[Rushtalk] Land-Of-The-"Free" and Home-Of-The-"Brave"

Paf Dvorak notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Sat Aug 10 18:28:25 MDT 2013


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>My Fellow Users,
>
>I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit 
>in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten 
>years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul 
>searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could 
>legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. 
>I feel you deserve to know what's going on--the first amendment is 
>supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations like 
>this. Unfortunately, Congress has passed laws that say otherwise. As 
>things currently stand, I cannot share my experiences over the last 
>six weeks, even though I have twice made the appropriate requests.
>What's going to happen now? We've already started preparing the 
>paperwork needed to continue to fight for the Constitution in the 
>Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. A favorable decision would allow me 
>resurrect Lavabit as an American company.
>
>This experience has taught me one very important lesson: without 
>congressional action or a strong judicial precedent, I would 
>_strongly_ recommend against anyone trusting their private data to a 
>company with physical ties to the United States.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Ladar Levison
>Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC
>Defending the constitution is expensive! Help us by donating to the 
>Lavabit Legal Defense Fund 
><https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7BCR4A5W9PNN4>here.
>
>http://lavabit.com/


Paf Dvorak

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"Right and wrong matter more than legal or illegal."
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