Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lamar Smith

If you're a marijuana legalization advocate or an Internet rights advocate that name should sound familiar to you by now. In case you don't know, Lamar Smith R-TX is the one who vowed to shoot down any bill that would legalize or even weaken the penalties of marijuana. He claims that "Marijuana use and distribution is prohibited under federal law because it has a high potential for abuse and does not have an accepted medical use in the U.S." Now, this may or not be true but marijuana has been proven to help with many health problems such as cancer, AIDS, pain, etc.
After fighting marijuana Lamar Smith thought it was a good idea to fuck with us again by sponsoring "H.R. 1981: Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011". This bill force all ISPs to store your activity from the last 12 months, your name, address, credit card numbers, and all of your IP addresses. Now, don't be fooled by the name of the bill, this has virtually nothing to do with preventing children from watching porn. If it was that big of a deal for the parents then they can put up a blocker. Even if they didn't, who cares? It's just porn. Instead of preventing kids from having access to porn this is aimed at taking down piracy and giving the government another way to monitor our Internet. Before you know it the US government will push a bill to allow "The Great Firewall of China" onto Americans and forcing them to listen to the government for everything. People don't like being watched and people like myself really enjoy our right to go online and view all news that's out there without restrictions.
If Lamar Smith is not taken out of office soon he will find more ways to ruin America instead of improving it. He doesn't achieve very much and when he does achieve even the littlest thing he brags about it on his Facebook page. If you're unable to contact him and call him a dick then throw a comment up in one of his Facebook posts!

Thanks for the Lamar Smith quote Weed Quotes!

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