Houston Issues "Cease & Desist" to Stop Citizens Communicating With Their GovernmentCity officials decry “excessive number of e-mails”
Paul Joseph Watson
Mar. 05, 2014
The City of Houston has issued a “cease and desist” order to prevent its own citizens from contacting their government in order to lobby for the introduction of Uber, a mobile phone-enabled taxi ordering service.
Attempting to tackle the problem of city officials bowing to the demands of taxi/limo companies who fear the threat of competition that Uber will bring, the company invited Houston residents to fill in a petition and send it to city managers encouraging them to consider the introduction of Uber’s service.
The city of Houston responded by issuing a cease and desist order demanding that Uber stop asking Houston residents to contact their own elected representatives.
From: Feldman, David M. -- LGL Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 8:46 AM“It’s ridiculous for Feldman to argue that citizens contacting their own elected officials is a form of harassment and somehow illegal. And, of course, the end result of this is that it just drives that much more attention to the issue (and probably even more emails),” writes TechDirt’s Mike Masnick.
Such behavior is also likely to exacerbate mounting frustration amongst Americans that government at all levels is more unresponsive and less representative than ever before.
Many have joked that the only part of the government which actually seems to be listening is the NSA, and the actions of Houston city officials in this case will do little to change that perception.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Infowars.com and Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a host for Infowars Nightly News.