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So the US Congress is out to censor the internet..again

By Jaqui ·
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=ind_focus.story&STORY=/www/story/01-16-2007/0004507242&EDATE=TUE+Jan+16+2007,+06:34+PM

go figure, they are showing more and more signs of being a fascist state every day.

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This is only one result of a bigger problem

by Joe_R In reply to So the US Congress is out ...

You're right, Jaqui, this is something that should send chills down the spine of every American. But it's only one small consequence (another one of those dreaded unintended consequences) of a much larger underlying problem.

It's been said that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have. (The person who originally said that, by the way, lost that particular election.) And now we see an example of some people in government who want to take away the one thing that lies at the foundation of our Republic -- free speech. Actually, this is only one more attempt; there have been many; some have even been successful.

For the past four decades, the growth of government influence and control over every-day American citizens has grown at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, when people make government more responsible for every-day problems, they relinquish their rights to affect the outcome. If a person gives up responsibility, then the right to determine a solution is also relinquished.

Rights and responsibilities go hand-in-hand. You can't have one without accepting the other. Americans have been giving up both. And when they realize what they've really lost, it just might be too late.

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Concise and well said

by DadsPad In reply to This is only one result o ...
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I woudn't worry about it too much.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to So the US Congress is out ...

The definition of "paid efforts" as "communications to 500 or more" will have the Supremes in stitches.

I notice this article doesn't say how "stimulate grassroots lobbying" is defined. It also doesn't mention an exemption for congressmen. Since most congressmen send mail that could be interpreted as inciting grassroots action to over 500 constituents, this would require them to register also. That ain't gonna happen; that realization is probably why Vitter has reversed course.

As an aside, every time you post something about the U.S. government, my initial reaction is, "Why does that Canadian care?" I have to remind myself you have family on this side of the border.

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As I posted on

by Jaqui In reply to I woudn't worry about it ...

one blog, if this passes, I'll start a blog for Americans to send me their comments and I'll publish them, since as a Canadian the US law wouldn't apply ]:)

might get my site banned from being seen by Americans though

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Will that count?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to As I posted on

Aren't you encouraging grassroots activism by encouraging others to work around U.S. law?

Never mind, I doubt there are 500 people who read your blog or TR

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So,

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to So the US Congress is out ...

How's the IT job market in Canada?

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it's

by Jaqui In reply to So,

poor, they are outsourcing to that 3rd world nation just south of us

Actually, most large business operations in Canada are just the Canadian division of US operations.

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Good thing I live NORTH of Canada.

by RFink In reply to it's

It's cold here this time of year. :)

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3rd world nation

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to it's

That explains the state of the roads along the Delaware.

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What, you don't like "quaint and picturesque?"

by deepsand In reply to 3rd world nation

BTW, it's not just those along the Delaware River that share those traits.

Personally, I find such drives eminently preferable to and so much more relaxing than those such as I-95 have to offer.

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