[Rushtalk] Land-Of-The-"Free" and Home-Of-The-"Brave"
notmyname at thatswaytoomuch.info
Sat Aug 10 18:28:25 MDT 2013
>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.
>Owner and Operator, Lavabit LLC
>Defending the constitution is expensive! Help us by donating to the
>Lavabit Legal Defense Fund
"Right and wrong matter more than legal or illegal."
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