Call me jaded, but I haven't really given a damn about voting since I learned about the electoral college in elementary school and happen to think that elected politicians are the equivalent of the jock table in the high school cafeteria (I.e.: most, if not all, rules the rest of us have to follow don't actually apply to them). So it's rare for me to publicly take a stand about anything up for a vote. But y'all know what? I like my internet the way it is.
I've had my work pirated by other sites using my name to draw traffic to their own dot coms and have been powerless to do anything about it. But the intention behind SOPA/PIPA and the power the bill would actually give are two entirely different things.
For the first time in my entire life, I just took the time to contact my senators. If you bypassed the blackout page covering my blog, here's another chance to take five minutes out of your own day and do the same.