Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Big Government....

FCC Overreach
Posted 01/15/2010

Regulation: The Federal Communications Commission's urge to put a government collar on the Web is a prime example of tone-deafness. Is anyone inside the Beltway aware of China's meddling with Google?

Government officials won't admit that their urge to issue orders to ISPs is a power grab. Rather, they frame the issue as a matter of consumer protection.

"I am absolutely certain that consumers expect protection against gatekeeper control," said Commissioner Michael Copps, a Democrat. "That's why we need to move forward with whatever tools we have at our disposal to ensure an open Internet."

Does Copps not understand that the Web would no longer be open once government steps in? A third party of lawmakers and bureaucrats will be an occupying force. Policies will be made in the halls of government and they will be based on politics, hardly an advancement for such a key resource as the Internet. To say the FCC will "open" the Web by violating ISPs' right to determine how their property is used is to pervert the language.

Here they come...

Healthcare, cap & tax, card-check, and internet power grab...

When will we fight back...?

How far will we let them push us...?

When will we say, that's too far...?

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