The idea for Loyal 9 germinated almost three years ago. It was inspired by outrage over a pair of bills, SOPA and PIPA, that would have provided the government with master control over the internet in a dangerous control of free speech.
The founders of Loyal 9 felt helpless at this crushing of the Bill of Rights and its civil liberties, afraid that individual voices would never be heard.
We watched, though, as we realized there were thousands, tens of thousands, who combined and took to the airwaves, and wrote letters, and waved their signs and STOOD UP. Internet providers had a "moment of silence" and people put their names and faces in front boldly.
SOPA and PIPA disappeared as their political supporters and money behind them beat a hasty retreat.
The vision of Loyal9.org was born. What if this force could be martialed every time the Constitution was under attack? Thanks to all of you that have recognized the power of this tool and added your power to ours. After eight months in operation, we are in thirty-three states.
We aren't big enough to save the world alone. Yet. We don't need too. First it is about each of us fulfilling our personal stewardship to protect this gift of liberty. Second, we must spread the word so that together we can make a difference. Third, there are many groups out there with various causes and concerns, and we must take advantage of those moments when those causes align for right.
This bill would force the NSA to get warrants, shed light on the secret courts, stop the mass gathering of data from our lives.
The FREEDOM USA act has been on our radar since it was introduced several months ago. Many of you have sent your letters. The pressure has mounted on the politicians who now have almost as many SPONSORS for the bill as people who even voted for a similar, failed bill six months ago. Yet, the committee head, Mike Rogers (R), and Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R), and powerful senators such as Chuck Schumer (D) and Nancy Pelosi (D) have conspired to keep the bill buried away in committee.
Today, is a repeat of the SOPA/PIPA war that inspired it all, groups who care about civil liberties, groups that care about technology, groups care about business have all come together for the same cause.
Be a part of it. Send your letters. Send them again. Make phone calls (the numbers of your reps are there in the right column of your Loyal 9 Action Page). Forward this message to your friends and post on social media inviting their action today and to build our force for the long haul.
The president said recently that the NSA was a modern Paul Revere. He was wrong. WE ALL are the new Paul Revere. Spread our cry: "The NSA is coming. The NSA is Coming. It will be stopped."
The hour is grave because of what we have forgotten.
And now there are two (er, three?). Did it matter which? After watching the debates, it seems being AGAINST Liberty is now a campaign technique. And the winners are . . . (not the Bill of Rights).
Target date is 2030
Take a failed issue. Give it a righteous new name. Get people begging for government salvation. Ram the details through in secrecy. Paranoid indeed.
A must read: on the surface it is about the people who work behind the scenes for Trump. More deeply, it is an expose on the way the world really works. How are we brought to believe what we believe?
FIA acquired emails document favorable treatment for favorable treatment
How do banks keep fees high and rates they pay low despite "Competition"? They're all owned by the same people.