There are few organizations that I always agree with. Downsize D.C. is one in a very short list. I recommend that you visit the organization here https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/hands-off-the-internet/ and subscribe. No dues, but you will want to support it –they are accomplishing a great deal.
Every day (based on Downsize D.C. suggestions) I have the opportunity literally with a few clicks to encourage my congressional representatives with my thoughts. This morning I sent the letter below.
As a constituent, I insist that you oppose any attempts to undermine Internet freedom.
I strongly object to CISPA, the “cybersecurity” bill that will be considered by Congress this week. It is an invasion of my privacy because it will produce a dumping of all private information from internet providers to federal authorities. This bill rewards the internet providers with promises of hold harmless from lawsuit if they give up the information on their subscribers and threatens them with intense regulation if they do not. This is truly a “1984 Big Brother bill”.
Please have the courage to say no. I love my freedom and I love my privacy. And I especially love what little is left of my privacy from government snooping.
The biggest threat this nation faces is not terrorism or foreign threats it is Congress, a Congress with an unlimited credit card and with infinite opportunities to meddle.
Please turn your attention to removing the impossible jungle of regulation and bad laws already enacted and reducing federal spending and taxes.
The campaign used to send this message can be found here: https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/hands-off-the-internet/
Your message was sent to the following recipients: Representative Norm Dicks, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell.