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Recently, issues with censorship of the Internet came to the White House. The bill proposed that websites, such as Blogger, Craigslist, Facebook and many more were to be censored.
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods. (americancensorship.org)
“On Wednesday Jan. 18 thousands of sites went dark to protest SOPA and PIPA, two US bills racing through Congress that threaten prosperity, online security, and freedom of expression,” said the editors of americancensorship.org.
When I heard of the bill, I was flabbergasted and pissed. The government is attempting Communism again.
Controlling our freedom of speech, our freedom of press online. It is wrong for the government to take that away from us, it is unconstitutional.
The government is making a mockery out of our own Constitution.
I have my own blog; a website where I discuss things going on in the world and how it affects the life of Americans. I also discuss my personal experiences, on my blog, for others to hear.
Now the government is trying to stop that.
However, my question to all of you is, “Is America really free?” With the talk of censorship, ObamaCare, and many other proposals that seem communistic, are we really able to do what we want anymore?
How far is this all going to go? The answer is simple.
It will go as far as we let it.
“What is the point of furthering technology if we cannot even use it as it was intended,” said Sierra Hanken, professional musician and artist.
Jonathan Hartley and Hanken play in a band known as Joy and Revolution and because of the bill their whole career may be in distress.
They upload their new music on Blogspot and Bandcamp. If the bill is passed their music will be harder to sell and get around to the public.
Another part of the bill is attempting to stop communication with the rest of the earth.
They want to terminate communication through the Internet with places such as China, France, and Germany.
Many of the hits on a blogger, tumblr, facebook come from other countries. How will we change the world, if we cannot get in touch with them?
To get more information about the bill visit, http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa
We as Americans need to step up and fight for whatever we believe in no matter the circumstances because our voice together can make a difference. It starts with one, it could be you.