Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Free Internet?

Unless you've intentionally buried your head in the sand it's highly likely by now that you've heard of S.O.P.A.  This is a bill being considered by congress under the guise of protecting copyright material but in effect allowing the Internet at large be censored.

I realize that I am a very small fish in a very large pond.  But the content I produce and share the most is my Faith in Christ.  That topic is hotly debated already and becoming less and less politically correct as time moves forward.  Throw in a bill that essentially allows the government and/or corporations to censor sites without regulation and you have a recipe for violation of First Amendment Rights.

It seems our government's strategy since September 11, 2001 has been one of security through violation of rights.  The Patriot Act is one of the most unconstitutional bills ever passed but we let it happen.  We decided sacrificing some privacy is/was worth the violation of it.  The slope seems to be getting all the steeper and more slippery.

Your thoughts?

Currently this article can be viewed in the form you just read it in.  If this legislation is passed and small fish like me do become a target, click HERE to see what this article may look like in the future.


Steven said...

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin --

Sums it up pretty well