Marco Rubio, the incredible Senator from Florida has been a huge supporter of the Tea Party, freedom and liberty. He just did something else that is really great.
What is it?
He has announced he is no longer supporting the Protect-IP bill in the Senate.
To say that this is a huge victory is an understatement.
Here is what Senator Rubio just had to say!
In recent weeks, we’ve heard from many Floridians about the anti-Internet piracy bills making their way through Congress. On the Senate side, I have been a co-sponsor of the PROTECT IP Act because I believe it’s important to protect American ingenuity, ideas and jobs from being stolen through Internet piracy, much of it occurring overseas through rogue websites in China. As a senator from Florida, a state with a large presence of artists, creators and businesses connected to the creation of intellectual property, I have a strong interest in stopping online piracy that costs Florida jobs. However, we must do this while simultaneously promoting an open, dynamic Internet environment that is ripe for innovation and promotes new technologies. Earlier this year, this bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously and without controversy. Since then, we've heard legitimate concerns about the impact the bill could have on access to the Internet and about a potentially unreasonable expansion of the federal government's power to impact the Internet. Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences. Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act. Furthermore, I encourage Senator Reid to abandon his plan to rush the bill to the floor. Instead, we should take more time to address the concerns raised by all sides, and come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet.
There are a lot of reasons to like Marco Rubio. Not the least of which is that he gets it when it comes to freedom and liberty.
If you have the chance, call Senator Rubio’s office and thank him for what he has done. His number is 202-224-3041.
Encourage your Senators and Congressman to oppose this terrible bill that threatens the freedom of the Internet and our rights to free speech.
I'm one of the multitudes who wrote him in opposition to that bill. I write to his office fairly often. Don't even waste mt time on Bill Nelson anymore. He can hit the pavement like Ovomit next year.
He's not responding to pressure. He's seeing the truth about what this bill will do. This is another example as to why the Founders set up our system of government to run at a snail's pace; so that the people can see what is going on in the government and so that the legislators have time to digest the effects of what they might put into law, before they do so.
So stop blasting the guy, Vern
Blasting the guy? Nah, he flip/flopped!
And, I'm glad he did. His previous stand was indefensible.
Bashing is merely opinion....I provided proof of Rubio's flip/flop!
So stop blasting me, Ray A. Gilmore!
So, Rubio was for it, before he was against it.
Any way you cut it, he has now withdrawn his co-sponsorship. If you prefer for it, before he was against it, so be it.
Personally, I think the term "flip/flop" is the kinder of the two terms!
He should have understood the unconstitutionality, without any input from constituents!
The First Amendment prohibits governmental intervention in free speech!
"Congress shall make no law .. or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or .."
"This is how democracy is supposed to work". Sheesh. This is not a democracy, this is a Constitutional Republic. Read and learn, Joseph!
This legislation was unconstitutional on it's face. TeaParty Nation, for example, could be held responsible if You posted something copyrighted!
It could be shut down if someone suggested that something was copyrighted!
Get real, Joseph!
You are absolutely correct Vern, Rubio is too pretty, too perfect, too something.
Jealous much? ; )
Call Marsha Blackburn at 202-225-2811 ..... she received $85,000 from the TV/Music/Movie industry in 2010.
Erick Erickson of Red State is ready to campaign against him & Marsha Blackburn for supporting this piece of garbage.
Not to worry, Judy. I just received a letter from Erick. He learned of Marco's change of mine and wrote a letter of thanks to him. He's on board for Rubio.
For a young politician, Rubio is fine. However, Judson, I have learned that he is not a natural born citizen and does not qualify for VP or Prez. There is a reason Rubio is upgrading his profile. However, if he is on the presidential ticket, I will not vote for that ticket.
Obama is not natural born, either. If the GOP accepts a person with the same status, it will give Obama an easy out!
Let us honor the Constitution!