Mobile Users Bill Of Rights Proposed
Posted 04 March 2012 - 12:24 PM
Where did you ever get the idea that USPS and the landline were any guarentee to privacy?
This post has been edited by TheOldTopkick: 04 March 2012 - 12:25 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:50 AM
These issues will escalate as publicity and media spin develops from the proposed legislation of HR96. It is extremely important that every US citizen read the bill. Presently in its original form HR96 is only 3 pages in length. It is titled " Internet Freedom Act". HOWEVER, I am stating that the title for this proposed legislation is very bad, because of the present denial of state and local sovereignty in the original text of the proposed legislation. It is, at present, NOT an act for internet freedom. I am stating that this proposed legislation is actually against internet freedom. On page 3, paragraph (8), lines 1 and 2, it is important to recognize that individual states and local communities NEED to have jurisdiction over internet activity. IF legislation is proposed and supported that indeed establishes internet activity as a UTILITY, then privacy issues and all of the other complex issues that affect privacy can be addressed on the local level. It is extremely critical to freedom of the internet that the facts of just what is a utility/service, state sovereignty, and local authority as designated by state sovereignty be explained publicly. It is most critical that HR96 be modified and debated with the issues of state sovereignty and jurisdiction actually be changed within the proposed legislation. IF NOT, then there will be NO INTERNET FREEDOM for the general public. Why do I write that sentence? I am convinced that the only balance of power left to the general public is to in fact NOT ALLOW Congress or Federal representatives to be allowed to be the final determiners of internet legislation because of rampant collusion and corruption within the members of the elected legislature. I really hate to write this publicly. I am not being an alarmist of in contempt of the members of the legislature. It may just be a social networking issue. Friends will support their friends. Members of the national legislature are pretty much members of the social elite. There needs to be a balance of power and a balance of allowing "time" as a factor for members of the non-social and financial elite to influence the political process. The only way to do this is going to be by establishing contrary power bases of influence on the local and state levels. It may complicate many of the issues for internet use and privacy. However, it will allow fairness and money flow because of state and local priorities to the states and local communities in the form of fees and local service charges, and taxes. The money flows will not be generated from the mass consumer base to just a relative few corporations and individuals, but will generate money flows within the social networks of individual states and local communities. The money flows are desperately needed the the US economy.
Now if you really want to be a real citizen and partake in your duties to take action. Don't just be an internet surfer-bum, or couch potato. ACT!!! First read the HR96 for yourself. You can find it on ".gov". It is a real experience in being involved in your government to read the legislation and actually get involved in the legislative process. It is not easy. I have found it extremely frustrating to even attempt to access and then try to use, the different websites, and post my comments as "filings" especially on the FCC site.
I'm not including the links because we learn by doing. So be a citizen, and don't get sidetracked by all the advertising that distracts every citizen from being what we should be. Nobody is perfect, I know I sure am not.
But I keep tryin! So,do it 2! READ, WRITE and ACT! especially on and about HR96. This proposed legislation could actually be a real critical proof of why power of the press, separation of religion and government, and freedom of the press is absolutely essential to local communities and individual citizens.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:39 PM