The internet is a creation of the free market. It has brought about a revolution in communication, free speech, education, and commerce. The new Obama appointed chair of the FCC, Julius Grenachowski, seems to think this is all small stuff. He believes that, by government decree, it must be made far more “fair,” “open,” and “free.” Of course he does. look at who appointed him.
Here is where he is going with this misnamed idea called “Net Neutrality.” He wants the FCC to be given total power to decide how every bit of data is transferred from the Web to every personal computer and hand held device in the nation. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with freedom. It has EVERYTHING to do with socialism. In short, it is one more Obama government power-grab.
Julius was a classmate of Obama at Harvard. He also previously worked for Chuck Schumer. Net Neutrality has many supporters, among them is Move-On, ACLU, and ACORN. (Red Flags anyone???) There are several major outfits in support of this mistake too, in addition to many members of the House and the Senate. One more time, the controversy is divided pretty much along party lines, with the Proglibs in favor and the Republicans in opposition.
Here is what the new Chair intends to do. Boost FCC authority over broadband providers through a controversial process known as reclassification. The process could give federal regulators the power to impose net-neutrality (there are those words again), which could prevent internet access providers from favoring some content and applications over others. If successful,this venture will establish a massive regulatory regime that will most certainly stile internet growth.
As it stands now, the internet has a wild-west- frontier-anything-goes flavor and we should keep it that way. There is something to be said for keeping the internet out of the hands of “proglib” planners. Case in point, an Obama Czar named Cass Sunstein (University of Chicago Law Professor) fits right in with the wacky loons and crazies Obama has appointed over the months. Google Cass and you will find out just how whacked out he really is. On this net-neutrality scheme, he would “manage” the internet by establishing regulations that ensure all internet users are manditorily exposed to various political viewpoints.
Notice a pattern here. The Obama EPA, realizing that “Cap and Tax” is not going to make it with this congress, and more than likely FOR SURE not going to make it with the next, is busily writing regulations that will essentially accomplish Obama and his Bots desires. That would be TOTAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL by way of explanation for those who live in their parents basements and play with their I-POds. The FCC will attempt this same thing.
There is nothing whatsoever wrong with “thinking out of the box.” The internet is a really big place with lots of room for innovation and experimentation. I would certainly favor that, as would most Americans. Just look how far we have come in such a relatively short period of time. In the final analysis, I think we all know this is all about Obama CONTROL. Include two more Obama pet ideas while we are on this topic because if all boils down to this. The so called “Fairness Doctrine” and “Card-Check” are very much still around…just temporarily on the back burner.
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