The Internet is the last true bastion of free and open communication in the world, Unlike the mainstream media, your get to select your ‘point of view” on a particular issue. Broadcast media is highly regulated by the government, phones both wired and cellular are also controlled by the FCC. The internet is the only medium where the government cannot control what is said and how it is said. Without the internet, for example, we would have never known that most of the country was against Obamacare. Without the internet, the nascent movement against the despotic Iranian regime would have been swept under the rug.
Net neutrality being pushed by the FCC as a way to regulate free speech on the internet. In typical political double speak we are being told that neutrality will support internet freedom, but don’t be fooled, net neutrality is designed to move American down the road to the ultimate goal of Government control of internet content.
Congresswoman Michele Bachamnn describes network neutrality this way:
“So whether they’re attacking conservative talk radio, or conservative TV or whether it’s Internet sites, I mean, let’s face it, what’s the Obama administration doing? They’re advocating net neutrality which is essentially censorship of the Internet. This is the Obama administration advocating censorship of the Internet. Why? They want to silence the voices that are opposing them. Despite the fact that they continue to have much of the mainstream media still providing cover for all of these dramatic efforts that the Obama administration is taking. So they’re very specifically and pointedly going after voices that they see are effectively telling the truth about what the Obama administration is trying to do.”
There is bi-partisan support in congress opposing net neutrality, so the FCC is considering reclassifying the Internet as a Title II telecommunications service in order to enact Net Neutrality and other regulations. In other words, just like the EPA and carbon taxes, the Administration’s position is “the people be dammed, we are going to do this on our own.” They are looking to go around congress and regulate internet free speech on their own. The FCC recently postponed their decision till after the mid term elections (surprised?).