Yesterday was the black out day in protest of SOPA. I didn’t go black because I’m not fond of the type of protests where you basically stop doing what you are protesting to protect. I prefer the education route. Maybe it’s my introverted personality, but when I see huge protests, it turns me off. Yes, I know in the past they have been successful. I’m not doubting that. But today, there are so many paid protesters that I believe the protest has lost it’s umph. But I digress…
Back to the issue at hand….SOPA. I am against it. I’m not going to give you all my reasons why because you need to decide for yourself whether you believe it is good or bad. Do the research. As with everything, there are two sides. I don’t take anything at face value. I’m not against SOPA because Wiki went black yesterday and says I should be against it. I’m against it because I have done my research and I don’t like what I see.
Do The Research
I’m not even going to give you links. Go to Google, Bing, Yahoo and any other search engine and put in “SOPA.” You will get enough information to read for the next few weeks. The biggest problem with our country is that some people just believe everything they see or hear. Just because someone said or wrote it doesn’t make it true. It’s not even true JUST because someone studies it and says the statistics say it is so. Research and gather information and then make a decision based on what you know and what you feel.
I’m a passionate person. When I need to make a decision, I research it thoroughly. I read about every side and everyone’s opinion and the “facts.” Then, I sit with it for a while (if I have the time.) At the end, I go with my gut and most of the time, my gut is right.