Net Neutrality: Don’t Let Obama Take Over The Internet [SPECIAL EDITION] by Gary D. Halbert
I have warned in the past that President Obama wants the government to regulate the Internet. Specifically, the Internet would be placed under the control to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)) and be regulated as a “public utility” as a part of what Mr. Obama deceivingly refers to as “Net Neutrality.”
On February 26, the FCC will vote on whether to regulate the Internet. Below is a letter from Senator Rand Paul asking Americans to sign a petition asking the FCC to vote NO on bringing the Internet under federal government control. If you agree, you can click on any of the links in Senator Paul’s letter. [FYI, I’m not a huge Rand Paul fan, but he’s right on this one.]
* Once you sign the petition, the website will ask for a donation, but it is not required.
Here is the letter from Senator Paul:
Big government can’t seem to keep its hands off of anything.
A plan deceivingly referred to as “Net Neutrality,” involves declaring the Internet a “public utility” and gives the FCC the power to decide what Internet service providers can charge and how they operate. This is not only a direct attack on the free market, but it will also result in an increase in Internet access fees for millions of consumers in America. It’s a massive tax on the middle class, plain and simple.
The details are complicated but here’s the truth: If “Net Neutrality” is passed, for the first time ever, the Internet will be under the rule of an antiquated regulation designed for land line telephones. President Obama wants to take something that’s working just fine, and tie it up in red tape–sound familiar? We’ve seen this movie before–it’s called ObamaCare.
The FCC plans to vote on Feb. 26th on whether or not the government should take their usual heavy handed approach to controlling the Internet or do the right thing and leave it alone.
An unregulated Internet has been the single greatest catalyst in history for individual liberty and free markets on the planet. It has created the greatest revolution since Henry Ford invented the Model T.
Let’s get this straight–technology has progressed because it has been driven by a free and open Internet–not because of DC bureaucrats. This latest attempt to regulate the web threatens to interrupt that positive innovation, set the market back, and kill jobs.
A free, flourishing Internet is as important as anything man has ever created. But those freedoms are under assault.
These attempts to regulate the Internet are a direct attack on the freedom of information and an innovative market. The government needs to stay out of the way.
Free markets are worth protecting. Please tell your friends, your families, that there’s nothing neutral about net neutrality. We have to stop this aggressive, invasive, and harmful regulation and we need all the help we can get to do it.
Senator Rand Paul
I very much encourage everyone to participate in the petition to let the FCC know that we do NOT want the government to regulate the Internet. Since the FCC vote is one week from today, I would also encourage you to send this to as many others as you can.
If you have any questions about Net Neutrality, be sure to read the article below. It is written by a Republican member of the FCC who says the proposed regulations run over 300 pages and are anything but neutral.
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