Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Anti-BDS Legislation is Unconstitutional, and So is Internet Censorship


Here you go guys! - call your congressman and senators, write them and tell them that 

Dear mrs/mrs 

I am asking your help to solve one of the biggest issues facing America today. That issue is powerful monopolies limiting and controlling what the average young American citizen can and cannot say.

You must realize that around 90% of conversations that happen in America happen online, and because of this, the 1st amendment has to evolve to encompass the conversations that happen on the top 2 social media platforms which are controlled and owned by these same monopolies. Just as the second amendment has evolved to protect the right to own and bear modern weaponry, the first must evolve to protect modern speech and conversation. These monopolies not only go against American law, but they are now in complete control of how we as American citizens, can express our opinions openly in the new public town square that is the internet. 

Just as the private cable company, electric company, gas company and water company cannot refuse you service because of your political and social beliefs, so should these monopolized social media companies that we the people made famous and are now turning on the citizens. 

And since our government refuses to hold them to antitrust legislation, refuses to break up these monopolies, allows them to avoid the free market that made this country great, just as the government tells private companies what to do all the time, we the people demand that you render these companies public utilities. 

We demand THIS NOW OR WE DEMAND an internet bill of rights

Thanks you 


****** IMPORTANT TIPS!!!!! *******
1) You must give your contact information in order for you comment or question to be filed/responded to. If the office can not verify that you are a constituent ( you don’t really have to give your full name, Mr. Smith will do…but you do need to provide a local address) they aren’t likely file or answer your inquiry. (And for the record this isn’t them just blowing you off , there are actually really strict rules regarding the amount of time and effort a congressional office can invest in a person who is not his or her constituent).

2) When you write a letter make it known that you would like a response, and put your comment in a question format so the member has something to respond to. For example : instead of stating “ I would like you to support an internet bill of rights” say something like: “ As your constituent I support an internet bill of rights, and I would like to know where you stand on this issue?” Questions get sent to the DC office to be answered (that’s where your member most likely is anyway)

3) When you make a call don’t just state your opinion, ask a question. The question is crucial to getting a response and getting your member to invest some time thinking about your inquiry. If you leave a voicemail be sure to leave an address and at least a last name so the inquiry can be filed. Again, like the letter, you want your call to be filed and sent to the DC office for a response, not just filed and closed.

The Anti-BDS Legislation is Unconstitutional, and So is Internet Censorship