“You have the right to free speech, as long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it”

If you made it this far, you’ve no doubt noticed the click-through you have to do in order to get to my website. If you know me at all in real life, you know that while I’m generally reserved and keep to myself, one thing (out of many) that will get my blood boiling and cause me to shout from rooftops (okay, not literally, since I’m afraid of heights) is censorship, especially that of free speech. Congress, in their infinite wisdom (and because there’s nothing more important going on right now) developed legislation to try and block online piracy. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and this bill is just that. A good intention gone incredibly awry. Kind of like our super-awesome Patriot Act (and yes, I’m being sarcastic), if this legislation goes through, websites can be shut down and assets seized, no questions asked (until after the fact, of course). My blog isn’t exactly on anyone’s radar, but at the same time, the idea that someone could come along and shut down my blog for posting a video I embedded off YouTube scares the hell out of me. And because of that, for today, if you come to visit Tramplingrose, you’ll see a message against SOPA. Since this is a food blog, I try to keep the politics out of it, but sometimes, spreading the word is more important than keeping silent. I’ll be back tomorrow with more lack-of-fruits-and-veggies nonsense!

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3 Replies to ““You have the right to free speech, as long as you’re not dumb enough to actually try it””

  1. I, for one, do not want to have to get the ladder out again to get you off a rooftop! I do want to thank you for including this in your blog and raising awareness. I agree that freedom of speech has to be protected. The link that you provided gives a quick easy access as a means of contacting one’s Congress person. It only takes a few clicks and a few minutes to speak your mind and be heard!
    Thank you for speaking out. (And, stay off the roof tops!)

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