Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Obama's Internet nanny--FCC regulations not needed to 'protect' the Web
Posted on 05/11/2010 10:11:20 AM PDT by jazusamo
The Obama administration refuses to take no for an answer in its desire to control the Internet.
Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals Court for the District of Columbia delivered a unanimous and unambiguous repudiation of the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to dictate how a cable company should run its business as an Internet-service provider. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski responded last week by proposing a "third way" around the court decision: He will redefine the Internet as if it were a telephone.
The FCC, a New Deal relic, derives its current authority from the Telecommunications Act of 1996. At the time the law was enacted, Congress wisely decided to take a hands-off approach to the Internet by creating a new "information service" category explicitly designed to remain free from the tangle of red tape that the agency layers on top of telephone service, cable, broadcast television and radio.
Mr. Genachowski, however, is upset that this plain reading of the statute deprives him of the authority to "safeguard privacy," "empower consumers" and "lower the costs of investment." He seeks to remedy this by imposing new rules on the Internet's network infrastructure. In a rather Orwellian fashion, he claims these regulations would not involve regulating the Internet itself. Mr. Genachowski insists that he has no intention of meddling with online content.
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Well, this is one way to bail out the USPS. No one will pay online if they get taxed to death! Soon everyone will be wiring money or just buying money orders.
Democrats gone wild!
Genachowski is a criminal like the rest of that crooked Obama’s regime. The law means nothing to them, unless we break it.
If they regulate the Internet, how will they pay for it? You guessed it.......more taxes. That tax money will go to the WHO. Surprised?
When we said “Free Speech”, we didn’t mean for you!
Now pay your taxes we need a raise. :)
The FCC itself is unconstitutional since Article 1 Section 8 does not specifically grant Congress the power to regulate communications! The FCC must be abolished!
Just like the Obamacare Bill. The PEOPLE said NO and the evildoer lefties said “We don’t care WHAT you think.
Are we tired of this guy overstepping his bounds yet? Never before in American history has a president been allowed so much power! Enough is far more than enough!
Looks like Genachowskiis nothing more than another thug and tool for Obama.
Yep, Zer0 wants the income from taxes but the Internet is a huge thorn in his side, he can’t control it as it is now.
Yes, but I'm not sure whether he's been allowed the power or has just taken it and dared people to take it back and no one has tried, I believe it's the latter.
This from a previously posted article:
World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes By George Russell
“The World Health Organization is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose billions of dollars in global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray. print email share recommend (19) The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations’ public health arm, is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray.”
This does not look like a coincidence folks!
Thanks for posting. No doubt the UN would love to get their hands on the Internet. The really scary thing about this is Zer0 would probably be all for it as long as he got a piece of the action.
Controlling the Internet is an attempt to shut down communications that enable organized resistance to the communist takeover. Everything is proceeding according to plan in the tyrants play book. It is all so predictable. Is there a “Tyranny for Dummies” book available?
I am really worried that this is just a small piece of a much larger puzzle.
“EDITORIAL: Obama’s Internet nanny—FCC regulations not needed to ‘protect’ the Web”
They are “needed” to throttle dissent.
self ping (FCC Ruling)
I’think he has staffed the balance of power with his goons, so he goes uncontested. A previously unthinkable concept! Perhaps he has overlooked the power of the people. We shall see.
I'm convinced you're both correct.
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