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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at worldnetdaily.com ...


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To: justiceseeker93

bttt


101 posted on 04/28/2009 1:20:26 AM PDT by 1035rep ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: Just A Nobody
In this timely book, Cass R. Sunstein shows that organizations and nations are far more likely to prosper if they welcome dissent and promote openness.

No, no, no - that book was for when Bush was in office. Since then, there has been... Change

102 posted on 04/28/2009 3:19:17 AM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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To: luv2ndamend

103 posted on 04/28/2009 3:25:56 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: luv2ndamend
Cass Sunstein has been a hard left political and legal player for a long time.

The Constitution is a mere impediment to his agenda.

104 posted on 04/28/2009 4:03:11 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Cicero

Liberal women always have this possessed look on their faces - like they are under external thought control....


105 posted on 04/28/2009 4:56:46 AM PDT by x_plus_one ("Salvation comes about though change in individual lives, not through the ending of unjust society")
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To: luv2ndamend

The title is a big fat lie. No doubt the rest is too.


106 posted on 04/28/2009 4:58:43 AM PDT by Sandy
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To: GOPGuide

Direct violation of first amendment,
We have a constitution???


We used to :(


107 posted on 04/28/2009 5:06:35 AM PDT by Freedom56v2 (Wonder if our founding fathers would even recognize the USA?!)
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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.

Does anybody else see the contradiction in this statement? Choosing is democratic. Jeez.

108 posted on 04/28/2009 5:28:12 AM PDT by Desdemona (Tolerance of grave evil is NOT a Christian virtue. http://www.thekingsmen.us/)
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To: luv2ndamend

Ya’ll should not not laughing or mocking this guy, but taking this stuff VERY VERY Seriously... let we wake up one day to see forums like FR have been outlawed as hate sites. These people are serious and they have not even been in power for 100 days. There are 1,000 more days to go !! And another 1,000+ beyond that... if the GOP continues to seek to be the perpetual minority party again for the next 50 years.


109 posted on 04/28/2009 5:31:27 AM PDT by RachelFaith (PALIN 2012 - "As if it actually matters any more")
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To: luv2ndamend
24 hour delay in sending email?

Is he nucking futs. That would shut down business today. 'Instant email' is as essential now as a telephone.

But what does he know, he's an ivory tower professor whose never earned an honest Dollar in his life.

(this sob is very very DANGEROUS!)

110 posted on 04/28/2009 6:49:13 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Condor51

I guess this is just a coincidence that Dear Leader wants the internet security in the White house.

Nothing to see here folks, move along.


111 posted on 04/28/2009 6:57:26 AM 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
I guess this is just a coincidence that Dear Leader wants the internet security in the White house. ... Nothing to see here folks, move along.

The Lieber Führer and his leftist goons better tread carefully. Der Führer's 7% margin of 'victory' isn't exactly a mandate.

112 posted on 04/28/2009 7:09:08 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: 4woodenboats

The conehead


113 posted on 04/28/2009 8:46:23 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Darn it! I meant to do a “are you up yet” post to you the moment I got out of bed! ;*)


114 posted on 04/28/2009 9:13:24 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Fred Nerks
The vermin is coming out of the woodwork.

Yes they are, Fred. Everyday in everyway! Makes me want to hurl.

115 posted on 04/28/2009 9:14:34 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Talisker
No, no, no - that book was for when Bush was in office. Since then, there has been... Change

So true...give me the good old days of President George W. Bush!

116 posted on 04/28/2009 9:29:54 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Delacon; MeekOneGOP

Ping


117 posted on 04/28/2009 9:36:21 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: Jim Robinson

Up yours Cassie!


Ditto!

(Trying really hard to keep my "saltiness" in check!)

118 posted on 04/28/2009 9:45:15 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: luv2ndamend
About 18 years ago I went to a Green party meeting in SF. (yes, it's true). One person was designated as "vibes monitor" whose duty is was to step in when he felt the conversation was becoming too heated and emotional.

Is this what we can expect on the Internet?

119 posted on 04/28/2009 10:23:42 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: luv2ndamend

"The modern world suffers from insufficient civility, they [Sunstein and Thaler] wrote..."


For example: Daily Kos, Democratic Underground, Huffington Post, MoveOn.org...

120 posted on 04/28/2009 10:36:02 AM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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