Congressman Tom McClintock on SOPA/PIPA: Freedom and the Internet, VictoriousSubmitted by Nate Nelson on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 13:49
Yesterday, Congressman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives celebrating last week's successful protests against the SOPA/PIPA internet censorship legislation. Here's an excerpt from that floor speech:
Long ago, Jefferson warned, "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground." The exceptions to that rule have been few and far between recently, and ought to be celebrated when they occur.
One did this past week with the announcement that supporters of the so-called "Stop On-Line Privacy (sic) Act" and the "Protect Intellectual Property Act" have indefinitely postponed their measures after an unprecedented protest across the Internet.