First Amendment rights don't apply to the internet according to US government

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#1

First Amendment rights don’t apply to the internet according to US government.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/09/X2NHzb.jpg[/newsimage]Is the United States federal government going too far in regards to some of the legal actions that have recently been taken against internet activity, and stifling its citizens First Amendment Rights? 

A growing segment of the population seems to believe so, and is beginning to speak out against the actions in order to bring awareness of the issues and possible long-term implications.

Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/first-amendment-rights-dont-apply-to-the-internet-according-to-us-govt-34101/](http://www.myce.com/news/first-amendment-rights-dont-apply-to-the-internet-according-to-us-govt-34101/)


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#2

Are they completely nuts? This will cause an outrage. Groups like 4chan will go and bite each and every senator.


#3

Welcome to the growing nanny state. Another good reason to vote this November. I don’t see any law restricting First Amendment rights surviving long under court challenge. Especially with the Supreme Court’s current makeup. IMO, the country is in no mood to have further erosion of Constitutional rights. IMO, this dovetails into the Internet kill switch proposals etc. to give government more control of the masses and how they receive information. Many politicians don’t like an informed public and the Internet is the great information equalizer. This type of restriction also pays back the music and movie industry lobbyists so it serves two purposes.

I think a lot of this type of stuff is being floated around in secrecy. Makes me wonder what our current government is thinking of that we DON"T know about. With any luck there will be gridlock and a check on the executive branch after the November 2nd election. Then ideas like these will be DOA.


#4

We sat here and watched the 4th amendment being trashed for the last decade all in the name of protecting freedoms. The 1st will be much easier. As long as people act like puppets and sheep this will continue. The number one rule in Government is that if there is room for abuse there will be someone who will abuse. The political activists are just way to late in trying to reclaim this nation. The party was over years ago.


#5

Wow. The US Government doesn’t have anything better to do than something like this? How about stimulating the economy, creating more jobs and securing our borders.


#6

“Unfortunately, rather than trying to think up suitable solutions to these issues, it seems that politicians are making irrational decisions that are going to erode the freedoms the nation has worked for centuries to uphold.”

They’re not irrational at all. Both Republican wing-nuts and Democratic moon-bats will do anything to gain power so selling-out to the RIAA/MPAA is completely predictable. The only way it wouldn’t happen is if neither party is in control of the various branches of government. The Libertarians would probably be against it but most of them are distracted with their Tea Party populism.


#7

That’s what you get when the government is chalk full of ex-RIAA lawyers.

There are far more serious problems they should be focusing on.

In good news, and somewhat related, it was announced today that the evil and horrendous ACTA is being trashed by the European union ! They will no longer take part in any negotiations. Yay !!


#8

If this act becomes law then I hope hackers get a lot of innocent people internet blocked to show how bad this Act is.


#9

You give the goverment a little room and they will start eroding our freedom and rights as americans little by little until eventually the worst possible reality sets in for americans were we will be a prisoner in our own country. But hasn’t that already started with the patriot act just after the 9/11/01 incident. I mean think about it and you will realize that we don’t need stuff like the patriot act, all we need to do is step up security without treading on americans rights, it is plain and simple that old fashion investigating will solve. Any country is vulnerable to attack no matter what laws or acts are put in place. If say a country like china wanted to attack the usa the patriot act is not going to stop them or deter them at all. I was born in the united states of america, I have never ever been even related to any terrorism whatsoever and the government has the gall to think that they have a right to invade my privacy for no reason at all, and then shove the patriot act in my face to excuse them from treading on my freedoms as an american, that is ridiculous and inexcusable. It seems to me the patriot act is not patriotic at all, it is the exact opposite of what the term “patriot” implies. The definition: patriot- One who loves his country, and zealously supports its authority and interests. Last I checked this country is for the people and all their interests like freedom and american rights. Not the government and all their interests or a military state like it has been. The people are the ones that should be running the government, not the government running the people like it has been. Remember What Jesus Christ said: " A kingdom against itself cannot exist" , this could be applied to the situation that the u.s.a is in right now, were the u.s.a is against itself by some that are treading over what the u.s.a stands for at it’s very cornerstone foundations. The moment a country ceases to be what it stands for, it ceases being that country.


#10

Is not a Nanny State. It is a Consortium between Content providers and Government officials. It is beginning to feel and sound like Germany in the 1930’s. There it was a consequence of War and Recession. Today…not quite the same. For all those who aplaud Apple and Microsoft, AT&T and Verizon they will live to see the day they control all electronic Gizmos around.


#11

I find it pretty sickening to even suggest that the internet and websites wouldn’t be protected by the first amendment’s right to free speech, even for WikiLeaks & similar sites. This is another example of why Americans needs to support the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation).


#12

Time to vote the dumbasses out!


#13

[QUOTE=raceman94;2543523]Time to vote the dumbasses out![/QUOTE]

People will not do this because they are tied to parties and both parties are dumbasses. VOTE NONE OF THE ABOVE NEXT ELECTION.


#14

[QUOTE=samlar;2543538]People will not do this because they are tied to parties and both parties are dumbasses. VOTE NONE OF THE ABOVE NEXT ELECTION.[/QUOTE]

The Tea Party movement is basically the Libertarians taking over the Republican Party. They are scaring the hell out of the the establishment politicians. Especially in the Republican Party. Just look at who Democrats try to demonize and career Republicans won’t endorse and that tells you who should get your vote.


#15

When you get a [B]communist [/B]sympathizing Long Legged Mack Daddy in the White House
running the Country what more can you expect from the Government? :confused:


#16

[QUOTE=samlar;2543538]People will not do this because they are tied to parties and both parties are dumbasses. VOTE NONE OF THE ABOVE NEXT ELECTION.[/QUOTE] Brewster for President?!? :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

[QUOTE=getit29;2543543]When you get a [B]communist [/B]sympathizing Long Legged Mack Daddy in the White House
running the Country what more can you expect from the Government? :confused:[/QUOTE]

No need for name calling The person in the white house is not the problem it is congress when are people going to learn that congress controls our government.


#18

[QUOTE=samlar;2543580]No need for name calling The person in the white house is not the problem it is congress when are people going to learn that congress controls our government.[/QUOTE]

I’m not really name calling per say more of a stating of an opinion on my part
and yes I know congress controls most of the government but the main man in
the White House still has his Veto power and he could over rule some of the
stupid crap congress is coming up with if he wanted too.

Just like in January all of the people on Social Security and disability didn’t get
a raise and Obama and his stimulus promises of each one getting a $250.00
payment boy it sure it ain’t happened yet at least I didn’t get it, just another
one of his hot air promises. :a

I totally agree with Dr. David Manning PhD on how he feels about President Obama
and the others in the United States government. Everyone needs to watch this video. :iagree:


#19

We started a long time ago giving our rights a way ,you can’t smoke yourself to death anymore against the rules. you can’t drive to work along you have to car pool.you can’t walk on the grass and you have to pay for the upkeep to that grass.It started slow but the leaders thing they know best ,they can’t control their kids but they run the countries.they can’t balance a check book but run the banks.We got to beat it into the law makers that they are working for the people and not for themselves.


#21

This would be a great new post what you cannot do now that you could do 100 years ago.