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Stop the FCC Power Grab of the Internet

We all need to be aware there is a campaign to pressure the FCC to regulate the internet. Stop the liberal power grab for internet control. Left wingers are lobbying the FCC to regulate internet service providers. We need to hit back by calling the FCC directly at 202-418-1000 or julius.genachowski@fcc.gov.

This post explains the strategy the left is using to work around a recent court ruling that came down against the FCC regulating the internet. Call the number below to urge the FCC not to reclasify broadband as a Title II service. Freedom means not allowing the government to regulate the internet, regardless of the doublespeak that they are supporting internet freedom with these rules regulating internet providers.

Posted from www.centerformediajustice.org

"An appeals court ruled in April that the FCC lacked authority to ensure an open, affordable, and accessible Internet because of a decision it made during the Bush-era to classify broadband as a title I service instead of a title II service- with dire consequences for people of color and the poor. The Obama FCC can now fix this bad history by simply reclasifying broadband. According to the Washington Post, however, Genachowski intends to do nothing. Contact FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at 202-418-1000 or julius.genachowski@fcc.gov, and Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at 202-418-2100 or mignon.clyburn@fcc.gov, and urge them to reclassify broadband as a Title II service. Check out MAG-Net's grassroots policy brief to learn more about "Reclassification" and why it matters to communities at the margins."

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This is the best action by

This is the best action by the FCC since its creation.

The bottom line is that no one should be allowed to restrict the access of information, FCC or private establishment.

You can invoke property rights all you want, but I believe in the freedom of information, as layed out in the Hacker Manifesto.

There are always workarounds

There are always workarounds and encrypted proxies for all this stuff.

There are also proxies in foreign countries, which are completely outside the FCC's wildest hopes at jurisdiction.

Then there's the idea of stripping the federal government of all constitutional authority to regulate any commerce whatsoever, which I think is possibly the best idea out there.

I am out of touch with most Americans precisely because I am not out of touch with reality.

Printing presses have historically been deemed illegal

by governments interested in controlling information.

The Ministry of Information will become increasingly hostile to the internet, the most recent form of the printing press, as we move into violent social upheaval.

But think of the good part; you won't have monthly internet service fees and you can use that money for guns and ammo instead, that is for the few of you who still have a job.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Banking & Press. Why Pilgrims Left Europe and England, 1620

Yes indeed. Near as I remember, there use to be something in the school history books about the Pilgrims using a printing press hidden in a basement at an old school. They were printing up the truth to tell the Dutch that their banks where crooked and needed straightening. Well the Dutch Bankers would have none of it.

Most of the Pilgrims ran off to Merry England to let the climate cool off a bit. Some stayed to man the press. Well, as you might have expected, those English bankers were in a fix too, as is customary to their profession. An odd air about laundering banker mischief. Pressing their laundry is illegal in some parts.

Next thing you know, the Pilgrims commissioned two ships to sail off to America the Summer of 1620. Just as they tried to leave, every kind of trouble found them. Only one boat and only half the planned Pilgrims finally sailed to America. You might remember John Winthrop made it.

Seems a lot of missing pages in school history books.

Here is the rest to the story on the Silver Screen.
The Pilgrims Mass. Bay Colony vs Tories in our American Revolution. Video 19 Minutes.

Well, the happy ending is we now get a holiday feast of fine turkey and gravy. And after you watch the Silver Screen you will know they created a better government, with another happy ending and holiday, July 4.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

We don't need the FCC

We don't need the FCC controlling the content of our mail, our telephone conversations, or the Internet. Government control of the Internet is just one more example of the tyranny we are facing.

Government control of the Internet is a threat to the free exchange of ideas. Only a tyranny wants to do that.

Yup, abolish the FCC

Fascist Communications Cartel.

the FCC and Net Neutrality

On the one hand, 'net neutrality is a good thing and if the FCC enforced only that, it would be fine.

On the other, why should we trust the FCC?

They have no right to virtually cover my ears when "offensive language" is used and they have no right to do the same with my eyes when someone flips "the bird" or when *gasp* breasts are shown. (but it's ok to show those breasts being sawed off on TV, nice rule, knuckleheads)

The FCC telling everyone that the Internet is just like a utility gives me the creeps too.

No, it's not

On the one hand, 'net neutrality is a good thing and if the FCC enforced only that, it would be fine.

Companies (ie. ISPs) should be freeto use their property so long as they don't violate anyone's rights. That includes controlling which websites people that voluntarily sign up for the company's services can see..

You don't know what you're

You don't know what you're talking about.

If ISPs were to be able to control websites(which they cannot) things would get messy.

They already can control which

sites you go to...if a big ISP starts blocking sites, and pisses off a lot of customers its revenues will drop and it might go out of business.

As long as there is free-entry to open up ISPs, consumer demands will have an incentive to be fulfilled if it is profitable.

I agree

And they can because when you clicked yes on the user agreement contract,and you agreed,You gave them the right to do what they want.No one ever reads those agreements.I did.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

Net Neutrality is Doublespeak for Government Control of Internet

You've been fooled by the verbiage of "net neutrality". It sounds good so you've bought into it. Force internet service providers to give us our freedom? Give it some more thought. Our freedom doesn't involve forcible regulation of internet providers. Please explain where in the Constitution it states that the government should regulate the flow of information? You're promoting more government regulations, which are the problem not the solution. You seem to think the government can solve our problems by regulating the internet. Our entire economy is regulated and controlled and now we need the government to take control of the internet from those evil corporations that control it? Why do we need to trust the FCC with the internet. The Constitution states the role of government is to protect our inalienable rights not to regulate us.

Wrong. You are spreading


You are spreading misinformation. Net Neutrality is a very, very good thing.

With Net Neutrality, no one can slow down information and data that they dislike or are in competition with.

It means that your ISP cannot slow down Dailypaul in favor of CNN.

Without Net Neutrality, the Internet as we know it will disappear.

Do some research and stop making yourself and others look like fools.

Not everything is bad.

HOWEVER, if you ask me if I trust the FCC to do simply that and nothing nefarious, then that's another matter.

As far as the Internet goes, I say leave it alone, and that's called: NET NEUTRALITY.

Stop Net Speech Controls

Now, just explain to me where in the Constitution it says the government is to regulate our freedom of speech? The internet runs just fine right now without any strict FCC controls over it. Now, you want to fix a problem you forsee by having the government more closely regulate the internet? You're selling us down the river to save us from a problem that doesn't exist right now. You trust the government to regulate internet service providers. I'm sorry, I don't. I'll continue using the free corporate controlled internet and you may prefer staying on the FCC controlled internet. As long as you allow me to use the corporate controlled internet, I'm fine. Don't touch my internet!! If Comcast decides to slow down the dailypaul or any site, I will get on the phone and scream at them. At least they can't arrest me. Now, what will you do when the government shuts down the dailypaul? You'll call to complain and what will they do to you? Of course they will arrest you for attempting to intefere with the newly instituted Net fairness and net truth speech laws. If the government can regulate net neutrality, they can also regulate net fairness and net truth speech. I must assume you're also for the fairness doctrine so that we can get our viewpoint on TV, Radio and in major newpapers. Let's force everyone to broadcast and print our viewpoint. Are there any other bright right or left wing ideas you wish to latch onto? How about doing some more reading up on libertarian and constitutional ideas by Dr. Paul, Ayn Rand, Von Mises and Hayek. You've totally misunderstood our Constitution and the right to free speech when you say you want the government to control "net neutrality". Net neutrality=Government control of our internet, which will be a method of the crazy Democratic and Republican extremists who hate us Constitutionalists and Libertarians,so they can wipe out our websites that they don't like. Stop the coming net control laws by opposing the charade called "net (control)neutrality. Can you explain again why you want the government to control the internet? Tell me what I missed?

Not So Correct, Nor Wrong. Just Say No. Return to Small Gov.!

Many a wonderful rule is sooner or later enforced by those of other interests.

Support Internet Service Providers (ISP) that match what you want done. If ISP misbehaves, call them on it. Encourage good business sense.

If bad behavior is against the law, which nice folks are going to be left to obey?

Asking or allowing government to regulate often makes trouble. There are already near 100,000 new US laws for us to obey this year. Do you feel better?

Currently, there are few barriers to enter the ISP business. You can create service if you like. So can a business with a computer. Regulations raise the barriers to entry and become a cost of business.

Sites like the DailyPaul, growing fast, are terrific.

Noble intentions, perhaps.I would rather the dismiss the FCC completely. Government, stay away from regulating the Internet.

We Must Help Our Government Find Its Way Through Big Problems.

  • Freedom, Liberty and Justice for All (Original Constitutional Intent)
  • Sound Money
  • No money by fiat
  • No war by fiat
  • No welfare by fiat
  • No executive order by fiat
  • No insurance by fiat

Chrysler is now run by Fiat.

By decree! By fiat! Once a King always a King!
But, once a Knight is enough.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Rule May Start w/ Persuasive Press. Enforcer Always Suspect.

Yes. I agree.

Listened and read many a page on Net Regulation. The more I learned, the more I was confused. You sum it up real clear.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Don't Let the Left Wing Foxes Take Control of our Internet

It's a confusing subject because it involves new technology. I work in the field so I am aware it's so easy for anyone including an internet service provider (ISP) or the government to block or play tricks on any website. The key point is that only the government can completely block a website using the force of law. An ISP can block a site but only for those who subscribe to their service (or use them to peer). There is always the option to make a stink about it or just use a different ISP or go to a friend's house who has a different ISP. Asking the government to regulate "net neutrality" is like asking the proverbial fox to guard the hen house. Tell those left wing foxes to keep their little fox paws off our internet. We've read George Orwell. Say no thank you to their fox doublespeak. Once the government takes full control of the internet, just say goodby to your favorite website such as the dailypaul, infowars, lewrockwell, cato, vonmises and so many others. All these sites would violate the coming net fairness, net hate and net truth laws.