Washington’s House of Representatives recently debated the issue of allowing gay marriage in their state. Rep. Maureen Walsh gave a short, but incredibly moving speech about the importance of the majority standing up for the minority.
(Hat tip to Jim!)
Wikipedia and Reddit will go dark tomorrow in protest of pending legislation – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate. The bills have the potential to forever alter the internet we currently enjoy by giving unprecedented power to the government to shut down websites.
Google’s prominent search page will also feature an announcement in opposition to the legislation. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Amazon are among high-profile online companies who are opposed to the bills. Domain registrar GoDaddy lost over 37,000 domains last month after they released a statement supporting SOPA.
Jonathan Turley has published a rather troubling article about the NDAA bill Obama signed into law on New Year’s Eve.
President Barack Obama rang in the New Year by signing the NDAA law with its provision allowing him to indefinitely detain citizens. It was a symbolic moment, to say the least. With Americans distracted with drinking and celebrating, Obama signed one of the greatest rollbacks of civil liberties in the history of our country … and citizens partied in unwitting bliss into the New Year.
Read the full article here.
I voted for him in 2008. I won’t make that mistake again. I refuse to look the other direction while Congress and Obama destroy the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.