The Historical Bill of What Was Once Your Rights.

I’m surprised that the Federal Government even retains this document anymore. I feel like they should send it to the Smithsonian where all the other outdated-yet-once-relevant pieces of American history are housed. 

- Sha

The Bill of Rights has no exemptions for “really bad people” or terrorists or even non-citizens. It is a key check on government power against any person. That is not a weakness in our legal system; it is the very strength of our legal system. The NDAA attempts to justify abridging the bill of rights on the theory that rights are suspended in a time of war, and the entire Unites States is a battlefield in the War on Terror. This is a very dangerous development indeed. — Ron Paul

(via darrellfalconburg)

The Bill of Rights has no exemptions for “really bad people” or terrorists or even non-citizens. It is a key check on government power against any person. That is not a weakness in our legal system; it is the very strength of our legal system. The NDAA attempts to justify abridging the bill of rights on the theory that rights are suspended in a time of war, and the entire Unites States is a battlefield in the War on Terror. This is a very dangerous development indeed. — Ron Paul (via ronpaulrevolution)

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Understanding PIPA / SOPA & Why You Should Be Concerned

I went on a Twitter rant today, breaking down what these two bills mean, not just for the average citizen, but for independent bloggers and writers. It’s via Twitter, so you’ll have to read it from the bottom up. 

So where do we stand today and what can we do about it? via VentureBeat.com:

The House has pushed back all markup (debate, amendments, rewrites) for SOPA until February. We don’t have an official date for when a vote will take place on SOPA beyond that. PIPA, on the other hand, will be sent to the Senate floor for a vote on Jan. 24.

The best way to make an impact regarding the future of SOPA and PIPA is to contact your local congressperson, as VentureBeat’s Jolie O’Dell previously outlined. Taking our own advice, we also decided to call Congress in this week’s VB Weekly webcast.

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