I’ve been saying for years that eventually the left will come after the internet. I said they would one day work out that such a free and open means of communication was a danger to them and I was right. US President Barack Obama, IMHO the worst and most extreme left POTUS in that country’s history, is implementing legislation he calls “net neutrality”.
That is 322 pages of regulations expected to become law this Thursday and are incredibly being kept hidden from the public until that event takes place.
Gordon Crovitz at the Wall Street Journal said the so-called “net neutrality” campaign could be called “Obamacare for the Internet,” but that would be “unfair to Obamacare.” Officials say they are based on a 1934 utility regulating plan, and unless Congress or the courts block the rules, “it will be the end of the Internet as we know it,” Crovitz wrote.
Ajit Pai and Lee Goodman, two of the FCC commissioners, wrote that the real reason for the proposed rules is the perception on the part of some that freedom is “a vacuum in need of government control. “The purpose is control for control’s sake. Digital dysfunction must be conjured into being to justify a public-sector power grab.”
I hear nothing from the Republicans on this. Are they really such a collection of hopeless cowards they would allow Obama to ride so incredibly roughshod over the publics’ right to know? This legislation is, as the above commentators point out, completely unnecessary and represents nothing but an attempt by Orwellian bureaucrats and their politician flunkies to kill off a source of irritation to the left. I don’t know this for sure of course, but why else would they want to keep the regulations secret?
That virtually nothing is being done by the Republicans to stop this outrage or even make the new regulations available for public discussion confirms that in the fight for freedom folks, we’re on our own today. In a battle with a huge monolithic force that is increasingly unyielding to public concerns. I can feel the walls closing in more every day.