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Forget SOPA and PIPA. Obama Signed ACTA, Rescuing and Weakening Congress Again

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But if the Senate does ratify the agreement, avoiding lobbyist and constituent ire, it will be handing over more power to the Executive branch, further weakening the balance of powers established by the constitution, setting further precedent that reduces true democracy in America. 

Last week, Wikipedia, Google and many other websites took a stand in opposition to SOPA and PIPA. Unless a similar stand is taken, educating the public on ACTA, it is likely that the senate will slip ratification in on some low media visibility late Friday afternoon, or during a day of high media activity that draws attention away from it. 

The next sign of ACTA will be when the Justice Department, responding to a DEMAND by China or some other signatory to ACTA, shuts down a website or forces it to pull an article critical of that country, or of some group in that country -- maybe settlers in Israel or an Islamic group in Malaysia. 

It'll be too late then. 

This is not just about ACTA. It's about the continuing pattern of congressional cowardice -- of members of congress allowing, even handing over to the Executive Branch, powers that should be retained and protected by congress. We've seen it with the Libyan war, the rights of corporations related to corporate personhood, and in countless other examples where Bush and Obama used signing statements to neutralize the will of congress -- of the people's elected officials. It's time for this to stop. 

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The root of this problem is that our representativ... by Ronald J Riley on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:25:56 AM
Your statement "Bush and Obama used signing statem... by Jonathan Huie on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:34:49 AM
Let's keep it in the ballpark and sell some more p... by Ned Lud on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:05:22 AM
that "We the People" choose presidential candidate... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:56:13 AM
Romney self funds from his personal wealthGingrich... by Rob Kall on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 12:55:58 PM
Obama, has proven over, and over, that he is out t... by Steven G. Erickson on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:35:03 AM
The Congress and the media is bought and paid for ... by Robert James on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:43:36 AM
Will ACTA awaken the sleepy left to Obama's tyrann... by Walter J Smith on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:04:05 AM
Plenty of cowardice there too and dare I say acts ... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:48:51 AM
I noted this particular part of the agreement... O... by Ben Buehne on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:09:24 AM
The real concern is that we have Politicians like ... by jason richter on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:22:56 PM
Here in the Middle East, media is abuzz at a Twitt... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:19:19 AM
Pass this on... why aren't the big players adding ... by Carol Brouillet on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 11:02:01 AM