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Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Then they came for the Internet

First they came for trans fats and I did nothing, then they came for light bulbs and I did nothing....now they are coming for the Internet....

From WSJ -- Tomorrow morning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will mark the winter solstice by taking an unprecedented step to expand government's reach into the Internet by attempting to regulate its inner workings. In doing so, the agency will circumvent Congress and disregard a recent court ruling.

Is there any body out there who thinks Obama's FCC can regulate the Internet any better than it regulates itself? This is an unprecedented power grab....that is unless you count Chairman Zero's seizure of the domestic banking and insurance industries, 2 of 3 US auto manufacturers, and the entire health care system....but still. It's the Internet.

The flowery but dishonest canard is that FCC oversight will provide gentle guidelines to make sure users of the Internet get a fair shot at information without being guided by providers who've been paid to do so.

What it's really about is the eventual taxing of every transaction that takes place on the Web. Not only will the US government take a slice of the Internet pie, Obummer wants to cede to the United Nations as well, a piece of every monetary transaction that takes place. Once the FCC establishes that it controls the Internet, it'll be much easier for a future administration to include the UN in the beneficiaries of taxation.

Don't be deceived by the reasonable-sounding jargon they'll use to convince us it's a good idea.....it isn't. If you've never place a call or written a letter to a congressman in your life, this would be a good time to start and tell them to vote NO on Net Neutrality.


David said...

I can only hope there is a plan "B" so we can all abandon the Internet once it's regulated.

ed said...

I hope the new congress has the sense to repeal this idiocy. It's a power grab plain and simple. The Interweb works perfectly without any regulation...what was the problem?