Feb 032011
 

Mr. and Mrs. Internet User:

This is a most important email. It deals with the authority that Barack Obama has already given himself, via the Secretarial Order that he authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue when it assumed control of the Internet on December 21, 2010. Inserted into the FCC regulations is a “kill-switch” that will let Mr. Obama shut down the Internet—and immediately make your First Amendment free speech rights disappear—should the White House feel that a threat exists on the information superhighway.

You are watching it happen, RIGHT NOW, in Egypt. It was “test-driven” in Australia on September 2, 2009, when that nation enacted its own cybersecurity law. And, with the FCC poised as the caretaker of the onramps to the information superhighway, it can now happen here in the United States as well.

We need to KILL the “kill-switch” powers that Mr. Obama has given to the FCC to give to him.

Thank you,

Gary G. Kreep, Esq.
Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation

A special message from:

Fellow American Patriot,

If you’re like me, you’ve been glued to your television and have watched what’s going on in Egypt and the Middle East. It’s mind-boggling. The demonstrations in Egypt started over high unemployment and a lack of jobs, but spread quickly to encompass the lack of free speech, the lack of honest elections, and police brutality. The protests, organized via the Internet, Facebook and other social communication networks were planned to be a one day protest. The Egyptian government’s attempt to silence the people expanded the protest into a melee that caught the eye of the world.

Over-reacting, the Egyptian government triggered the “kill-switch,” and shut down access to the Internet by all of its citizens. You might say: “Well, that could never happen here in the United States. We have a Constitution. We have free speech.” Granted, Egypt doesn’t. Or, rather, it has “free speech” based on the United Nation’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which means that they possess only those rights allowed by government, as long as government allows them. Free speech rights in the rest of the world are privileges that a government can withdraw at will.

But, make no mistake about it: What happened in Egypt can happen here. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s government enacted a law that gave him the right, in times of a “national emergency,” to exercise the “kill-switch” and and shut down the Internet. Barack Obama authorized the FCC to give him that authority—not Congress, mind you, his own underling, gave him the authority to shut down the Internet if the White House perceives there to be a national emergency.

The main components of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller’s Cyber-Security Act of 2009 (which failed to get out of a Senate Committee) were adopted by the current FCC (by a vote of 3-2) when, on December 21, 2010, Mr. Obama’s guidelines were voted on for implementation. One of them was the power for the Commander-in-Chief to use the “Internet Killswitch” in the event of a national emergency.

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress TODAY to urge them to use their oversight authority over the FCC, to kill not only Barack Obama’s “Kill-switch,” but all of the guidelines implemented by the FCC in December. Members of Congress need to have Congressional Committee hearings to stop the FCC, and to stop Mr. Obama’s right to use an Internet “kill-switch” to block America’s access to the Internet And, remember that three federal judges have already ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to assume control of the Internet. Please be sure to send a generous DONATION to The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) to fight this battle until Congress rescinds those FCC regulations.

Our Constitutional freedoms are once again at stake! This time, since other nations are exercising the “executive right” to deny their people freedom of speech, the FCC believes that the Executive of the United States should have that power as well.

Muslim protestors in Los Angeles stand in solidarity with Egyptian protestors. Even without Egyptian access to the Internet, LA protestors chant, “We hear you, Egypt!”

When Egyptian President Mubarak cut off (“kill-switched”) the Internet into Egypt, Google patched a make-shift system into Egypt which allowed Egyptians to get their message out. When the the Egyptian government realized what had happened, they reopened the onramps to the Egyptian information superhighway.

This new Obama controlled FCC issued regulation has given Barack Obama, or the Department of Homeland Security, the un-Constitutional authority to shutdown the internet in the United States, if the Administration feels there is a “terrorist” threat. He can shut YOU, AND ALL OF US, down!

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress TODAY to urge them to use their oversight authority over the FCC, to kill not only Obama’s “Kill-switch,” but, also, all of the guidelines implemented by the FCC in December. Members of Congress need to have Congressional Committee hearings to stop the FCC and to stop Mr. Obama’s Internet “kill-switch,” to block America’s access to the Internet And, remember that three federal judges have already ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to assume control of the Internet. Please be sure to send a generous DONATION to The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) to fight this battle until Congress rescinds those FCC regulations.

Does Barack Obama stand ready to use the Hosni Mubarak’s Internet kill-switch? Absolutely. If it is in his best political interest. There is little doubt that Mr. Obama will use the FCC guidelines to implement control of cyberspace if he decides that there is a “national emergency,” for whatever reason. He blatantly insists that the FCC has the right to establish guidelines for the Internet since it regulates the other electronic mediums: radio and television. What Mr. Obama really means is that as long as the American people have unfettered access to the Internet, he needs to be able to limit how they use it… or he will be a one-term visitor at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Make no mistake—Barack Hussein Obama is very determined to undermine the First Amendment by seizing control of Internet free speech under the guise of protecting America’s security. The recent WikiLeaks fiasco has provided Mr. Obama with the rationalization that he needed to increase government control of cyberspace. Freedom and openness must continue to be the governing principles of the Internet.

Both the U. S. Senate and the House of Representatives must stop the FCC’s attempt to expand its REGULATORY EMPIRE. The courts have already ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to expand its power—and that the White House also lacks the authority to expand it. Tell Congress to rein in the FCC—and rein in the White House. According to the federal courts, the Internet is protected by the First Amendment, and every personal website on the Internet is, in their view, a First Amendment protected mini print newspaper.

PLEASE… act right now to tell Congress to KILL THE KILL-SWITCH… and kill the FCC’s unconstitutional seizure of control over the Internet.

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress TODAY to urge them to use their oversight authority over the FCC, to kill not only Obama’s “Kill-switch,” but, also, all of the guidelines implemented by the FCC in December. Members of Congress need to have Congressional Committee hearings to stop the FCC and to stop Mr. Obama’s Internet “kill-switch,” to block America’s access to the Internet And remember that three federal judges have already ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to assume control of the Internet. Please be sure to send a generous DONATION to The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) to fight this battle until Congress rescinds those FCC regulations.

The Obama Administration has overstepped its Constitutional boundaries. The kill-switch proves that. That’s why we must Fax every Member of Congress, RIGHT NOW, to stop this government intrusion into our private, on-line, communications.

We have not witnessed this kind of government intrusion since Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to regulate newspapers in 1933. Freedom of the Press is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Three federal judges, in three different cases, have ruled specifically that the Internet has the exact same freedoms. But the Obama Administration is trying to control the Internet… and YOU! The United States government cannot abridge the First Amendment because it works too well for the people. That is, after all, why the Founding Fathers added it to the Constitution. A vigilant America is a free America. Freedom grows under a free exchange of ideas. Freedom dies when free speech dies.

This is your fight. This is my fight. This is our fight. Together, we will win it. If we sit and do nothing, we will turn on our computer some morning soon, and discover an error message that says: “Server not found.”

Please, before you lose your access to the onramp of the information superhighway, give us your support, right now.

Fax every Member of Congress right now.
Click the fax button!

Barack Obama believes that he has the executive authority, WITHOUT legislation enacted by Congress, to arbitrarily regulate who uses cyberspace and what access they may enjoy, based entirely on the content of the material that they wish to read or publish there. If this isn’t a violation of our basic rights as Americans, I do not know what is! And, just like in Egypt, Mr. Obama should not have the right to SHUT DOWN OUR INTERNET!

I must hear from you today!

Sincerely,

Gary G. Kreep, Esq.
Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation

P. S.   Thank you, in advance, for helping to KILL THE KILL-SWITCH! Please also send the best possible gift to USJF, so that we can communicate with every Member of Congress on how this Internet federal over-step is a real “Killer”!

Please CLICK HERE to FAX every Member of Congress TODAY to urge them to use their oversight authority over the FCC, to kill not only Obama’s “Kill-switch,” but, also, all of the guidelines implemented by the FCC in December. Members of Congress need to have Congressional Committee hearings to stop the FCC and to stop Mr. Obama’s Internet “kill-switch,” to block America’s access to the Internet And, remember that three federal judges have already ruled that the FCC lacks the authority to assume control of the Internet. Please be sure to send a generous DONATION to The United States Justice Foundation (USJF) to fight this battle until Congress rescinds those FCC regulations.

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