Thanks for your suggestion Fede.
I haven't had a chance to discuss it with David Snyder as yet but to be honest, it doesn't have my support.
I tend to believe there is far greater efficacy if individual US-based members write to their representatives and non-US members write to their ministers for foreign affairs to exert pressure on the US political system to halt the passage of the Bill.
I also think that in the scheme of things Dhamma Wheel is 'small potatoes' and that if we were to shut down for the day it would in all probability go unnoticed except for our members. What we do here by providing access to the Dhamma to those who are interested and providing inspiration and companionship on the path for practitioners is far more valuable than to be involved in political activity that has questionable benefits.
And by saying that I do not in any way seek to diminish member's genuine concerns regarding SOPA.
If, however, there is a growing consensus within the mod team and David wishes to participate then we may get involved.
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