Fifty cents to save your nation # 1
I have faith in the American public. Many Americans are paralyzed with shock at the actions of our government unable to discern what is actually going on or how they can help fight the evil overwhelming our nation. “Fifty cents to save your nation…” will be a series of articles to help keep the public informed about social issues that affect us all and how to defend their rights with a sample letter and a fifty cent postage stamp.
Patriot and President John Adams was making a speech at a University when he declared that an informed citizenry should celebrate our independence from coast to coast during the Fourth of July. The reason he stated that citizens should stay informed is not because the enemy outside our borders, but the enemy within our government. As a lawyer he knew that certain powerful parties had the key to knowledge about law, that could be abused to subdue the uninformed general public. Our Founders understood the short comings of man and knew that Americans would always have to fight for and celebrate our freedoms. That is especially true now.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to eliminate Net Neutrality rules that were established to protect the rights of the citizens. If the FCC passes this new rule when they vote soon, it will actually be an attack on our rights to the First Amendment of free speech. Courts have held that the First Amendment only applies to the United States and State members of Congress. There are no protections under the First Amendment if a corporation violates your rights to freedom of expression. So what the Republican party led by President Donald Trump is really trying to do is to delegate authority to eliminate First Amendment rights with net neutrality rules. This will allow corporations such as twitter. Facebook, verizon, comcast or any other internet or telecommunications company to close down your website or other avenue to socialize or speak about public issues. If they pass this law, if you speak an undesirable truth about the government, they can retaliate by threatening to punish one of these companies if they do not limit your communications. Congress has already passed a retroactive law making telecommunication companies immune from lawsuits for engaging in warrantless surveillance to help the government spy on Americans. So if this new FCC rule passes, it will severely damage all of our freedoms under the First Amendment, eliminating our ability for any recourse. Moreover, these companies can start charging us more money and create more bills for us – to increase their profits. See Congress is not passing a law to abridge our First Amendment rights, the FCC which is a commission congress created, is creating a rule to eliminate our rights to free speech.
The First Amendment is our most precious right guaranteed in the United States Constitution. If you do not have First Amendment rights to legal redress against our government, then you have no way of getting your foot through the courthouse door so you can allege your other rights were violated. So any party or politician that threatens your rights under the First Amendment, is also putting your Eighth Amendment rights preventing cruel and unusual punishment in jeopardy. For example the suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, (many who have been proven to be innocent) are being denied First Amendment rights to access the courts with legal redress to escape unbridled torture. This is just one example of how important our First Amendment rights are and why every American must oppose any political party trying to abridge these rights – in any way. Denial of First Amendment rights eliminates all of your Constitutional rights and that is why you must take action.
At the website of http://www.congresslookup.com after you type in your address, you will have all the contact information for your federal and State representatives, including their facebook, twitter, youtube or other ways to contact them through social media. Add them as a friend so you can stay informed about what new rules, bills or laws they are trying to pass that will harm you, your family and friends. The squeaky wheel always gets the grease and you have to oppose their insanity to keep them honest. If you do not feel comfortable calling your representative, you can fax them your letters. Their fax numbers should be listed on their website. Fight for your rights or we will not have any freedoms. There is power in numbers so just passing this link to friends can help you save our nation from the unwise people trying to eliminate our form of government.
It is important to note that if your Congress member does not hear their telephone ringing constantly about a current bill, rule or law about to be passed, then they think their constituents have no problem with their actions. So citizens have to take action to defend their rights. Although Congress are supposed to represent the people of their state to defend their rights, they cater to powerful corporations to retain their own power, money and political future. Congress has to respond to every letter that they receive from the people of their state. Always speak or write in polite tones when addressing members of government otherwise you may wind up in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a belligerent. The form letter addressed below is meant for you to copy, paste and edit as you wish so you can spend fifty cents to help save the rights of every American from the enemy within. Please call your Congressperson also. Our nation is in grave danger and Americans must fight for their freedoms every day. We can do this by staying informed and opposing wrongful or unlawful government conduct which harms people.
Federal Communications Commission
FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai (former Verizon CEO)
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20554
December 25, 2017
Re: Opposition to Net Neutrality abridging First Amendment rights
Honorable FCC Chairman and members of Congress,
I, and many other Americans oppose your new rule to eliminate net neutrality rules. This new rule will allow corporations to abridge freedom of speech and freedom to associate with impunity where citizens would have no recourse through the judicial branch for adequate relief. Many citizens get ripped off by online corporations everyday with faulty products or services or over billing after a service has been canceled. When we complain to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) we get an automated response that says if they get a lot of complaints about a single company they may pursue the matter. More or less the American consumer gets property taken from us by corporations on a regular basis with no valid recourse through the FTC. The FCC is proposing a new rule to eliminate FCC net neutrality protections saying that we can rely on the FTC to protect our interests, but that commission is not able to offer adequate relief or needed consumer protections.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is about to eliminate Net Neutrality rules that were established to protect the rights of the citizens. If the FCC passes this new rule it will actually be an attack on our rights to the First Amendment of free speech. Courts have held that the First Amendment only applies to the United States and State members of Congress. There are no protections under the First Amendment if a corporation violates our rights to freedom of expression. So what the FCC is really trying to do is to delegate authority to eliminate First Amendment rights with net neutrality rules. This will allow a telecommunications company to close down our website or other avenue to socialize or speak about public issues. If they pass this rule, if we speak an undesirable truth about the government, they can retaliate by threatening to punish one of these companies if they do not limit our communications. Congress has already passed a retroactive law making telecommunication companies immune from lawsuits for engaging in warrantless surveillance to help the government spy on Americans which has eliminated our rights under the Fourth Amendment. So if this new FCC rule passes, it will severely damage all of our freedoms under the First Amendment and also eliminate our ability for any civil recourse. Please honor the U.S. Constitution and your oath of office by eliminating this new FCC net neutrality rule which can jeopardize our republican form of government. Our government should not use deceptive methods to eliminate Constitutional rights.
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