Another Victory for Freedom! – Tea Party Nation


 

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Another Victory for Freedom! – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Marco Rubio, the incredible Senator from Florida has been a huge supporter of the Tea Party, freedom and liberty.  He just did something else that is really great.

 What is it?

 He has announced he is no longer supporting the Protect-IP bill in the Senate. 

 To say that this is a huge victory is an understatement.

 Here is what Senator Rubio just had to say!

 In recent weeks, we’ve heard from many Floridians about the anti-Internet piracy bills making their way through Congress. On the Senate side, I have been a co-sponsor of the PROTECT IP Act because I believe it’s important to protect American ingenuity, ideas and jobs from being stolen through Internet piracy, much of it occurring overseas through rogue websites in China. As a senator from Florida, a state with a large presence of artists, creators and businesses connected to the creation of intellectual property, I have a strong interest in stopping online piracy that costs Florida jobs.

However, we must do this while simultaneously promoting an open, dynamic Internet environment that is ripe for innovation and promotes new technologies.

Earlier this year, this bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously and without controversy. Since then, we’ve heard legitimate concerns about the impact the bill could have on access to the Internet and about a potentially unreasonable expansion of the federal government’s power to impact the Internet. Congress should listen and avoid rushing through a bill that could have many unintended consequences.

Therefore, I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act. Furthermore, I encourage Senator Reid to abandon his plan to rush the bill to the floor. Instead, we should take more time to address the concerns raised by all sides, and come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet.

 There are a lot of reasons to like Marco Rubio.  Not the least of which is that he gets it when it comes to freedom and liberty. 

 If you have the chance, call Senator Rubio’s office and thank him for what he has done.  His number is 202-224-3041. 

 Encourage your Senators and Congressman to oppose this terrible bill that threatens the freedom of the Internet and our rights to free speech.

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