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SOPA PIPA Blackout

I’ve always heard that polite conversation shouldn’t include religion or politics.  I’ve never been much of a polite conversationalist, and do discuss my faith on this site,  and don’t apologize for it.  I figure it’s my site, and my voice.  That being said, I typically don’t discuss politics here.  Not because I don’t have any opinions, because I do.  I guess I just figure that by letting it be known that I am a conservative Christian, most people can surmise what my stance is. So, it hasn’t been necessary.

The time has come, though, when I need to exercise my voice.

That Bald Chick Blackout

Because every voice counts. Freedom of speech is a right guaranteed to citizens of the United States of America. I think it’s only fair to let my readers know that there are currently two pieces of legislation that threaten that Constitutional right of free speech.  The SOPA and PIPA bills are real. While President Obama promised to veto the SOPA bill if it made it to his desk, I don’t like the idea of it even making it there in the first place. KWIM?

This is a slippery slope, folks. First it will be copyright infringement claims that cause a site to be shut down. Before long, anyone with an axe to grind against anyone else who happens to have an opinion and a website… well.

For example, someone gets ticked because I happen to mention my faith. They file a claim that I am infringing on their copyright. You get the picture.

There are many nations in this world where free speech is not afforded. The United States of America is not one of them. Let’s keep it that way!

Not sure what SOPA or PIPA are? Check out this infographic. Check out the Wikepedia blackout. Check out what the ACLJ has to say about SOPA. Then get on the phone and let your elected officials know your stance!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the information Virginia. I love that you don’t censor yourself for the sake of “polite conversation”.

  2. What constitutes an infringing link?

  3. Thanks for making a stand! I love the picture!

  4. Thanks for help spreading awareness. This would be devastating for the US.

  5. Good for you for making your voice heard Virginia! I adore the picture, it’s perfect!

  6. Solidarity is so important in order to keep this from getting passed.

  7. That’s what has me worried. Anything they don’t like, they can have shut down by saying it has an infringing link.

    • Same here, Tammy! The possible scenarios are daunting. Anyone with an axe to grind could accuse you of an infringing link, and have you shut down.

  8. They way it’s written is just entirely to vague. Hoping it gets the boot.

  9. I sure hope that they work this out

  10. this is such a huge deal for us bloggers. I’m glad to see that you dont support sopa

  11. I am hoping they realize this is not a good thing and get rid of the bills.

  12. I hope that this bill doesn’t pass. It is so STUPID!

  13. Every voice does count!!

  14. This is so scary!!

  15. Thanks for spreading awareness! I hope that this bill doesn’t pass.

  16. Just heard that it got pulled – yay!!

  17. So glad it got pulled! For now at least!

  18. I hope this gets tabled for good!

  19. The government does not need to have its nose in everything, this is one thing they need to deal with much more important matters.