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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user ravendta on October 28, 2011 in opposition to S.968 PIPA.
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S.968 PROTECT IP Act of 2011

I am writing as your constituent in the 1st Congressional district of Missouri. I oppose S.968 - PROTECT IP Act of 2011, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

I have watched this government continue to chip away at the rights and freedoms that were once the heart of our nation. I have watched as the documents that were once the foundation of freedom and democracy were shuffled under the rug, repeatedly scratched out and amended until their once liberating and inspirational message became little more than cold commandments of a dictatorship. And I have watched as America, the once proud and loving nation, turned into a caged animal, cowering in fear at the sight of its own shadow.

It cannot be allowed to continue. Do not pass this measure, because doing so would signify the death of the First Amendment, the death of Freedom, and the death of America. And if such a day were to come, no corporation's financial support could save her from her greatest enemy of all: Herself.

Sincerely, Kevin Domenic

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