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S773: The Internet Takeover Bill - Sign the petition!

I just got this email from C4L. Scary stuff. Make sure to sign the petition at the bottom:

Dear Patriot:

Please take your time and read this email carefully.

Because if a bill quietly sneaking its way through Congress passes, an email like this could be the last non-government message to ever hit your inbox.

In fact, someday you may even find yourself unable to log in to your email in the first place!

I know what you're thinking: Maybe this is just another Internet hoax.

I wish it was.

But Barack Obama and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) want to make this nightmare a reality. That's why Rockefeller recently introduced S. 773, "The Cybersecurity Act of 2009."

Initial cosponsors include Senators Evan Bayh (D-IN), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

You see, Barack Obama is seeking sweeping new powers to "shut down" all private internet in the event of a "cybersecurity emergency" — a vague term that the President can define at his discretion.

And Rockefeller's bill gives Barack Obama just what he wants.

That's why this expansive new power grab should really be called "The Internet Takeover Bill."

As you know, the Internet has developed into an independent sphere where 1st Amendment Rights can still be (fairly) freely exercised.

It's also become an important outlet for liberty-minded speech, cutting around the Obama-worship and corporate censorship of the mainstream media.

And we've already seen the Obama Administration's reaction to any online speech they deem "fishy."

In July, the Administration called upon Americans to report their friends' and neighbors' emails to help Barack Obama silence the "disinformation" about the Obamacare bills in Congress.

Well now Barack Obama wants to cut out the middle man.

If the Internet Takeover Bill passes, Barack Obama can silence his dissenters directly — by ordering a shutdown of the U.S. Internet.

That's right, under this bill Barack Obama can order all non-government U.S. networks to shutdown from the Internet.

But that's not all.

Even outside of periods of White House-declared "emergency," this bill mandates that private-sector networks only be managed by government-licensed "cybersecurity professionals."

If you think dealing with your office IT department is bad now, just wait until they're federally-licensed bureaucrats.

And God forbid you like to visit websites that spread "fishy disinformation" like free-market healthcare solutions; passing socialized medicine could soon become enough of an "emergency" for Barack Obama to shut them down.

You know, for the public good.

Well I know I like writing to you, and I hope you like hearing from me.

Or if not me, at least you probably like staying in touch with your family and friends, and having access to uncensored news and current events.

And that's why I hope you'll help Campaign for Liberty stop the Internet Takeover Bill by signing our Internet User's Mandate to Congress.

Today, legislation like this — built on the same statist principles as the infamous Patriot Act — must sneak through Congress quietly.

They know Americans are no longer willing to swallow this swill "for our own good."

And it's especially critical that Campaign for Liberty and other fellow R3volutionaries fight this power grab.

Can you imagine how easily those in power could fabricate an "emergency" on a big money bomb day for a strong liberty candidate threatening the establishment?

Or how about message boards vital to planning and freedom rallies and protests of socialized medicine?

With "right-wing extremists" freely and visibly exercising their 2nd Amendment rights at such events, no doubt the White House could declare "emergency" and shut down all online planning.

I don't want to see good politicians lose potential millions or demonstrations of liberty extinguished. I hope you don't either.

That's why I hope you'll sign your Internet User's Mandate and make a donation right now to Campaign for Liberty to make sure that never happens.

We're going to fight this bill hard, because it's clear that the Internet is the next frontier for liberty politics, and Campaign for Liberty is right on the forefront.

So please click here to sign your Internet User's Mandate to Congress in opposition to Barack Obama's Internet Takeover and Shutdown Bill.

And in addition to signing your mandate, please make a generous contribution of $250, $100 or $50 so we can fight this Internet takeover.

We need to fight to make sure Barack Obama doesn't disconnect your computer, shut down your favorite websites, or block all your emails.

And frankly with Audit the Fed, Cap and Tax and socialized healthcare debates, Campaign for Liberty is stretched pretty thin.

And unlike the government we don't print, borrow or take money by force (taxes). Our only revenue comes from voluntary contributions from liberty activists like you.

We need you to stay educated and active.

We've put too much time into building our pro-liberty online networks, websites and email lists. We simply cannot afford to give Barack Obama the power to dismantle all that at the drop of a hat.

So please, click here to sign your Internet User's Mandate and if you can make a contribution of $250, $100 or $50 or whatever you want to Campaign for Liberty to stop this power grab...

...to defend our rights...

...and most importantly, to protect this movement.

I trust you'll join this fight to protect all the progress we've made.

In Liberty,

John Tate
President

P.S. The Internet Takeover Bill (S. 773) is threatening to "unplug" private networks from the Internet on the order of the President and dismantle the online army we've worked so hard to build.

Please sign the petition:

http://www.chooseliberty.org/internettakeover.aspx?pid=01

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This Internet takeover Bill

This Internet takeover Bill is really nonsensical. The Internet was created by the DOD, originally named Arpanet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), in order so that we would have a communications infrastructure that would not be disrupted, not even during nuclear war. And now we have the White House wanting the power to disrupt that very communication?

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Big Issue no doubt

It doesn't get any more basic than free speech. Can you believe we've arrived at a point in history where we're concerned about our right to speak? Good Grief!- the internet must be protected at all costs.

But John Tate needs to step-down from his position. He sounds just like any other Republican shill fund-raiser. C4L is employing the same old stupid scare-mongering "weapons of mass-destruction", "gotta fight the Nancy Pelosi democrats" kinda tactics of the neocon Republicans. He sounds like a cheap TV evangelist with a bad comb-over.

The subjects we're discussing are just too damn important. He's a poor representative of the liberty movement and I wish he'd move on. This isn't frivolous "politics as usual" crap. We're talking about hard principles and he ain't the man for the job. Ron- are you listening?

I agree

I was a little taken back by the email I received. When I looked into the bill, I believed it needed to be fought so I definitely did and sent it on. However, I thought his tactics were definitely strange and seemed to be pushing for financial support more than fighting the bill.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

...What ever happened to SIMPLY...

..."Donate whatever you can"(.)...
...Until they can just ask me to SIMPLY "Donate whatever you can", I won't send them a penny...
...and I have said so to them over the phone and by email...
...If they are really supporting Liberty, they can at least do so by asking for donations in a respectful, all inclusive way...
...SIMPLY by asking "Donate whatever you can afford"...
...As soon as they mention donation amounts, they are making it a donation class thing and I find it insulting...

RON2012PAUL...The r3VOLution continues...
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I hope Rockafeller and Obama catch some personel hell

about the bill, I'm talking about some in your face anger!

Internet2 cometh

"There can be only one permanent revolution - a moral one: The regeneration of the inner man."
—Tolstoy

"The body is but a vessel for the soul,
A puppet which bends to the soul's tyranny.
And lo, the body is not eternal,
For it must feed on the flesh of others,
Lest it return to the dust whence it came.
Therefore the soul deceives and despises."

Done

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Bump this

and send it to all your friends. It would help to send the link to the govtrack site telling about it, to help them realize it is legit.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Bumping

This is important stuff. It should be kept on the front page.

Healthnut4freedom

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Done~ "Oh, foolish man, what

Done~

"Oh, foolish man, what can you not be made to believe?" - Adam Weishaupt

www.cuttingthroughthematrix.com

"One man with courage is a majority." ~ Andrew Jackson

Done!

...bump...

...and since big corporations have so much clout in Washington, I also think it would be beneficial to complain to our internet service providers. I am NOT going to pay a monthly fee for web service if I CANNOT continue to go to all the sites I currently visit and interact with each of these sites exactly like I am currently doing...
Internet service providers need to know that they will lose many customers if this crap bill passes. There are also other big companies that make money via the Internet...
...or perhaps ISP's, etc. will be complaining without our prodding?

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