Skip to comments.U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net 'Fairness Doctrine' [censoring the Internet]
Posted on 04/27/2009 6:34:44 PM PDT by luv2ndamend
Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on sending e-mail
WASHINGTON Barack Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" has advocated a "Fairness Doctrine" for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.
The revelations about Cass Sunstein, Obama's friend from the University of Chicago Law School and nominee to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, come in a new book by Brad O'Leary, "Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech." OIRA will oversee regulation throughout the U.S. government.
Sunstein also has argued in his prolific literary works that the Internet is anti-democratic because of the way users can filter out information of their own choosing.
"A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government," he wrote. "Democratic efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought not be rejected in freedom's name."
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don’t you care about the children?
Direct violation of first amendment,
WTF??? Is this true???
Up yours Cassie!
He can stuff, stuff, stuff it!
If he wants a “fair page” then he should go create something like www.obamafairpage.gov and do his linking there.
This is going to rile the civil libertarians.
1st Amendment? Is that the one where we are supposed to have freedom of speech? Or is that for only people on the left?
We have a constitution???
Is this guy nuts?
Like man, how much of this crap does it take to get Obama laughed out of relevancy?
And they think that people won’t be really ticked off about this? This is supposed to make us more happy and less prone to anger?
Freedom is Slavery!
I see, just like every college campus in America today.
I guess Cass & Cass’ staff will read the e-mail and decide which to send then? /s
Nanny nanny nanny nanny nanny state. Obama needs to be laughed to scorn for picking this putz.
This guy fits right in, don't he.
“”A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government,” he wrote.”
Now he’s going to have to apologize for all the email messages sent by angry Americans. Oh, the unfairness of it all. I’m going to faint.
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