Skip to comments.Internet access is 'a fundamental right' (stupid world of liberals)
Posted on 03/08/2010 10:15:53 AM PST by jbp1
Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests.
The survey - of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries - found strong support for net access on both s.......
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They might just not want access to the internet moderated by a Government. I wonder what the question in the questionnaire was.
CHANGE! Free Wi-Fi across America.
The Treasury will just need a bit more of our money.
[Taxpayer opens wallet and a moth flies out!]
A telephone is a fundamental right also...........if you have the money to pay for the service.
Why are they idiots? And why the “stupid liberals” comment in the headline? Please explain.
I bet almost four in five don’t have internet. That usually makes something a “universal right”.
Others have a fundamental right to your bank account too!
does not jibe with
The survey - of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries
Cherry-picking those at the technological top of the world population is hardly representative of "all people around the world". To wit: almost 4 in 5 people around the world likely have little or no clue what the Internet is, much less why they would have a right to access it (which is an odd notion, as nearly all of human history is devoid of "the Internet").
Is cable television also a universal right?
Too bad that babies don’t have universal rights.
And even universal rights like a freedom of religion are non-existent in nations like Saudi Arabia.
Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition
Right to keep and bear arms
Conditions for quarters of soldiers
Right of search and seizure regulated
Provisions concerning prosecution
Right to a speedy trial, witnesses, etc.
Right to a trial by jury
Excessive bail, cruel punishment
Rule of construction of Constitution
Rights of the States under Constitution
that is the abbreviated bill of rights
you do not have the right to retire, get medical coverage, own a car or house..or internet access.
The Internet is a man made do-hickey. Using it is a privilege, not an inherent right. You may have the right to publish, but not the right to another man’s printing press.
We used to have two phone lines. We had to pay an extra tax because Al Gore believed that poor kids had a fundamental right to internet service in their schools. To be paid for not just by him of course, but by everyone with two lines.
IIRC it was over 7 bucks a month by the time we shut off the second line.
BTW I believe taxpayers foot the bill for a lot of people to have cell phones under some govt program. Another universal right, I guess.
It was (is?) one of Algor’s dreams to put a net-connected laptop in every person’s hands. Naturally it would only access appropriate, tested, known-to-be true information, with no access to lies or contrary ideas. After all the debate is over.
It was Bill Gates’ dream too to put some kind of “durable” tablet computer into the hands of poor children in third world nations.
(A) they need better agriculture there so they aren’t starving
(B) they need to be rid of Socialist dictators who are starving them
(C) I get enough Nigerian banking scheme offers as it is
The Amish don’t use computers widely (you may find one here or there in some operational offices, but as a commuity they don’t use them). They seem to be doing ok.
If he had internet, he’d realize that the neotribalism of Lollapalooza happened in the 1990s, pre-internet.
The government is now claiming you do NOT have a right to retire on the money earned from your years of work.
- Inheritance taxes.
- Raising the “retirement age” to claim your Socialist Insecurity money.
‘you do not have the right to retire”
eh? you mean the govt can require you to work until you die?
Dallas Deb is correct. "Stupid Liberals" is redundant.
Slinky’s should be regarded as a fundamental right too.
The fact that most of the world’s population does not have a Slinky is appalling. No justice, no peace man!
I believe it is my fundamental right to live in a million dollar house er houses (I deserve more than one). I deserve to have a fleet of luxury automobiles and a yacht....and some more things. Yeah, I deserve a lot. Call me a liberal. Liberal..looter...same difference. (smirk)
Back in the late 90s while watching CSPAN I heard a speech by a libtard who stated that commercial sites (actually, she stated that any site that ended in “dot com”) should be banned from the internet since the internet should be a preserve for education and culture. In other words, like PBS.
I would say that unfettered internet access is being something that should be guaranteed much like a free press. Free internet however should never be a right.
i really don’t think this needs explaining
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