[ubuntu-us-ut] Concerning House Bill 139
christer.edwards at gmail.com
Fri Jan 25 19:00:51 GMT 2008
http://www.braddaw.com/ - bill sponsor
http://le.utah.gov/~2008/bills/hbillint/hb0139.htm - bill information
discussion has been all over the sllug and plug lists over the past
week. I'm sure you'll find a lot of good information and commentary
on their respective mailman archives:
On Jan 25, 2008 11:52 AM, baens <baensele at gmail.com> wrote:
> From the utah.gov site:
> ~Erik L.
> Benjamin Cardon wrote:
> > Christer,
> > Where can we get more information on this bill and who supports it?
> > BJ
> > On Jan 24, 2008 4:08 PM, Christer Edwards <christer.edwards at gmail.com
> > <mailto:christer.edwards at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > Good afternoon,
> > My name is Christer Edwards. I own property in Orem and have recently
> > learned about House Bill 139. I hope you are able to take a moment
> > and hear how I feel this House Bill will affect us.
> > I'm really disappointed to hear that you are behind house bill 139. I
> > feel this bill would enforce additional government control on a local
> > level, something that I thought you were against. I also believe that
> > our local government has more important things to be concerned with
> > other than enforcing age restrictions on internet usage.
> > I applaud the effort in trying to protect the children of the state.
> > As a father I can only agree that I want my child protected from the
> > potential harms of the internet. I believe, however, that the method
> > is mislead. There are hundreds of legitimate uses of the internet,
> > and enforcing access restrictions should not be placed on our
> > government. Restriction should be a point in family education.
> > Protecting my child from the potential harms of the internet is my
> > concern, and not that of my local government. Efforts should be
> > directed at education and responsibility, other than the direction
> > this bill suggests.
> > I am part of a number of local and state wide technical groups, which
> > I am sure you have recently heard from. I have seen a number of
> > letters to you pass through our discussion lists and I can assure you
> > that many of the people you represent are aware of them. I invite
> > anyone on these lists that has not yet contacted you to do so.
> > I also hope you will consider how this will affect public services,
> > such as Xmissions donated public internet. I believe services like
> > this show how Utah is advancing in the technical community and has
> > been able to successfully deploy an infrastructure like this, where
> > other states and cities have failed. I have made use of this free
> > service and I applaud Xmission for what they have done in downtown and
> > other areas. If this bill were to pass it would effectively remove
> > these services for *all* of us, not just for those that you'd like to
> > protect.
> > I invite you to reconsider the direction of this house bill.
> > Thank You,
> > Christer Edwards
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