Congress is on the run over SOPA, the “Stop Online Piracy Act.” This bill, if passed, will let the President shut down Internet sites without warning. It will enable him to block access to foreign sites. The victims must then go into court to prove that they are innocent. There will be no due process of law.
This monstrosity was expected to sail through Congress. The lobbyists who wrote this bill thought no one would notice. They were wrong.
We are now in the middle of a great blitz by Internet firms to show Congress that this proposed law is an assault on free speech. They are mobilizing the opposition.
Obama is smart enough to have seen what was coming. Last week, his administration warned of a veto. This set back the plans of the promoters.
I have discussed this battle on my GaryNorth.com site. Click through to see what is at stake and what you can do to call a halt to it.