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Stop Internet Censorship

Politicians are trying to take away your right to read what you want, and to say what you want.

The Internet is making it possible for new voices to be heard -- the voices of people who simply could not afford to publish their ideas or display their artistic talents to a wide audience using older technologies. Established interests of both the left and the right fear new voices, and are trying to control what appears on the Internet through new laws and regulations.

America's Founders couldn't foresee the Internet, but they knew that government control of information was not only a violation of personal liberty -- it was a threat to their hopes for a nation based on the principles of self-government. So they gave us the First Amendment.

The Libertarian Party carries on today in the tradition of the Founders:

  • The Libertarian Party didn't wait for the Internet to become popular to stand up for principle: The LP has always supported freedom of speech and the press, and has had language specifically supporting freedom of online communication in its Platform since 1991.
  • The Libertarian Party joined with thousands of concerned Internet users in "turning its web pages black" in protest of President Clinton's signing the unconstitutional "Communications Decency Act" in 1995.
  • The Libertarian Party continues to speak out today against the attempts by Democrats and Republicans to find loop-holes in the First Amendment, so they can turn the Internet into a government-controlled medium.
 

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... But even when the information is widespread and available, many Americans would rather change the channel and distract themselves with the contrived drama of reality TV than consider the actual reality that their own government could behave in a manner so criminal, brutal, hypocritical, and unconstitutional. We want to believe that we are the inheritors and preservers of freedom and democracy. We want to trust that our government obeys its own laws. It's just easier that way. The sheep don't want to take time out from lazily grazing in their coach potato pastures to consider the turmoil outside the flock.

The simple fact [is] that Americans are too distracted by celebrity gossip, video games, and sports and are too preoccupied with acquiring massive amounts of stuff, to notice that their government is dissolving their liberties and committing crimes in their name...

- Judge Andrew Napolitano




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