I’m not going to get into a political rant because I don’t like sounding uneducated. Politics makes me sound like a moron.
I am going to say that, as a blogger who uses the Internet to speak her mind and as an American who was born with the 1st Amendment as a human right, I’m VERY, STRONGLY, VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED to the anti-piracy bills that our leaders are considering putting into law.
In my strong opinion, it seems that if SOPA and PIPA go into effect, it sets precedence for the government to be able to take away whichever rights we have. Which means eventually, we will have no rights.
Imagine being arrested for no apparent reason, just because of something you said, did, wore, believed in…that up until 2012 was legal.
Our freedom is in danger of being taken away. The masses are being punished for the crooked few, who probably aren’t even living in the U.S.
It is our obligation as citizen of this GREAT COUNTRY to make sure that SOPA and PIPA DO NOT HAPPEN.
In protest, on January 18th, I will be participating in the blackout that will be widespread throughout the internet. Rock and Drool, despite the fact that only 3 people read me, will be offline.
Below, I have listed links to various anti-SOPA and PIPA resources.
Please, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, google SOPA and PIPA and educated yourself. These bills, if passed into laws, WILL CHANGE AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT.
Various articles linked on Craigslist, another site that is opposed to SOPA and PIPA.
Place a banner on your FB and Twitter avatars in protest.
If you blog and are self hosted, here are instructions on how to black out your site.
Add your website and join the blackout in protest of SOPA and PIPA here.
To get in touch with your local Representatives here.
We can’t sit around idle, hoping these go away. Tebow, Kardashian, Beyonce…WHO THE HECK CARES about them? Let’s focus on what really matters…our rights as Americans.
America, let’s stand together and use our voices.
While we still have the right to.
Tara R. says
The whole thing is confusing to me. On one hand protecting digital content from piracy is a good thing, but one the other, the potential for abuse is huge. It’s like Eminent Domain should be used for good, instead it’s being used by private business to land-grab with government support.
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I saw you tweeting about this last night — and I’m just as up in arms about this as what you are! This is HORRIBLE. I think I’m going to do some research and write a post for Tuesday. And if I can figure out how to Blackout my site – I’m totally doing it!
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This is eminent domain for the internet and free speech. I hate to sound like a tinfoil hat wearing Art Bell listening whack job, but if America does fall this is a touchstone moment.
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Word sister. The one thing I don’t get is how I go to many news sites daily and this has NOT been on the front page once that I’ve seen. Why is mainstream media NOT involved? Many of them use social media prominently. I just don’t get it.
This is the beginning of the end of every right we hold near and dear. If they manage to push this through then they will systematically one by one remove each and every one of them. And the reason your not seeing this in the media is because the media is owned by the people that are bank rolling these bills and want them to go through the most. Even if they wanted to my guess is they aren’t allowed to. I was never one to buy into conspiracy theories but I’ll be damned if the crazies aren’t starting to sound pretty damned believable these days.