After yesterday’s protests throughout the Internet about the Stop Online Piracy ACT (SOPA) and it’s Senate version PROTECT-IP Act (PIPA), supporters are dropping off of those bills faster than the Captain of the Costa Concordia managed to abandon ship. There are signs support for those bills are sinking faster than that Italian oceanliner.
What has happened now?
Well two more Republicans have abandoned the bill. As we told you yesterday, Senator Marco Rubio went from being a Co-Sponsor of the bill to being an opponent. Last night Senator John Cornyn announced he was opposing this bill. Even Orrin Hatch has the good sense to stay away from this bill.
The supporters of the bill on the Republican side are your typical RINOS. They include Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both from Tennessee. John McCain is a supporter as well. Is there any unconstitutional bill he will not sign on to?
Conspicuously absent from the list of those who support or oppose the bill are the king and queen of the RINOs. Richard Lugar and Olympia Snowe are sitting around with their fingers in the air, trying to decide which way the wind is blowing.
Fortunately both are up for reelection this year and fortunately both have opponents who have core beliefs, are conservatives and do not have to figure out which way the wind is blowing before deciding important issues.
In Indiana, Richard Mourdock is running against Lugar. We have told you about him before on Tea Party Nation. "I understand the need American businesses have to protect their intellectual property rights, but I do not support the current legislation, known as SOPA. SOPA appears to be an overreaching attempt by the federal government to regulate the Internet and raises concerns regarding free speech and the possibility of additional future regulation," stated Mourdock who is Indiana’s Treasurer. Mourdouck’s website is here.
In Maine, Scott D’amboise is taking on Olympia Snowe in the Republican primary. Snowe has the media establishment in her pocket so she is not getting any negative reaction from her non-decision on Protect IP. Scott does not have to think. He knows how to decide such a crucial issue. He says, “This is just government introducing another regulation in a effort to enforce censorship. It completely violates the first amendment! If I were in the Senate today, I would vote NO for this Unconstitutional bill.”
Scott is one of those conservatives you need to know about. His website is here.
Scott is the Tea Party candidate running in Maine and it is obvious we need to see Olympia Snowe go into retirement.
One of the best ways we can help protect ourselves against really bad laws is to elect really good people to the Senate and Congress. Lugar and Snowe are the king and queen of the RINOs. Their terrible voting records speak for themselves.
While we really don’t need another reason to oppose them, the fact they cannot even make up their minds on such a terrible and unconstitutional bill says it all.
Take a moment to see what you can do to help Richard and Scott fight the RINOs and see what you can do to help us defeat SOPA and PIPA.
That is not exactly what he is saying. He basically said that if someone rights are infringed by you right, then that needs to be looked at. Example, you have the right to put things up on the internet for others to view, but does that include others intellectual property like, music, code, personal information, personal pictures, child porn, etc...?
Everyone has the same rights. You have no rights that I don't have so how can someone else's rights infringe on mine? I may not like the result of someone else exercising their rights but that is life. You nor I have the right to use someone else's intellectual property without their permission but there are laws for that now. Problem is enforcing your rights under the law costs money and you need a defendant to go against. There is also a law that covers child porn but none that I know of that covers personal information that you post online and someone else repeats. If you put something into the public domain, you put yourself at risk but you don't have to do that!
Everyone has the same rights. You have no rights that I don't have so how can someone else's rights infringe on mine?
I have freedom of speech, yet I can not stand on your property line with a bull horn and talk all night long.
I have the right to travel where I want. But I can not drive on your property.
I have to right to keep and bear arms. But I can not target shoot across you property.
I have the right to take pictures and post them on the internet. I do not have the right to take pictures of you in your bedroom from my property and post them on the internet.
I have the right to say what I want. But I do not have the right to lie about you and doing harm.
You nor I have the right to use someone else's intellectual property without their permission but there are laws for that now.
That is what he said.
Problem is enforcing your rights under the law costs money and you need a defendant to go against.
You know they can track this post right down to the street address and the PC I posted it on.Of course laws are not enforced so they have a reason to make more laws.
If you put something into the public domain, you put yourself at risk but you don't have to do that!
On correction. You connect to the internet, you put yourself at risk. Nothing is secure on the internet, nothing.
He supported the bill, now doesn't support it, now that it has become a hot potato that is. I also heard he voted for gun control, THAT is a NO NO for any republican, forever. I have found links where he supported SOPA, and then those dated more recently that says he doesn't. Add that to his non-establishment message, coupled with his earmarks history, our clean cut "Ronnie Howard"" candidate is looking more than a little muddied. I have no problem with his baggage, Newt (whom I support) has baggage, just be up front and honest with it, instead of trying to slide it by un-noticed. THAT is more indicative of establishment GOP than anything else he may or may not have done. FESS UP RICK!!
The politician are always looking to hear from us..so I keep on writting to them. Let them know what you think. Don't be afraid of showing you feeling.
You know...what played out in front of us yesterday, was such a pathetic thing to see....especially after the promises they made to us in 2010.
And, in case any of you are wondering....like the critters do....WE are not stupid, nor, are WE amused!!!!!
Rubio signed on to SOPA...again, NOT reading the bill....then came out yesterday, and, tried to take his stupid, illiterate vote back...oh, yes, he spun really well. Then, not an hour later....barry comes skipping along, and, cancels SOPA.....leaving Rubio and his ilk looking as ridiculous and insane, as usual. Then, the spin dance begun, and, lo and behold...Rubio has flip flopped himself into a full 180 degree turn. Unbelievable!!!
And, the sad part, for US....this moron idiot....also signed US on to UN Agenda 21, and, NDAA/ If he says , again, no,m I voted wrong...it only proves the severe mistakes that were made in 2010.
GET THESE FOLKS VETTED, or, WE WILL DO IT FOR YOU!~!!!!!
@Thomas...doesn't matter what he "says"....it's his actions, spin and lies that matter here....
maybe you're willing tpo accept less, but, I see things differently this time around.
It's not a matter of not making up their minds...............it's a matter they just want to put their heads in the sand (or somewhere else) so they can have deniability...................Brain dead RINO's.
Very happy to read that Rubio pulled his support for this mess of a bill.
I'm glad, too, but, I will not forget that he voted FOR it in the first place.
Kinda like Kerry, "I was for it before I was against it". What a bunch of idiots, they think that we aren't watching.
I am glad.