The Clause included in this bill is not only wrong but unconstitutional. Wikileaks is not a hostile organization set out to destroy America but is simply a publisher. Julian Assange is nothing other than an Australian journalist. The problem with this clause is simple, once it is passed, it will do the following:
- speech and free press are consitutional rights and once you violate the First Amendment, it is easier to continue. Julian Assange is a publisher and a journalist, nothing more.
- By impeding free press, soon free speech will follow for all citizens as they begin to indoctrinate what we are allowed to say.
- Once this happens, all Constitutional rights will begin to disappear and we will soon lose our freedom.
- If we prosecute Wikileaks for their publications, any media organization who has published must also be prosecuted. This is the beginning of tyranny on the part of the government.
He has been called a spy so they can bring him here under the Espionage Act of 1917. However, the definition is as follows: work for a government or other organization by secretly collecting information about enemies or competitors.
Julian operates Wikileaks. He is the founder, editor and publisher of these documents. He does not obtain these documents on his own. Whistleblowers and leakers bring them to him. Just like at the NY Times and the Washington Post. So if you arrest and prosecute Assange under any act, you must also do so to other media organizations that have released similar publications. Soon, you would have to jail every journalist and publisher for what they publish and then we are no longer a Republic. The government then truly is Big Brother from 1984.
Do not say “Yes” to this bill until this clause is removed. The people of the United States are tired of the violation of their Constitutional Rights and will begin voting those out who are encroaching on these rights. We The People are fed up with Congress people who do nothing to help us. We will be watching to see who supports our freedom.
A Concerned Citizen