Obama’s Internet “kill switch”
Dear ATP supporter,
In just days, Washington insiders could give Barack Obama the power to shut down your Internet web sites and stop me from speaking with you.
“SOPA, or the Stop Online Piracy Act, is the House’s attempt to severely censor the internet ostensibly in order to clamp down on piracy. The companion bill in the Senate is the Protect IP Act. The two bills create an armada of new regulations that help big corporations and hurt regular people, start-ups, and clamp down on innovation,” writes E.D. Kain in Forbes.
Among those powers is unchecked Executive Branch authority to shut down websites simply suspected of having copyrighted content…
…even if it’s just liberal tricksters posting it in an unauthorized fashion to trigger a shutdown and silence a group like American Tradition Partnership.
The Chinese government has the same authority, and there is it routinely used to attack groups who question the government.
Republican online consultant Patrick Ruffini writes “The problem with the bill, and its Senate companion, the PROTECT IP Act, is not in its goals: no one disagrees artists should be paid for their work. It’s that it uses illegitimate means — censoring and blocking websites like they do in repressive regimes from China to Iran — to pursue these objectives. Furthermore, each subsequent version of the bill took even more draconian steps to regulate the Internet, effectively leaving any site with a user-contributed content no choice but to pre-screen every posting to comply with the law. Try that with 50 million tweets a day.
With an election fast approaching, Barack Obama would love nothing more than to sic his federal agents on me and stop you and I from exposing his radical agenda.
One of the reasons his poll numbers are plummeting is because you and I have worked so hard to expose the fraud and Chicago-style payoffs behind his job-killing, palm-greasing, corrupt “green” agenda.
Barack Obama wants to shut me down. And these Washington insider tricks are his plan.
And all he would need is one of his ACORN-trained campaign volunteers with a computer mouse in one hand to send me a copy of a pirated music video, and with a mobile phone in the other — to dial the FBI.
There is no presumption of innocence. One phone call to Obama’s Executive branch and American Tradition Partnership would be attacked by federal agents and silenced.
Senator Rand Paul is working hard to stop the Republican/Democrat Washington insiders trying to ram these Orwellian regulations down Americans’ throats.
The good news is the still-free Internet is actually our best bet to shut down their censorship.
In order to expose their plans to the 250 million freedom-loving Internet users I need you to do two things:
1) Go here and chip in $10 or more to help me wage the lobbying campaign we need to kill these dirty trick bills.
2) Call your congressman and senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.
Washington insiders are pushing these bill because they hand Barack Obama the unchecked, unquestioned authority to shut down any website simply because he suspects someone posted copyrighted materials on it.
American Tradition Partnership, with your help, has led the charge to expose his corruption and job-killing liberal policies, helping to tank his poll numbers.
Now, with an election less than a year away, Barack Obama wants to take me out.
Don’t let him win.
Go here to chip in $10 or more.
And PLEASE call your congressman and senators at 202-224-3121 and tell them to vote NO on the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.
American Tradition Partnership
P.S. In just days, Washington insiders could give Barack Obama the power to shut down your Internet web sites and stop me from speaking with you, and vice versa.
The Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act give Obama the unchecked authority to shut down websites simply suspected of having copyrighted content – even if it’s just liberal tricksters posting it in an unauthorized fashion to trigger a shutdown and silence a group like American Tradition Partnership.
With your help, ATP has sent Obama’s poll numbers plummeting. Now he wants to take us out. Don’t let him win.
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