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The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet

TechDirt | November 18, 2010

This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What’s really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it’s seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy. There’s very little chance that the bill will actually get passed by the end of the term but, in the meantime, we figured it might be useful to highlight the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet this morning:

  • Patrick J. Leahy — Vermont
  • Herb Kohl — Wisconsin
  • Jeff Sessions — Alabama
  • Dianne Feinstein — California
  • Orrin G. Hatch — Utah
  • Russ Feingold — Wisconsin
  • Chuck Grassley — Iowa
  • Arlen Specter — Pennsylvania
  • Jon Kyl — Arizona
  • Chuck Schumer — New York
  • Lindsey Graham — South Carolina
  • Dick Durbin — Illinois
  • John Cornyn — Texas
  • Benjamin L. Cardin — Maryland
  • Tom Coburn — Oklahoma
  • Sheldon Whitehouse — Rhode Island
  • Amy Klobuchar — Minnesota
  • Al Franken — Minnesota
  • Chris Coons — Delaware

This should be a list of shame. You would think that our own elected officials would understand the First Amendment but, apparently, they have no problem turning the US into one of the small list of authoritarian countries that censors internet content it does not like (in this case, content some of its largest campaign contributors do not like). We already have laws in place to deal with infringing content, so don’t buy the excuse that this law is about stopping infringement. This law takes down entire websites based on the government’s say-so. First Amendment protections make clear that if you are going to stop any specific speech, it has to be extremely specific speech. This law has no such restrictions. It’s really quite unfortunate that these 19 US Senators are the first American politicians to publicly vote in favor of censoring speech in America.

November 20, 2010 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance


  1. Nothing new : same mind set for the “Elite” , same fears and same methodes except now they don’t burn books , they censor the internet .
    The silver line is that it shows clearly one very importnat thing : the Elite is full of fear … Great !!

    See another Human Specie and what will happened to the Elite , read , future shocking .


    Comment by Urod | November 20, 2010

  2. Thanks for publishing the list.


    Comment by Spectator | November 20, 2010

  3. The call to abolish the US Senate has never been more justified and urgent! These are liberal lawyers, and nonetheless war criminals many times over.

    The senate is disproportionate, most are narcissistic dilettantes bucking for the presidency.

    None of them are worthy of respect, and neither is the office itself, it has been disgraced chronically and this is another totally despotic act of wanton High Treason who deserve indictments, convictions and execution under due process of law!

    And I know from where I speak very well, which I do not want to discuss other than to say my record on the hill is better than any sitting Member of Congress.

    BTW, my rage applies to the Executive Branch and US Supreme Court too. I am adamantly opposed to the republic as a form of governance without a doubt and you will join the burial of the rotten public enemy, and be midwives in the birth of a new nation under laws made by popular vote in lieu of handing that power insanely to politicians.


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | November 20, 2010

    • Bill Mitchell –
      If you are opposed to this nation being a Republic, do you endorse mob rule?
      If you wish to reform the the Senate, get on board with those who would recind the XVIIth amendment.


      Comment by RightofRush | November 20, 2010

      • Mob rule is what we got!

        I am advocating Pure Democracy, where we voting nationally to make the public policy decisions and our public laws by direct popular vote.

        A republic is to replace the public with ‘representative government’ a centralization of power in the hands of the few, who work for the few with most of wealth, therefore by definition a plutocracy – rule by wealth.

        Propositions in the form of initiatives and referenda were on the ballot this month in 37 states, what I am calling for activist be bring to fruition is taking it to the national level and ending the wars of aggression, repealing the Patriot act, enacting a great medical program, and otherwise reversing US imperialism and re-concentration of wealth.

        Congress, the court, and white house has again proven to be despotic conspirators in repressing public dissent and demands for social justice and upholding our Rights. To attack the Internet is to attack Freedom of the Press, prohibited by the First Amendment. The republic has impeached itself as an enemy of the constitution, which was immediately amended with the addition of The Bill of Rights. The 9th & 10th supersede all and anything preceding it, meaning Article I, Section I and therefore, as the states have to be in compliance with the US Constitution, the people who voted for propositions in 37 states on November 2nd, were exercising a Right and Power based on those amendments that are sacrosanct.

        The issue is the arrogant mercenary betrayal of our Right to open use of this free press. Copyright is a bullshit excuse, they are trying to hold down valid criticism of their wars, giving trillions to bankers, and continue covering up for Israel on 9/11.


        Comment by Bill Mitchell | November 21, 2010

      • 17th Amendment never ratified by the States.
        So, conserve your effort.
        The D.C. Satinists just inserted it in their
        copy of our Constitution. All states should
        call in their senators and replace them. This
        might be the only way to get “CHANGE”. Same
        for 16th Amendment-never ratified.


        Comment by Ron Thomson | November 21, 2010

  4. Isn’t limiting the 1st amendment rights a violation of the Constitution, and of the 1st amendment, and thus illegal and a crime against the Constitution?

    If this is the case then these 19 Senators criminals, and fit for removal from the Senate, or at least fit for being prosecuted by the DoJ and the Courts……


    Comment by Adrian Masters | November 20, 2010

    • Yes they are guilty conspiring unconstitutionally under oath to support it, as the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary!

      It is totalitarianism in our face. The enemy within, nothing has changed from Bush Jr but the acquiescence of a few former posturing liberals who have lost their scruples under the new regime.

      Where are the Article of Impeachment for Obama of torture, assassinations, and covering-up on 9/11 and the looting the country as a Robin Hood in reverse, taking from the many struggling to eat and keep a roof over their families head; to the greater enrichment upper 2% with cutbacks in Social Security and Food Stamps!

      Obama is a fascist imperialist war criminal, in fact the whole executive branch is, and the congress by omission and commission to uphold the ‘checks and balances’ of power by going along with the president creating commissions to replace the legislative process on extending the tax brake for the top 2% with 75% of the national income.

      I am without ‘representation’ in the federal government, and would be regardless of where I lived, for they are proven pro Plutocrats, war criminals, and conspirators in aiding and abetting the criminal chain conspiracy behind 9/11.


      Comment by Bill Mitchell | November 21, 2010

  5. They want the emergence of the New World Order, So let them be judged by the same. Do away with petty laws and useless officials.


    Comment by Randall | November 20, 2010

  6. It’s now official – there’s been no actual shortage of Holocaust Survivors:

    Quote from The Holocaust Industry by Norman G. Finkelstein of the City University of New York, published by Verso in the year 2000:

    ‘The Israeli Prime Minister’s office recently put the number of “living Holocaust survivors” at nearly a million.’ (page 83)


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  7. Interesting arithmetic – the incredible numbers

    Have a look at a typical account by one of the seemingly endless number of survivors: Olga Lengyel’s Five Chimneys: a woman survivor’s true story of Auschwitz (Granada/ Ziff-Davis, 1947, 1972).

    According to Lengyel, ‘After June, 1943, the gas chamber was reserved exclusively for Jews and Gypsies.. Three hundred and sixty corpses every half-hour, which was all the time it took to reduce human flesh to ashes, made 720 per hour, or 17,280 corpses per twenty-four hour shift. And the ovens, with murderous efficiency, functioned day and night. However, one must also reckon the death pits, which could destroy another 8,000 cadavers a day. In round numbers, about 24,000 corpses were handled each day. An admirable production record, one that speaks well for German industry.’ (Paperback edition, pp80-81). [No trace of any remains of or in ‘death pits’ has been found.]

    This implies almost 100,000 corpses per four working days, or a million in 40 days, or six million in 240 days (eight months). Notice the bald precision of the figures without any explanation, the utter confidence in the reader’s credulity.

    The blurb on the cover of the book quotes the New York Herald-Tribune: “Passionate, tormenting”. Albert Einstein, the promoter of the US construction of the bombs used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is quoted as offering “You have done a real service by letting the ones who are now silent and most forgotten speak.”

    Could this claim be a misprint?

    Kitty Hart, in spite of her name a Jewish survivor born in Poland, fully confirms these figures:

    ‘Working around the clock, the four units together could dispose of about 18,000 bodies every twenty-four hours, while the open pits coped with a further 8,000 in the same period.’ (p 118; Return to Auschwitz – paperback edition by Granada (1981, 1983).

    According to the cover blurb, ‘The subject of the award-winning Yorkshire television documentary of the same name.’ ‘Both engaging and harrowing…an important addition to the growing holocaust literature, very little of which conveys so courageously both the daily torment and the will to survive’ – Martin Gilbert, The Times.


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  8. Elie Wiesel vs Encyclopaedia Britannica

    Wiesel has been one of the most prominent spokesmen for the very sizable group of people known as Holocaust survivors. Wiesel has chaired the US Holocaust Memorial Council and has been the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Peace Prize..

    Time Magazine, March 18 1985:

    ‘How had he survived two of the most notorious killing fields [Auschwitz and Buchenwald] of the century? “I will never know” Wiesel says. “I was always weak. I never ate. The slightest wind would turn me over. In Buchenwald they sent 10,000 to their deaths every day. I was always in the last hundred near the gate. They stopped. Why?”

    Compare this with Encyclopaedia Britannica (1993), under ‘Buchenwald’:

    “In World War II it held about 20,000 prisoners.. Although there were no gas chambers, hundreds perished monthly through disease, malnutrition, exhaustion, beatings and executions.”


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  9. I’ve checked out the six volumes of Churchill’s Second World War – not a single mention of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

    Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; Churchill’s Second World War totals 4,448 pages; and De Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages.

    In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find no mention either of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010


    One of the vast number of ridiculous tales:

    Sixty-five years ago, infamous Auschwitz doctor Josef Mengele removed Yitzhak Ganon’s kidney without anesthesia. The Greek-born Jew swore never to see a doctor again — until a heart attack last month brought his horrific tale into the open.

    Ganon had to lie down on a table and was tied down. Without any anesthetics, Mengele cut him open and removed his kidney. “I saw the kidney pulsing in his hand and cried like a crazy man,” Ganon says. “I screamed the ‘Shema Yisrael.’ I begged for death, to stop the suffering.”

    After the “operation,” he had to work in the Auschwitz sewing room without painkillers.


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010


    “Why would any writer make up stories about the Holocaust?

    The most recent case is Herman Rosenblat, the twinkly-eyed American pensioner who came forward with a story so magical that it lifted the heart of every cynic in New York. As a young boy in Buchenwald, he said, he strolled daily along the perimeter fence to meet a little girl on the outside. She would toss him a shiny apple and in so doing gave him the hope – and the vitamins – to carry on.

    Decades later, as he wrote in Angel at the Fence, which very nearly got published earlier this year, he randomly met a woman in New York who had also fled post-war Europe. As they talked, Herman decided that she must be the apple girl. They went on to fall in love and marry.

    When his story came out, via appearances on Oprah, it was easy to debunk: anyone approaching the perimeter fence would immediately have been shot. Rosenblat had been promised a comfortable retirement on the proceeds of his late-flowering career as a memoirist, and his claim that he was only trying to spread a little hope with his story fell on deaf ears.”


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  12. Dirty Little Secrets – The Hidden, Awkward Origins Of World War 2


    The unexpected views of four key diplomats who were close to events

    Just consider the following:

    Joseph P. Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to Britain during the years immediately preceding WW2 was the father of the famous American Kennedy dynasty. James Forrestal the first US Secretary of Defense (1947-1949) quotes him as saying “Chamberlain (the British Prime Minister) stated that America and the world Jews had forced England into the war”. (The Forrestal Diaries ed. Millis, Cassell 1952 p129).

    etc etc


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  13. Gordon Duff: “As many as 90% of those claiming to be Holocaust survivors may be frauds..”


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  14. Demything Zion – Professor Arthur Butz

    Arthur Butz MSc (MIT), PhD (Minnesota), professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Northwestern University in Illinois, wrote a groundbreaking technical and historical analysis and refutation in his book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century (1977).

    He gives a wonderful example of the seemingly endless contradictions and ironies evident throughout the entire ‘official’ historiography of the Holocaust.

    He quotes Martin Gilbert’s ‘long and copiously annotated study’ Auschwitz and the Allies:

    ‘Between May 1942 and June 1944, almost none of the messages reaching the west had referred to Auschwitz as the destination of Jewish deportees, or as a killing centre. Nor had the name of Auschwitz made any impression on those who were building up what they believed to be an increasingly comprehensive picture of the fate of the Jews.’ (p 340).

    He compares this with the contention of Walter Lacquer in his ‘shorter but also copiously annotated study’ called The Terrible Secret (1980). Lacquer explains that mass exterminations at Auschwitz could not have been concealed, noting that Auschwitz was a ‘veritable archipelago’, that ‘Auschwitz inmates.. were, in fact, dispersed all over Silesia, and.. met with thousands of people’, that ‘hundreds of civilian employees .. worked at Auschwitz’, and that ‘journalists travelled in the General Government [German-controlled Poland] and were bound to hear’, etc. (Lacquer p22-25).

    Butz says, ‘I have no quarrel with such observations, as I have made them myself, and on the basis of essentially the same considerations [Butz (1977) pp87f, 92ff].. ..Now the reader of Gilbert, Lacquer and Butz can make a very simple determination. He is being told that (a) in the period May 1942 to June 1944, those interested in such matters had no information of mass gassings at Auschwitz and (b) mass exterminations at Auschwitz could not have been concealed from the world for any significant length of time. The reader.. should assume both claims to be true: There was no information of mass gassings at Auschwitz during the relevant period, and mass gassings could not have been kept secret. Therefore, there were no mass exterminations at Auschwitz.’ (Butz, Context and Perspective in the ‘Holocaust’ Controversy, in the Journal of Historical Review Winter 1982 pp385-386.).


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010


    Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a speech in Washington in 1975 had this to say of the Soviet system which was deemed worthy of recognition as one of ‘our’ Allies fighting ‘for Democracy’ against the ‘Dictators’ in WW2:

    “This was a system which, in time of peace, artificially created a famine causing SIX MILLION PERSONS to die in the Ukraine between 1932 and 1933. They died on the very threshold of Europe. And Europe and the world didn’t even notice it. SIX MILLION PERSONS!” (Alexander Solzhenitsyn Speaks to the West (1978) p 16)

    Why are these people and their fate generally unknown in western countries?

    Roosevelt’s ally Joseph Stalin was supreme dictator of Russia for almost a quarter of a century, from 1929 until his death in 1953. Soviet Russia under Stalin was a despotic police state that relied on internal espionage and terror.

    Stalin’s first Five-Year Plan, before WW2, sought to bring about the ‘collectivization of agriculture’ in accordance with Marx’s Communist Manifesto. When Communism was imposed on Russia, the small farmers known as kulaks, as private property owners, stood in the way. In 1929 Stalin called for ‘the liquidation of the kulaks’, and their small family farms, animals, implements and crops were declared to belong to the state. “Trotsky, Zinoviev and Kamenev (all Jews) had always argued that the peasant would never surrender enough food voluntarily and must, if need be, crushed” (Paul Johnson A History of the Modern World (1983) p 268). The army and secret police were used to enforce the policy. All peasants who resisted were treated with violence – an enormous number were killed or sent to exile in remote areas in the frozen north or the desert steppes. Rather than give up their animals, many peasants killed and ate them. As a result, the number of farm animals in the Soviet Union was catastrophically reduced. The peasants stopped farming.

    After a while, the cities started running out of food. Orders were given for grain to be confiscated from the peasants. Those caught trying to reserve food for their families were ‘severely dealt with’. By the winter of 1932-3, virtually no food was left in the countryside. By early March 1933, ‘death on a mass scale really began’. The main farming areas of Russia, particularly in the Ukraine, were utterly devastated. It was a time of great and terrible hunger, a catastrophic man-made famine.

    Eugene Lyons was sent to Russia in 1928 as United Press chief correspondent. Arriving as an enthusiastic communist, he experienced the catastrophe at first hand. He described the ‘famine’ in his book Assignment in Utopia (1937):

    “Hell broke loose in seventy thousand Russian villages.. A population as large as all of Switzerland’s was stripped clean of all their belongings.. They were herded with bayonets at railroad stations, packed indiscriminately into cattle cars and freight cars and dumped weeks later in the lumber regions of the frozen North, the deserts of central Asia, wherever labor was needed, there to live or die..”.

    The famine alone is estimated conservatively to have caused 6 million deaths, almost half of them children. Other millions died from the killings and sickness as a result of the deportations.

    Lyons, himself Jewish, credits the Jewish commissar Lazar Kaganovich with the major portion of responsibility for this major crime against humanity:

    “Lazar Kaganovich… it was his iron hand that applied Bolshevik mercilessness.” (Lyons, p 578). The Encyclopaedia Britannica says tersely, “(Kaganovich) was one of the small group of Stalin’s top advisors pushing for very high rates of collectivization after 1929.. Within the Politburo, Kaganovich.. led the opposition to Kirov’s proposed concessions to the peasantry and to his attempts to relax the harshness of Stalin’s control..”

    Kaganovich died at the ripe old age of 98 in 1991 (Encl. Brit.), ethnically safe from pursuit by the Israeli secret service, the Simon Wiesenthal organization and the New York media-intelligentsia. Shhhh!!!


    Comment by James | November 21, 2010

  16. It is time by Constitutional amendment we turn the senate into an upper house of advisors with no voting politcal clout since they have become a millionaire’s club who no longer represent the American people, but the corporate state.


    Comment by J. Glenn Evans | November 21, 2010

  17. 1913…the year the 16th AND 17th Amendments were passed! Considering how difficult it is to pass an Amendment to the Constitution, might these two have been the precursors to the eventual dissolution of our Republic? Enslave the people with a labor tax and destroy the independence, and will, of the various States by removing their “representatives”!

    Technically speaking, these people will have a pretty rough time trying to “censor” the internet. The key here is “DNS”…remember that acronym…it’ll help you to discover just how ignorant these politicians really are! Also, has anyone of them ever heard of anonymous proxy servers? I use several that allow me to anonymously surf the internet…and my ISP has no idea where I’m going as it’s all encrypted from my computer to the anonymous proxy server (based in several different countries). They can see the traffic I’m generating, but they’re clueless as to what’s going on as it’s all encrypted!

    James…good job! Knowledge is the key:


    Comment by jerry | November 21, 2010

  18. Hmmm
    Instead of letting the discussion by hijacked by the fake halocaust industry lets stay focused on the internet censorship. It is interesting to note that the majority of the Senators voting to take away our free speech are not only Jewish but Zionists and Isaeli firsters as well. Why does the Jewish community want to cut off the internet? Simple; it is the internet that has unmasked the crimes against humanity that Israel has committed against the Palestians. It is the Internet that has allowed the world to plainly see that Israel was involved directly with 9-11. It is the internet that told us that the Israelis stole nuclear weapons grade plutonium in the 1960’s to jumpstart the nuclear weapons program. And of course good old Uncle Sam has been caught lying, cheating, stealing, toturing, murdering etc., and documented on the Internet the FEDS want the internet shut off as well. This is not just fascist-it is flat out illegal and unconstitutional.


    Comment by DDearborn | November 21, 2010

  19. Excellently stated DDearborn.

    I must add another key expose’ that has been repressed on all of websites on the intended false-flag attack on the USS Liberty by Israel during the 6 Day War in June 1967.

    Had the USS Liberty sunk as planned, the two US A4 jets launched from the aircraft carrier the USS America in the Mediterranean would have dropped hydrogen bombs on Cairo, Egypt.

    The source is BBC Documentary: ‘Dead In The Water’ that runs 68 minutes, with the sequence on the nuclear bombing attack documented 24 minutes into the video.:

    Understand the then President Lyndon B. Johnson was a Zionist asset and co-conspirator with Israel in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and later his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, then US Senator from New York about to get the nomination and presumptive next president who might have taken covert reprisals against Israel. One good clue is that the patsy was a Palestinian.


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | November 21, 2010

  20. Sorry about going off-topic, but the reason for it was EXACTLY because of the number of faux jews on that committee!

    Here’s the link I was referring to concerning their inability to do what they are trying to do:


    Comment by jerry | November 21, 2010

  21. I will keep this list for reference in the future.


    Comment by denmason | November 21, 2010

  22. glad to see that Russ Feingold lost after seeing his name on here…


    Comment by John Thomson | November 21, 2010

  23. Try this one as well. Put out a bill to LOWER the election deposit for candidates who wish to run for any level of government to $USD1.00 from whatever it currently is.

    Then see which senators support or not support this bill which will make running for election an equally respected right as that to VOTE.

    You will also immediately identify the PLUTOCRATS among the entire Senate and in Parliament. This is a kind of acid test to weed out the parasites from those truly serving America.

    Then the other bill to test them would be to require all Senators, Governors, Mayors etc. who have declared assets of more than USD$20 million and above to STOP taking salaries.

    See who ratifies and who does not.


    Comment by AgreeToDisagree | November 21, 2010

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  25. This is just wrong, and not what America was founded on. They have NO right to even think they could do this. And if the American people don’t start standing up for our rights, we will lose them all one by one.


    Comment by Brian | November 22, 2010

  26. […] The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet This is hardly a surprise but, this morning (as previously announced), the lame duck Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to move forward with censoring the internet via the COICA bill — despite a bunch of law professors explaining to them how this law is a clear violation of the First Amendment. What’s really amazing is that many of the same Senators have been speaking out against internet censorship in other countries, yet they happily vote to approve it here because it’s seen as a way to make many of their largest campaign contributors happy. There’s very little chance that the bill will actually get passed by the end of the term but, in the meantime, we figured it might be useful to highlight the 19 Senators who voted to censor the internet this morning: […]


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  27. Well I am surprised that my Senator voted to censor the itnernet and I will be sure to remember this in the future. The internet belongs to the world and parents need to censor their own children. The internet is not a babysitter anymore than a movie theatre is. Also , if the politicians cant stand the heat in the kitchen, they need to get out!!!!


    Comment by marlio | November 22, 2010

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    Comment by ibnu fulan | November 26, 2010

  29. Well, I see that JOhn Coryn,( who I think wants to run for president eventually, most likely, imo,) voted for this diasterous, dastardly, unconstitutional, food safety bill. I will remember his vote, when his next election takes place.


    Comment by marlio | December 4, 2010

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