Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own, and his children's liberty.

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and Let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.

- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
  Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

Friday, September 07, 2007

Department of 'Justice' is against Internet freedom

(AP) The Justice Department on Thursday said Internet service providers should be allowed to charge a fee for priority Web traffic.

The agency told the Federal Communications Commission, which is reviewing high-speed Internet practices, that it is opposed to "Net neutrality," the principle that all Internet sites should be equally accessible to any Web user.

I'm shocked - SHOCKED - to see that the DoJ is against free speech. Who'd have thunk it? The really odd thing about this is that Net Neutrality has nothing whatsoever to do with the DoJ. They are totally out of line for even expressing an opinion.

No wait... I get it. They are repaying the big telecoms for their capitulation in domestic spying.

Several phone and cable companies, such as AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp., have previously said they want the option to charge some users more money for loading certain content or Web sites faster than others.

Where have we seen these names before?

And the partisan, corporate racket goes on. I'll just keep typing until Big Brother pulls the plug.

I can promise you one thing -- and I hope most Americans concur. If they pull Net Neutrality, I will be off the Internet for good. And if we all leave... think of all that lost advertising... all of those books that won't be sold, all of that junk we won't be buying.

Sorry. Can't have it both ways. I'm not for sale.

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