A couple of weeks ago I came across a disturbing article in the ‘Public News Service” regarding “net neutrality” and how allowing the FCC to regulate the internet as a utility under the Communications Act of 1934 would somehow benefit “rural” Virginia… nonsense.
Whitney Kimball Coe is an associate for the Center for Rural Strategies and is one of countless “progressive” liberals trying to ride this FCC Trojan horse, if you will, into the sovereignty and privacy our homes. Disguised as the gifts of “expanding broadband” and “closing the digital divide” (whatever that means) she argues that government overseers harmlessly implementing their regulations would simply ensure that “everyone” has “access”.
Ms. Coe also stated unbelievably that ~”we believe it’s a human right.” She continued with ~ “the ability to maintain and to have access to places where you can contribute knowledge, and also gain knowledge, that just seems to be a basic human right at this point. “Wow really?
Tomorrow the FCC will vote on “net neutrality” and we must pay close attention. Mr. Obama, wanting a “free and open” internet; will attempt to leverage the power of that agency by introducing mindless, costly and cumbersome regulations as well as unreasonable licensing requirements upon internet providers and business owners.
This unnecessary and insidious government intervention is being sold as…wait for it, “fairness” and a way to “protect users” whom they say are being harmed by the big bad internet “providers” that act as “gatekeepers”, whatever that means.
A guidance counselor once told me regarding life; “fairness doesn’t exist”. What’s more, in my opinion the peoples’ “protection” should be dependent upon their education and commonsense and not some coddling nanny state that believes they can somehow legislate into existence their version of a Utopian bubble in which we can all live consequences and injury free happily ever after.
I believe the greatest arbiter of “fairness” is capitalism. We should leave it to the “free market”, “private enterprise” and “entrepreneurship” to define success and individual liberty. Allowing the FCC to impose its’ Title II “oversight” will systematically overwhelm the internet and literally choke to death the Internets’ current reality, which is in fact one of being free and open.
The truth is that liberal elites and “progressives” want to force their ideology onto a landscape that continually rejects such thinking. Moreover, they want to control the access and flow of unfiltered “information” because the more “information” one has about the world the more one sees the evidence and understands what is when implemented; the complete failure of the “progressive” philosophy.