If SOPA/PIPA legislation, in its current form, passes through Congress, it will threaten to take away the voices of so many, and our ability to disseminate information. Not only the big names, like Wikipedia and Reddit, but that of so many of us little guys and gals. Don’t think they’d go after the average person? Reminds me of this quote from WWII…
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out —
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
Not trying to be dramatic, but in all seriousness the time to act is now while we still can. Hope you will consider contacting your representatives to encourage them to vote NO on SOPA/PIPA legislation. Learn more on Wikipedia.
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