Net neutrality is again a concern to many today, as the FCC (Federal Communications Commission)\’s new net neutrality rules passed yesterday. This could be bad, bad news for net neutrality and internet web freedom as we know it. We\’re not gonna take it, no we ain\’t gonna take it. So say the lyrics of one rock song from a bygone era.
The net neutrality rules and its subsequent passage represent a win for a slick lobbying campaign run by liberal scum activist groups and foundations. The scoundrels. The losers are likely to be consumers who will see innovation and investment chilled by regulations that treat the Internet like a public utility. But let\’s also review what\’s really at stake here: freedom.
What does FCC think they are doing when it comes to net neutrality? Who do they think they are, my owner? My keeper? My ball and chain, for crying out loud? Net neutrality was a movement that began ostensibly to offer net freedom for all. Net neutrality in its proper and properly envisioned form would allow folks like you and me, Plain Jane and John Doe, to express ourselves and our ideas without interference from the likes of the government. Isn\’t this what our founding fathers had in mind for us – freedom?
Now net neutrality has come under attack. Sigh.
Let\’s talk about President Obama\’s role in this scenario, shall we? Mmm k, President Obama claimed to be a supporter of net neutrality. But as we have seen, Mr. O is once again showing himself to be one who talks out of both sides of his mouth, and makes promises he has no intention of keeping. President O has chosen to ignore not only Congress, but also previous court rulings(!) which ruled that the FCC does NOT have the authority to enforce net neutrality. It is, shall we say – limp, in this regards.
The people shall remember Mr. O\’s role in this mess when our web liberties are taken away from us, when we can no longer IM each other without fear of government interception, when we can no longer write blogs without them being taken down or our websites seized by the government. Net neutrality will surely be an issue in the fast-approaching 2012 election.
Can you say, ‘Sarah Palin’?
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