Campaign for liberty has a petition to support an open and free internet away from government intrusion. Please sign it below.
Here are the principles of the petition:
We, the Undersigned, DEMAND Congress Cease and Desist from Further Regulating, Taxing, or Eroding Online Privacy for the Following Reasons . . .
*** The internet is the single greatest catalyst in history for individual liberty and free markets;
*** Internet collectivism is now the greatest threat to the future of internet freedom;
*** True technology revolutionaries have little need for government meddling and never have. Microsoft ignored the government for years and changed the world by leading the PC revolution;
*** Today, companies like Apple are changing the world again with products like the iPhone, iPad, iTunes, and iPod. Apple “Apps” alone have created more than half-a-million jobs over the past five years;
*** Technology revolutionaries succeed because of the decentralized nature of the internet, which DEFIES GOVERNMENT CONTROL. But statists are ramping up efforts to control the internet in several ways, including;
>>> Increasing taxes on the internet to slow down the technological revolution’s massive expansion of job creation;
>>> Destroying privacy rights of individuals with government snooping and efforts to abolish anonymity;
>>> Penalizing and intimidating companies in frontier industries that didn’t even exist five years ago with antitrust actions in the name of “fairness” and “competition;”
>>> Forcing telecom, cable, and broadband companies under collective rule via so-called “open-access” regulation, structural separation, and public ownership (i.e. GOVERNMENT ownership);
>>> Forcing internet infrastructure and wireless spectrum to be treated as “commons” subject to centralized government control;
>>> Virtually eradicating property rights on the internet.
ALL THESE INITIATIVES WILL LEAD TO THE ULTIMATE DESTRUCTION OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION.
A FREE AND FAST INTERNET THAT RESPECTS ONLINE PRIVACY WILL DIE ALONG WITH IT.
As a Member of Congress, you are being put on notice.
Those who would increase seek increased taxes and regulations on the internet and seek to further destroy online privacy and anonymity will pay a severe political price at the polls.