Does the NSA’s surveillance of online activity and phone calls get you all riled up? Does this expansion of the Patriot Act make you feel like America is moving one step closer to becoming one of the “corrupt” governments that it so willingly condemns elsewhere in the world?
If so, it’s time to tell them what’s what.
If you’ve got a website or a blog, I suggest you join the protest organized by Fight For the Future, which is already seeing participation from thousands of websites including Mozilla, WordPress, 4chan, and MoveOn. For more precise information on the movement, check out the TechCrunch article found here.
From Fight For the Future’s website:
The Internet Defense League is a network of websites that sound the alarm whenever there is a huge threat to the free and open Internet, or an opportunity to make it better. Get the code for your site (you can choose between a banner or a modal) add it to your site’s HTML, and take a stand for the 4th Amendment this July 4th.
Follow this link here for the code to add their message to your website or blog.
Tomorrow, when you get up to celebrate the birth of our great nation, a nation based on freedom, tell the government to back off. Join in the movement by posting the text of the 4th Amendment on your blog or website or lampposts and fire hydrants and anything else you can get your hands on. Call your congressional representatives and let them know how you feel. They’re already listening; it’s time to make ourselves heard.
Remind the Federal Government that this is America, the Land of the Free, where we are supposed to be able to say whatever we want without fearing government surveillance.