Skip to comments.Michelle Obama says internet access should be 'universal right'
Posted on 03/23/2014 9:14:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Michelle Obama has declared that access to the internet should be a universal right, in a rare and controversial foray into the world of international politics during a cultural visit to China.
The US first lady, who is on a week-long trip to the communist state with her daughters and mother, risked upsetting her hosts in Beijing by declaring access to information as a birthright. During a speech at Peking University's Stanford Centre, she called for greater freedoms while refraining from a direct attack on the controls over information in China.
The so-called "great firewall of China" blocks access to internet sites deemed sensitive, while a vast censorship machine swiftly deletes content considered objectionable. Twitter and Facebook are both blocked.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
The Internet is a Universal Right. Therefore all subjects must purchase a subscription from a government approved provider or pay a tax. Those earning less than 300% of the United Nations established poverty level will be subsidized. The UN Secretary of Universal Human Rights (UN-UHS) shall establish regulations controlling approved content on the Internet.
That is all.
......Well FLOTUS, tell hubby NOT to turn over control of the internet to the UN!
They’ve managed to put a computer and access in every school in the nation. So what. The kids can’t write or make change.
Have NO FEAR, “Outernet” is going to save the day!
No, Michelle, do you know what is a Universal Right? It is a Universal Right to take 20 vacations a year, and spend 20 million per vacation, like you do.
Coming to a computer near you soon.
Does that mean that during storm outages we can sue the government for breaching our “rights”?
Taking billion-dollar taxpayer-paid junkets to foreign countries should be a universal right as well.
Oooohhhhhhhhe, I can’t wait for the AIA to be enacted...
The internet - putting aside Al Gores psychotic claim - was invented in the USA, am I correct? First started at UCLA in the 1960s? So of course control of it must go to a foreign entity so this way trust and security in online financial transactions will drop faster than Jerry Sanduskys pants in front of a Cub scout. Mission accomplished - chalk up more destruction to the USA. And the RINO party continues to hide under its desk “Ooo impeachment will make us look RACIST!”
And that’s no exaggeration, it’s probably more like 24 vacations. She just came back from one now she is on another in China all in the span on one month.
Freedom not politics should be a universal right.
Great. I’ll let my ISP know that Mooch will cover my next bill.
It’s all about control. The content of the internet must be purged of “offensive” materials and posts.
And then the government will claim the power to monitor all data traffic.
You tell em Mooch!!! In Amerika the internet cannot be turned off unless the President declares martial law and takes over every aspect of life.
This from an administration that spies on it’s own citizens through the internet.
What about the universal rights to privacy.
A universal right?
And I would add a home in Beverly Hills and a Bentley in very garage to that list. Plus all the kale you can eat and a lifetime subscription to the Washington Post and ... and ... and
As long as they’re willing to pay for it like everyone else.
Next up: Obama-net (it’s not a tax, but you’ll have to read it to know what’s in it).
When the government establishes a “Universal Right” that means free goodies for the “deserving.” Free ObamaPhones, free ObamaCare, free ObamaNet, etc. All others must pay or face tax penalties.
But they're well versed in sex ed, pornagraphy and gaia worship! What kind of jobs do you think the liberal demonrats are preparing them for?
She means that it should be free for anyone with dark skin, and that light-skinned people should pay for it.
Pimps, pushers and whores.
Nothing can be a right that requires someone else to provide it.
ARPA/DARPA, I believe.
Made for the military.
The world wide web came later.
Well, um, er, um, If you like your internet you can keep your internet.
We’re not talking God-given rights here. “Universal Rights” are government-given, meaning they will be paid for with OPM (other people’s money).
Only after ponies are a universal right. I still want my pony. The internet will have to wait its turn in line.
You mean APM (American Peoples' Money)
Yup. I misunderestimated the Obamas. Sorry.
Don’t forget the computers in libraries too! Everybody has the right.
Do people actually “read books” in the library anymore?
And all rights must be regulated. /sarcasm
We all know how these tyrant liberals think.
- if you like your nudger you can keep your nudger - Cass Sunstein
What about the right not to be killed? Is that a universal right?
Of course, only armed people are in any position to exercise that right, and you want to disarm the hoi polloi, so I guess life is not a universal right in your little world.
God made man, but Sam Colt made them equal. (Popular saying in the latter part of the 19th century.)
“Nothing can be a right that requires someone else to provide it.”
It took me about three jumps to get all the way down inside that one.
I’ll be plagiarizing it. If you want to sue, I’m sure any mediocre hacker can tell you all you need to know about me—probably including the brand name of my keyboard.
Privacy. Right. Was there ever such a thing?
i know I didn’t provide a lot of reasoning. I am used to posting on liberal boards, and they can’t understand any involved thinking.
Jim, I can’t keep up with all these varieties of rights.
Pretty much nailed the progressive definition of “Universal Right”.
Thanks for the link. I looked at outer-net and it is a worldwide satellite. I’m currently using a satellite link for internet and it isn’t pretty. We pay a premium for 15GB/month of data with roughly 3 second latency. Nobody who is using satellite internet doesn’t want cable. Heck’o’gee, even DSL is much better.
“i know I didnt provide a lot of reasoning.”
No, it was fine just as it was. A simple, declarative sentence that casts a new light on a whole line of thinking. I love it.
“I am used to posting on liberal boards”
I used to do that. Not any more. All those showers were running up the bills.