Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tell the federal govenment to leave internet gambling alone

From Campaign For Liberty:

History shows that when government tries to save us from ourselves, the cure is much worse than the disease. It always results in far more government intrusion into our lives and liberty than anyone imagined.

The latest target is Internet gambling.

While the federal government has no interest in shutting down the 1,500 casinos in all 50 states, it has targeted the 2,000 Internet gambling sites.

Please don’t fool yourself into thinking this bill has anything to do with helping people with a “problem.”

It’s about more federal preemption of state laws and more government control over the Internet and what you do.

And it’s about appeasing one well-connected billionaire casino owner who is the driving force behind the legislation.

Arguably, if statists pass the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” (S. 2159/H.R. 4301), they could even shut down a MeetUp site if a couple of members make a friendly wager on a college rivalry football game.

And inside sources say California Representatives Kevin McCarthy (District 23), Ami Bera (District 7), and Scott Peters (District 52) may vote in favor of spying on your Internet activities!

Please call your U.S. senators and U.S. representative at 202-224-3121 right away. Demand they oppose and vote against the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” (S. 2159/H.R. 4301).

Even if you’re not in his district, it is particularly important to contact Representative McCarthy since, as House Majority Leader, he will play an important role in determining this bill’s fate.

You can reach Representative McCarthy’s Majority Leader office at 202-225-4000.

Senator Lindsey Graham is leading the charge on this new radical scheme inside Congress, with “bipartisan” support.

Why can’t they just leave the Internet alone?

Why can’t they just leave YOU and ME alone?

After all we’ve learned about the national surveillance state, we can’t afford yet another bill that would pave the way for federal bureaucrats to increase their spying on Americans’ Internet activities.

So please call Congress and make your voice heard right away!
This bill also tramples on states’ rights by usurping state authority over this issue.

Currently, several states allow Internet gambling, and others are considering it.

But this legislation strips away that sovereignty, giving yet more power to an already obese central government.

If it passes, it will set a precedent for federal nullification of state laws – laws protecting your liberties from Congress and the federal bureaucracy.

It will send a signal that it is open season on your personal liberties.

So it’s imperative you take action right away.

Please call your U.S. senators and your U.S. representative at 202-224-3121 TODAY.

And you can reach Representative Kevin McCarthy’s Majority Leader office at 202-225-4000.

Demand they oppose and vote against the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act.”

In Liberty,

Deb Wells
Senior Director of State Operations

P.S. The “Restoration of America’s Wire Act” (S. 2159/H.R. 4301) is a new radical scheme that would create more federal control over the Internet.

It tramples on states’ rights by stripping away state sovereignty, gives even
more power to an already obese central government, and appeases the well-connected at the expense of all Americans’ liberty.

And California Representatives Kevin McCarthy (District 23), Ami Bera (District 7), and Scott Peters (District 52) are rumored to support this!

It’s imperative you call your U.S. senators and U.S. representative at 202-224-3121. Demand they oppose and vote against the “Restoration of America’s Wire Act.”

Even if you’re not in his district, it is particularly important to contact Representative McCarthy since, as House Majority Leader, he will play an important role in determining this bill’s fate.

You can reach Representative McCarthy’s Majority Leader office at 202-225-4000.


Or you can find your Representatives and your Senators and contact them.

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