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Guest Column

Call to Expose American Government Outrage
By Brigitte Gabriel
Mar 26, 2014 - 12:27:02 AM

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Once again President Obama is putting you and your family at risk by giving power to the United Nations (UN) to control the Internet and muzzle YOUR freedom of speech, putting you at a risk of legal action just for expressing your view on the Internet!

If you're a politician in Washington, and you want to bury bad news, you release an announcement late on Friday afternoon.

On Friday, March 14th, at 3:30pm, the Obama administration announced that America was surrendering control to the UN over key aspects of the Internet (control that America had because we built it in the first place).

Unfortunately, the largest voting bloc in the UN is the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a Saudi-dominated bloc of 57 nations that has waged an aggressive campaign against free speech, freedom of the press and free expression.

For an American president to betray the American public, our founding fathers, our Constitution, and throw our freedom of speech at the feet of tyrants to decide what we can and cannot say under the threat of a law suit for hate crime is unconscionable -- shameful -- reckless and stretches the boundaries of betrayal.

Our founding fathers are turning in their grave!

We at ACT! For America believe that truth is invincible. The truth cannot be silenced! We believe that if we can reach enough people with our message in defense of our security, our liberty and our values, America will prevail over those who want to destroy our way of life.

But in order to reach millions and keep at our work, we need your help. ACT! for America needs to raise an emergency fund of $250,000 in the next 4 weeks and we need your help to reach that goal.

We know that the Jihadists not only have our country, our values and our citizens in their crosshairs, but the truth itself. And Jihad is based on the belief that the truth must be hidden, bent and broken.

It is disturbing and chilling that the Obama administration could allow the OIC, along with the Shariah doctrine to which it adheres, to suppress free speech on a global basis via control of the Internet.

Up to now, American oversight of the Internet has ensured that it has run with efficiency and openness, without political pressure.

Authoritarian governments, such as those in Saudi Arabia and Iran, have already been working to control the Internet and now they will no doubt move to fill the power vacuum caused by America's unilateral retreat.

In the future, domains could be banned and new ones not approved for groups deemed undesirable by the OIC or its members.

Let us never forget all that our founding fathers sacrificed so that we can enjoy the democratic freedoms we have today. Let us not forget how so many of them gave their lives for this and that many of them died destitute. They were willing to give everything they had. We cannot let them down. We must stand up, fight this, and inform Americans about what our president has just done. Please help us get this message out by following this link right away to make the most generous tax deductible donation you can afford.

Barbaric regimes from Khartoum to Tehran, and Damascus to Riyadh, have cut off their own citizens' Internet access in the past, but they have been unable to undermine general access to the Internet, where no one needs any government's permission to launch a website. This hallmark of Internet freedom is now endangered.

Dictators and tyrants, who have always silenced their critics and suppressed independent media, have long had a goal of " international" control over the Internet. Now the stage is set for them to achieve that goal.

UN members have called for a UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to replace America's authority and challenge an open Internet. One critic calls the ITU "the chosen vehicle for regimes for whom the free and open Internet is seen as an existential threat."

According to the Wall Street Journal, many UN member-nations want the ITU to outlaw anonymity on the Web (which would make it easier to identify dissidents) and to add a fee charged to providers when people gain access to the Web "internationally." This, in effect, would create a tax on U.S.-based sites such as Google and Facebook. The unspoken aim is to discourage global Internet companies from giving everyone equal access.

ACT! For America isn't going to take this lying down. If the Internet is silenced, liberty will be silenced. If those who oppose tyranny are prevented from delivering their message, it is the same as being bound and gagged.

We must continue to confront the enemies of freedom at home and abroad.

This is why ACT! For America is fighting back: in the court of public opinion, in the halls of Congress and in state legislatures from coast to coast. We continue to fight back by promoting important legislation like the Free Speech Defense Act and by spreading the word like a modern day Paul Revere about threats to our constitutional rights.

We have been in these trenches all along and we are prepared to fight this battle again and again. If we allow truth and liberty to be suffocated, lies and tyranny will rule us. We cannot allow that to happen.

Can I count on you to prevent liberty and truth from being silenced? Can our founding fathers count on us to protect what they have created? I say yes!!!

Thank you for everything you do to support of ACT! For America.

Always devoted,

Brigitte Gabriel
Founder & President of ACT for America
www.actforamerica.org


Editorial Comment:
Yesterday at Kingscalendar.com I published an article titled: "McCarthyism by any other name..." which also raised the question of the internet and hate speech laws and in which I wrote:

  • People who exercised their freedom of thought, belief and speech became targets of those who believed that they had no right to those thoughts and beliefs and certainly no right to speak about them. And such was the fear of so many people, that they willingly succumbed to the pressure of the powers that were, to turn against their friends, family and work colleagues.
  • The myth about China is that people walk around in fear. That is not true! It was true in the past when political correctness reigned supreme during the Cultural Revolution. But the Chinese are a smart people. They soon learned the error of their ways. I just wonder if the West will.

It really is well beyond the time when the American and other peoples should have woken up to what is going on in our midst.

R.P. BenDedek
Email:
rpbendedek@hotmail.com


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