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American Censorship Day!

Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. [Learn more here.] Do you support this bill?

Answers (356)

  •  No, I don't.
  • The answer is obvious: NO. The worry is that the government may just ignore what the people have to say and implement it anyway. But that is not what I ultimately fear. What I fear is that if this bill is implemented, is that a large majority of people will be far too placid and simply shrug it off and try to (once again) 'adjust to the system', since they hate standing out due to lack of courage. If this bill passes, my hope is that there will be a global revolt in retaliation to the passing of this bill. This bill is easily exploited, and you are a fool if you believe that the government will not exploit this bill to their benefit. Twice the fool if you think that people who have government positions do not exploit its laws to their own benefit. Once more, no. And forevermore, no. This bill should not get passed.

  • Each side sounds right until you hear the other side. Has anyone actually read the bill?

    According to Wikipedia, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” was introduced to control online piracy of intellectual property.

    I can find no evidence that our freedom of speech is in jeopardy by this bill, although it may limit our right to steal.

    But, come to think of it, theft has never been a right.

    It’s a wrong.

  • NO!!! The internet is the one place I have to really be myself, and express myself. I don't like having to censor myself, unless it's in a work setting. IN my personal life, I hate being censored.
  • No. Censorship means letting others decide what you should hear. anyone who throws away freedom to information is a fool, and soon will be a deluded fool. But what of hatemongering? What of pornography? We are only safe from the dangers of censorship if we do not censor. Who decides what is hatemongering? What is obscene? attractive as it might be to attempt to protect ourselves from such 'immoralities', the truth is that we CAN NOT AFFORD to grant ANY human agency that power because none can be trusted not to use it to further their own agenda, whatever it may be. I don't like Nazis. I don't like paedophiles. it remains MY responsibility to accept or reject their utterances, and NO ONE else's
  • this is horrible!
  • We need Shortwave or Satellite TV/Radio so that Big Brother cannot tell what we are listening to or make up the news next door by blocking or intercepting the Internet. If the Entertainment industry continues to charge (Digital Locks) for TV and Music on Satellite TV/Radio, then lets have FREE entertainment (same DOMESTIC popular TV and Music) with Digital Locks removed (picked abroad by Foreign Governments) containing just a little bit of blindingly accurate news and causes people to "Question More"... p.s. A Satellite Radio antenna does not have to be treasonously "pointed"...
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