@ nice things, and patriotism
Nice things comment - what are you are 3 and 1/2 :) It is your life, the only people who can take things from you are other people their beliefs and their actions.
Freedom of speech has nothing to do with patriotism, it is a sentient right. Patriotism is the argument that a nation's greater good outweighs a persons personal philosophy, the reason it is the last refuge of the scoundrel is they appeal to it in others to further their own ends.
Solving spam is simple, it revolves around the use of public key encryption, if more people read up and started to secure we would not have email spam. spamhaus if they really wanted to help would advocate this approach not their current one. Their current approach gives them power, better to empower individuals then give more power to any group.
Spam only works because people let it work, admins would be better off letting the spam through for a while, getting people worked up about it outside of IT circles, and then showing them how to authenticate and sign email messages. That way the individual can start to block on signed messages or not, it also makes people far more responsible for their own environments.
And it doesn't affect free speech, what it does is allow people to wear ear defenders if they choose not to hear the free speech.