While we never need additional examples of why liberals should never be allowed power again, the political theater that will happen at the FCC today is just another reason why liberals should not be allowed to control the government.
Today, the FCC majority (three liberals vs. two Republicans) will impose “Net Neutrality” on the Internet.
From the beginning telecom companies have opposed this policy, because it is a bad idea. Conservatives have opposed this for the same reason. This idea is so bad, even congress would not enact it.
Enter liberal wannabe dictator, FCC Commissioner Julius Genachowski. He tried once before to impose “net neutrality.” The result? The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals shot him down in flames.
What would a conservative do in his place? A conservative would realize that only congress, not some unelected bureaucrat, has the power to enact laws. You would think even a liberal might learn after being shot down in court, that perhaps this is an idea that should not see the light of day. Maybe he should pay attention to the constitution.
No, not the petty, wannabe dictator Genachowski. He is going to shove “net neutrality” down our throats.
Hopefully, this will end up in court and he will be slapped down again.
But litigation takes time and is never a sure thing.
Here is a better idea. After January 4, the GOP will control the House of Representatives. The House controls the power of the purse. Let’s simply defund the FCC.
This idea is, of course, far from simple. The FCC is one government agency that actually has a worthwhile mission and actually does something important. Defunding the FCC is a radical idea, but it is basically a game of chicken. Would either the FCC cave and reverse those rules or would the Senate agree to a law that wipes out “net neutrality?”
Either way, let’s say game on and find out.
And if there is an available banana republic that needs a dictator, we have the perfect candidate. He even has prior experience, trying to be the dictator at the FCC.
When Congress comes back in January, we need to start calling to de-fund this new take over. We should also ask that they de-fund all the czars. that would put a dent into what obama plans to do.
We also need to have S510 (It passed) stopped. This is the start of the food and farmers. There is also another bill in the works that target the water. They want any standing or trickling water to be governed by the government. It is bill S-787
It is amazing how obama has planned on taking us to a dictatorship.
It appears that many of you do not realize that net neutrality is protecting consumers from telecom companies who may deny access by pricing out users.
The principle advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers and governments on content, sites, platforms, the kinds of equipment that may be attached, and the modes of communication.
The principle states that if a given user pays for a certain level of Internet access, and another user pays for the same level of access, then the two users should be able to connect to each other at the subscribed level of access."
Lynn, the idea you expressed is the old time ruse the FCC is using to slowly take control of the internet. It’s the same old trick, “we’re the government and we’re here to help you.” Please wake up and smell the coffee; you must be under 25 J That’s a good age but believe me, this “help the consumer” trick has been played by the federal government for over 50 years. They have no interest in helping the market place be “fair” to you. Forget that! It is the same old con game. Think about this: did it take the government to make us a free and prosperous nation? No, it took the American people continually fighting to keep government out of our lives which made us free and prosperous. Government only regulates, restricts, consumes, taxes, and wages war. They are good at that! Keep them away from the internet; the last frontier of a free market. Have a happy new year.