"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Fight for Internet Freedom

Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Ron Paul
The Pauls have joined together to protect your Internet Freedom while almost every politician from both parties lines up to control the Internet for your "protection".

Protect the Bill of Rights  -  The Pauls are now campaigning for Internet freedom of speech and the press.
  • Watch as every politician from both parties runs for the hills rather than stand up for the Constitution.

Ron and Rand Paul are moving into the cause of Internet Freedom.  There is nothing more important than freedom of speech and the press.  But as usual the political establishments of the world will do everything possible to crush a free Internet. 

The Pauls have their work cut out for them.

Kentucky senator Rand and his father Ron Paul will throw their weight behind a new online manifesto released by the Paul-founded Campaign for Liberty. The new push will in some ways displace what has been their movement's long-running top priority, shutting down the Federal Reserve Bank.

The move is an attempt to stake a libertarian claim to a central public issue of the next decade, and to move from the esoteric terrain of high finance to the everyday world of cable modems and Facebook.

Events prove that neither party has any real interest in freedom or the Bill of Rights.  For example, only Senator Jim DeMint joined Senator Rand Paul to sponsor a bill to require a search warrant when government drones spy on you.   See our article:  THE FEDERALIST - "Senate ignores Rand Paul's bill requiring search warrants."

Video  -  The Perfect Storm of Internet Censorship

The governments of Britain, Israel, the US, Japan, India and China have reported alleged cyber attacks by foreign militaries, hackers, and malicious software like Duqu, a virus similar to the Stuxnet cyber weapon constructed by Israel and the US for use against Iran's nuclear program. Although the nature and origin of the attacks or even whether they took place at all cannot be independently confirmed, the supposed threats are being used to propose punishing new legislation aimed at stifling internet freedoms and are igniting new rivalries in what many see as the battlefield of the 21st century: cyberspace.

The Paul manifesto is titled "The Technology Revolution" and lays out an argument for keeping the government entirely out of regulating anything online, and for leaving the private sector to shape the new online space.

"The revolution is occurring around the world," it reads. "It is occurring in the private sector, not the public sector. It is occurring despite wrongheaded attempts by governments to micromanage markets through disastrous industrial policy. And it is driven by the Internet, the single greatest catalyst in history for individual liberty and free markets."

The manifesto quotes Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises and attacks not just the federal government, but also progressive groups that have called for similar measures to keep the Internet largely unregulated: "Today, the road to tyranny is being paved by a collectivist-Industrial complex -- a dangerous brew of wealthy, international NGO's, progressive do-gooders, corporate cronies and sympathetic political elites."     (Buzzfeed.com)

"Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up." 
- - - - V for Vendetta

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