Today We Fight Back

Dear Internet, we’re sick of complaining about the NSA. We want new laws that curtail online surveillance. Today we fight back.

Since the first revelations last summer, hundreds of thousands of Internet users have come together online and offline to protest the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance programs. These programs attack our basic rights to connect and communicate in private, and strike at the foundations of democracy itself. Only a broad movement of activists, organizations and companies can convince Washington to restore these rights.

Attend an event in your area.

Ask your representatives the tough questions.

Write to your representative about NSA reform.

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” -Aldous Huxley

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” -Thomas Jefferson

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.” -Clarence Darrow

“When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.” Thomas Jefferson

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” -C. S. Lewis

“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.” -Thomas Jefferson

“Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.” -Edmund Burke

“We must plan for freedom, & not only for security, if for no other reason…only freedom can make security secure” -Karl Popper

“It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.” -Alexander Hamilton

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” -Edward R. Murrow

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.” -Montesquieu

“Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.” Gijs de Vries

“You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.” -Robert A. Heinlein

“A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.” -Crystal Eastman

“Peace without justice is tyranny.” -William Allen White

“Man is not free unless government is limited” -Ronald Reagan

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” -Plato

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy” -James Madison

“You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.” -Tertullian

“Governments never learn. Only people learn.” -Milton



02 2014
  • Jes Stafford