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U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net 'Fairness Doctrine' [censoring the Internet]
http://www.worldnetdaily.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | 2009 WorldNetDaily

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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1 posted on 04/27/2009 6:34:44 PM PDT by luv2ndamend
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To: luv2ndamend

don’t you care about the children?


2 posted on 04/27/2009 6:35:51 PM PDT by GreatDaggar
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To: luv2ndamend

Direct violation of first amendment,


3 posted on 04/27/2009 6:36:08 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (To stand up for Capitalism is to hope Teleprompter Boy fails.)
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To: luv2ndamend; All

WTF??? Is this true???


4 posted on 04/27/2009 6:37:14 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Now a member of the NRA)
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To: luv2ndamend

Up yours Cassie!


5 posted on 04/27/2009 6:37:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: luv2ndamend

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.


6 posted on 04/27/2009 6:37:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: BuffaloJack

1st Amendment? Is that the one where we are supposed to have freedom of speech? Or is that for only people on the left?


7 posted on 04/27/2009 6:38:18 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. — Samue)
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To: BuffaloJack
Direct violation of first amendment,

We have a constitution???

8 posted on 04/27/2009 6:38:28 PM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: luv2ndamend

Is this guy nuts?


9 posted on 04/27/2009 6:38:47 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Like man, how much of this crap does it take to get Obama laughed out of relevancy?


10 posted on 04/27/2009 6:39:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: GreatDaggar

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?


11 posted on 04/27/2009 6:40:09 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: luv2ndamend

Freedom is Slavery!

12 posted on 04/27/2009 6:40:44 PM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: luv2ndamend
anti-democratic because of the way users can filter out information of their own choosing.

I see, just like every college campus in America today.

13 posted on 04/27/2009 6:40:56 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: luv2ndamend

I guess Cass & Cass’ staff will read the e-mail and decide which to send then? /s


15 posted on 04/27/2009 6:41:04 PM PDT by combat_boots ("too much money is spent on extending the life of old people who are just gonna die anyway J Elders)
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To: dhs12345

Nanny nanny nanny nanny nanny state. Obama needs to be laughed to scorn for picking this putz.


16 posted on 04/27/2009 6:41:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Is this guy nuts?

This guy fits right in, don't he.

17 posted on 04/27/2009 6:41:41 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. — Samue)
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To: luv2ndamend

“”A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government,” he wrote.”

No comment.


18 posted on 04/27/2009 6:42:13 PM PDT by ColdWater
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To: HiTech RedNeck

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.


19 posted on 04/27/2009 6:42:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: luv2ndamend
I don't think we are in Kansas anymore......


20 posted on 04/27/2009 6:43:49 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: luv2ndamend

Jeez, I guess this will put sites like DU and Daily Kos right out of business. I wonder how the loons will react to this one?

In all seriously, Cass Sunstein needs to go s*** in his hat. And then crawl into a hole and never come out.


21 posted on 04/27/2009 6:44:00 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: luv2ndamend
“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.”

Darn. There is that choice word that Dems like to use very selectively.

22 posted on 04/27/2009 6:44:27 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: luv2ndamend

roger hedgecock today was talking about the left’s attack on talk radio.

the fcc will mandate “localism” to undermine conservative talk radio.

the local committees will be acorn folks.


23 posted on 04/27/2009 6:45:17 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: luv2ndamend
Go to hell Cass A lot of us have ancestors that fought in the First revolutionary war that gave us the first amendment!
25 posted on 04/27/2009 6:49:06 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: luv2ndamend
Oh, that would be great. Automatic 24-hour delay in emails. Except, no doubt, for the Orwellian Pigs: the unions, the government, and selected individuals such as Cass Sunstein, who get unrestricted email.

Cass Sunstein & Samantha Power at the Obama Inauguration.

26 posted on 04/27/2009 6:49:30 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GOPGuide

Yikes! Scared the heck out of me.


27 posted on 04/27/2009 6:49:42 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: luv2ndamend
...angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period...I'd like to see that technology - this guy is pure kook......
28 posted on 04/27/2009 6:50:47 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: GOPGuide

We HAD a Constitution.


29 posted on 04/27/2009 6:52:19 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: luv2ndamend; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The List, ping


30 posted on 04/27/2009 6:53:01 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: luv2ndamend
e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.

And you have to buy a bale of hay every time you want to start your car.

Effing Luddites! Go live in mud huts and leave civilization to the civilized!

31 posted on 04/27/2009 6:53:33 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (<P><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajsov1M4h50">Yes we can, Thank You Satan 1:50</a>)
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To: luv2ndamend

“A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government”

Can’t have freedom of individual choice now can we?
Communist sons of bitches. I’m so ready for the war. Yeah I said it so come and get me DHS.


32 posted on 04/27/2009 6:55:13 PM PDT by Shaun_MD (Velius In Evidens Visum)
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To: Nachum

I knew it was a matter of time before they would try something like this.

Well, he can ‘want’ all he wants. But, he’s going to run into a heck of alot of resistance.


33 posted on 04/27/2009 6:59:30 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Shaun_MD

Dear Mama Cass,

Shove. It.*

*sent before have to wait 24 hours to cool off.

**Now an email is a weapon with a waiting period like a gun.


34 posted on 04/27/2009 6:59:44 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: bamahead

Wow, Big Government is breaking out all over.


35 posted on 04/27/2009 7:00:21 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: luv2ndamend


36 posted on 04/27/2009 7:00:31 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: luv2ndamend

What is coming in the future? There is only one approved URL...Pravda.gov?


37 posted on 04/27/2009 7:00:52 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme looks remarkably similar to the way Social Security works)
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To: Publius
"A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government,"

Once again, we are living in an Ayn Rand novel.

38 posted on 04/27/2009 7:03:03 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: HollyB
The real question is how much he can squeeze in before the next congressional and senate elections. The DemocRATs are sure to lose some of or all of the majority in the house or senate or both. Once that happens, he is a lame duck. They are busy trying to put enough facts "on the ground" to make the job of cleaning up his mess just as hard to accomplish.

I have a lot of faith in Americans. We love our liberty and will not relinguish it easily. :)

39 posted on 04/27/2009 7:03:13 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: luv2ndamend
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.

This is satire, right?

40 posted on 04/27/2009 7:03:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cassie is a Harvard turd who is married to another Obama appointee.....On July 4, 2008, Sunstein married Samantha Power


41 posted on 04/27/2009 7:05:34 PM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: luv2ndamend
"A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government," he wrote.

Apparently when Obama said "Yes we can.", "we" didn't include the citizens.

42 posted on 04/27/2009 7:05:53 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: luv2ndamend
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.

Oh, then let the Government Info-Czar filter out what it doesn't want the sheeple to see. That's much more "democratic"! Talk about cranial-anal inversion...

43 posted on 04/27/2009 7:07:09 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: luv2ndamend
Obama at his nomination of his regulatory czar. "He is uniquely qualified to lead my administration's regulatory reform agenda

Well at least we can't say Oambarama lied to us.

44 posted on 04/27/2009 7:10:56 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
"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."



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!
45 posted on 04/27/2009 7:19:25 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This isn’t just big Government, it’s Statist Totalitarianism.


46 posted on 04/27/2009 7:20:45 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Cicero

friggin hippy scum is running the country ..F U CASS,,and get a mans name while your at it .


47 posted on 04/27/2009 7:23:27 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: Shaun_MD

“A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government”
NAZI BASTARD!!!!


48 posted on 04/27/2009 7:24:27 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
...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. Cass Sunstein, Obama's friend from the University of Chicago Law School... 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."
Y'know, because free speech is a resulting problem, as is freedom of choice. Opinions don't matter, only *peer-reviewed, approved, consensus* views will be permitted to be disseminated.
49 posted on 04/27/2009 7:24:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: luv2ndamend

This guy’s another of Obama’s czars who bypass the Senate’s Advice & Consent.


50 posted on 04/27/2009 7:26:59 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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