.   The internet is our most powerful weapon of free speech, which is exactly why the powers that be want to shut it down.   With a free internet, they no longer have a monopoly on the exchange of ideas and the spreading of information, and that scares the hell out of them.  So, we can expect them to do all they can to find a way to shut the internet down or to tightly control it.
Thus, the same “bi-partisan” pack of traitors and useful idiots who passed the NDAA now want to kill the internet.   We must defend it with as much dedication as we would defend our right to bear arms.
Over the weekend, the Obama administration issued a statement on the blacklist bills, saying it would oppose PIPA and SOPA as written, and said that it “will not support” any bill “that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet” (whatever that means – surely the people pushing this will not admit it does those things).   But remember, Obama said he would veto the NDAA, and then turned around and signed it.   By dong so, he joined in on the treason of Congress.  Obviously, if he cannot be trusted to keep his oath when it comes to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments (or the Article Three, Section 3 Treason Clause), he should not be trusted to protect the First Amendment either.  Do not rely on such promises from Obama or from any of your congress-critters.  And even if they “table” these bills for now, you can bet they will try to cram them through under some other name, or buried within some other bill (like the NDAA).  Keep the heat on them all and get the word out.
This will be an ongoing fight, until all of these oath breakers are removed from office.  Read more about this issue at EFF.ORG
And spread the word!  We must defend all of the Bill of Rights, for all Americans.  Period.
Stewart Rhodes
Founder of Oath Keepers
PS – our members forum will still be online during this blackout, and you can discuss SOPA/PIPA there.

One comment on “UPDATE to Urgent and frightening

  1. Pingback: My SOPA Rant « Hey, Call Me a TREASURE HUNTER

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