On this blog we make it clear to our readers who our enemies are, and why we believe their motivations are misplaced. In constantly lashing out at our enemies though, some people may begin to get the wrong ideas about what we really stand for here at “UNCENSORED”. While it is obvious there are those out there who take advantage of the resources offered by the Internet, we stand on a different leg. We advocate the use of the Internet as an extension of our human selves, to help better the world as we know it. So as we like to remind the world that we are strongly against CISPA and all that it stands for, we would also like to remind the world of some of our supporters in the fight for human freedom.
Ron Paul, American physician, author, and former politician, has spoken out time and time again about the importance of Internet freedom, and the necessity of keeping it intact. One item in particular, was his October 22nd Texas Straight Talk, in which he touches on CISPA and iterates why Internet freedom is vital for human freedom.
He explains that until the late 1990s, those who were interested in Austrian economics, U.S. constitutional history, and libertarian philosophy had few sources of information to study. They had to spend hours scouring used bookstores or the back pages of obscure libertarian periodicals to find the works of great writers including the likes of: Mises, Rothbard, Hayek, and other giants of liberty. Local library and university collections ignored libertarian politics and economics.
“Today, however, the greatest classics of libertarian thought, libertarian philosophy, and libertarian economics are available instantly to anyone with Internet access. Thanks to the Internet, it is easier than ever before for liberty activists to spread news and other information regarding the evils of government power and the benefits of freedom. For the first time in human history, supporters of liberty around the world can share information across borders quickly and cheaply. Without the filter of government censors, this information emboldens millions to question governments and promote liberty. This is why liberty-minded Americans must do everything possible to oppose– and stop– government attempts to censor or limit the free flow of information online.”
People with great influence such as Ron Paul, are the true benefactors of Internet freedom, and without these influential characters we may already have lost many of the freedoms that we still have, and cling on to so desperately.
Listen to the talk HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3lOeaft5g4