Ron Paul: “Internet Freedom is Vital for Human Freedom”

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.

ronpaul1Ron 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

Margaret Moore

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Liza Jones

Hello, my name is Liza Jones and I am a second semester senior about to receive my degree in Government and Politics. I am from the small town of Boyds, Maryland. When I graduate I want to travel around Europe. Studying abroad in Australia a year ago made me want to see the rest of the world and all the culture it has to offer. I love big cities; I hope to live in one someday. Sixteen years of school is enough for me, but who knows I may change my mind later on in life.

Douglas Silagy

Hello, my name is Douglas Silagy. I am from Long Island, New York. I am a senior communications studies major on paper, but my real interest lies in technology and the way in which it makes our big blue marble go ’round. I am on the men’s club lacrosse team here on campus, and involve myself in as many intramural sports as my schedule allows. When I graduate in may, I will most likely be going back to my construction job and start applying for a grad program so I can actually study something interesting, like management and information technology.