HB 139 (Wireless Internet Access Requirements, Chief Sponsor: Bradley M. Daw)
kemotaha at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 08:25:21 MST 2008
I don't want to start a flame war, but the one reason I won't vote for
Ron Paul is that he is an isolationist. I don't think that is the way
to deal with the rest of the world.
That said, I do like a lot of his idea in government like the
elimination of most bureaucracies and others that he has, I (notice this
is my opinion) think that we need a much more engaged way to deal with
just my $.02
On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 23:52 -0700, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> Vote Ron Paul. He wants to eliminate most beaucracies - such as the dept of
> We need someone to go around and eliminate laws, we already have way too
> On 1/23/08, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > My name is Steven, I am one of your constituents, I live in Orem, and
> > after reading HB 139 I am sorry to say I voted for you.
> > This bill, http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillint/hb0139.htm
> > represents the diametric opposite of everything you claim to
> > represent.
> > According to your website http://www.braddaw.com/
> > You claim you are... "Solidly conservative. I believe in limited
> > government, low taxes, property and gun ownership rights.."
> > HB 139 now increases the role of the government, by creating 2 new
> > crimes that will have to go through the court system, and furthermore
> > it deprives property owners of their rights to freely share their
> > property for the betterment of others.
> > This bill is the equivalent of passing a law that says "You must build
> > a 10 foot tall razor wire fence around your property, so that kids
> > cannot play hide and seek in your back yard." In other words, it's a
> > bit silly and impossible to enforce properly.
> > Furthermore you claim you are a, "Technology expert. My profession in
> > computer engineering gives me additional insight into technology
> > issues facing Utah..."
> > If you are a technology expert than you should be well aware of the
> > following facts...
> > #1 Minors can have Credit Cards, every bank gives them out like candy
> > now days, even the local gas station will give you a pre-paid credit
> > Visa or Mastercard for a $5.00 reloading charge.
> > #2 There is no conceivable way to implement this plan i.e. allowing
> > some to connect while disallowing others, while still maintaining an
> > "open" wireless network. What you describe is in fact the exact
> > opposite of open. It is a closed network, where only a few are
> > allowed to connect, and only if they have their "papers". You are in
> > essence saying "no more free and open WiFi in the State of Utah".
> > This will have the effect of making Utah the laughing stock of the
> > nation as other communities begin to build out open wifi
> > infrastructure and reap the benefits of the free flow of information.
> > #3 This bill would effectively kill the community WiFi initiatives
> > such as the one put into place by Salt Lake City and Xmission, that
> > allow for ubiquitous wifi access in downtown Salt Lake, and even areas
> > such as Liberty park.
> > I am not writing this letter to urge you to change your opinion.
> > I am writing this letter to inform you that by sponsoring this bill,
> > you have lost my confidence and my vote.
> > In the future I will work directly against you to make sure that you
> > are not re-elected, since you clearly do not represent the interests
> > of those you claim to serve.
> > You sir are a fraud, and by sponsoring this legislation you have proven
> > it.
> > I am submitting this letter and this information to several local
> > technology group mailing lists, since you are a "technology expert"
> > according to your bio, you know it will become a permanent part of the
> > internet. One that I hope your opponents are able to use against you
> > in the coming elections.
> > Sincerely,
> > Steve
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