A government that is big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything away from you – including your Internet freedom.
It’s bizarre and entertaining to hear people who yesterday were all about allegedly benign and intelligent government interventions suddenly discovering that in practice, what they get is stupid and vicious legislation that has been captured by a venal and evil interest group.
Yeah, no shit? How…how do they avoid noticing that in reality it’s like this all the time?
So here’s a clue: the only way to keep your freedom – on the Internet or anywhere else – is to defend everyone else’s freedom as well, by keeping your government tiny and starved and rigidly constrained in what it can do. Otherwise, the future you’re begging for is SOPAs without end.
Please, read the whole thing. It's short. Via Armed and Dangerous » Blog Archive » SOPA and the oblivious.