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My latest Letter to Sue

April 27, 2006

Dear Representative Myrick,

Why are you trying to take away the internet from your consitutents? Do the working class families you represent, trying to ensure their kids have a relevant education, have, in a time or rising gas prices, the money to pay extra fees for the Internet? Many of them are now locked into usurious deals with pay by the week companies just to have acccess to computers in their homes.

How can they afford to fully participate in an internet which charges tolls for things like streaming video, downloading music, posting up blogs and using search engines. There is talk about a digital divide now, and how it’s been declining. This would create a digital Berlin Wall, forever closing off access to the internet for
millions, and especially the people you serve.

Your support for this bill, could, while making some of the richest companies in America richer, condemn your consitituents to a permanent second class citizenship, where they are unable to access the full internet. Which will mean a permanent loss of opportunity. Their schools could not afford the fees, their libraries would have to cut book purchases to increase the profits of AT&T and Verizon, leaving the poorest and hardest working Americans without the ability to pull themselves up by their bootstraps in a ditigally segregated America.

After fighting to end Jim Crow in the real world, why would you let a corporation reimpose it in the digital world, by creating an economic system online which would leave your consitutents in a permanent second class.
Stolen/borrowed/copied from http://stevegilliard.blogspot.com/

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