You know, I really don't like politics. I would be happy to ignore the whole political scene forever. However, it has a way of intruding itself on my life. For example, I want to eat a nourishing healthy diet. This simple desire seems to often be at odds with government subsidies and government laws and regulations. One example: Small farms seem to be threatened over and over again by the laws our country attempts to put into place.

 

But the SOPA and PIPA bills could be a new type of threat. They are a threat to both freedom of speech and the freedom to hold a difference of opinion with the government on what is healthy.

 

NauralNews.com reports, "The proposed law contains a specific provision — section 105 — which allows the U.S. government to shut down websites it claims 'endanger public health.' Given that NaturalNews openly and repeatedly advocates things like natural sunlight and vitamin C — both of which the government has said are dangerous — our website could be seized by the government under SOPA."

 

Many websites, from huge sites like Wikipedia to a great number of natural, healthy-living websites, went "dark" yesterday to protest these dangerous bills. I am so glad that people are taking a stand against these bills, and I would encourage everyone to make it known to your representatives if you also disagree with the nature of the bills. If you want a great, fast way to understand what the bills are about and what problems they create, watch the above video. It's an excellent overview.

 

Do the SOPA and PIPA bills threaten freedom of speech for green-loving consumers?
Yesterday, hundreds of websites joined the online blackout in protest of the SOPA and PIPA bills, which they feel are a threat to freedom of speech, including t