We have examined many facets of the omni-directional terrible-ness that is Network Neutrality.
It is illegal for the federal government to unilaterally impose Net Neutrality. Before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) can do anything, Congress must first write a law that says “Yo, FCC, do this.” Congress has never done this for Net Neutrality. Yet in December 2010 the Barack Obama Administration’s FCC illegally jammed it through anyway.
Net Neutrality is a “solution” running around in search of a problem. Regulation-free, the Internet has become a free speech, free market Xanadu. Net Neutrality is an all-encompassing, top-down, one-size-fits-all uber-regulation. It is completely unnecessary – unless you wish to emulate the globe’s dictators.
Net Neutrality is a First Amendment free speech nightmare.
All things news, media and communications will in the not-too-distant future be delivered solely on the Web. Thus is Net Neutrality your one-day-soon one-stop-shop for censorship.
Have a radio talk show host you want to shut up? Net Neutrality. Have a TV show you don’t like? Net Neutrality. Someone writing something of which you aren’t fond? The Big NN.
Media Marxist Tim Wu, Net Neutrality’s creator – and (shocker) an Obama Administration senior adviser – just said any data provided by any computer is not protected by the First Amendment. And that the government absolutely should regulate it.
Net Neutrality is also an egregious assault on the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment. Which in part reads:
No person shall be…deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Net Neutrality allows the government – without Constitutional due process of law – to commandeer private property – without just compensation for its owners.
The private property here being the Internet infrastructure. Private companies have spent – and continue to spend – hundreds of billions of dollars creating and building, maintaining and innovating the Web network.
It’s theirs – just as an office space you build on your business property is yours.
Net Neutrality is the government basically saying:
“Thanks for the trillion dollar investment. We’ll take it (over) from here.”
How do we know this? Robert McChesney, one of the founding fathers of the Media Marxist movement, said so:
“At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies. We are not at that point yet. But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control.”
How very Hugo Chavez of him. And them.
Net Neutrality – like ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, Cap & Trade, Card Check, and nearly all major regulations – is a tremendous disincentive for companies to continue to invest in their businesses. And that’s exactly the point.
ObamaCare makes it harder for private companies to invest in their employees’ health insurance – thereby creating room for an ever-expanding government role. Ultimately leaving all of us with the government as our sole health care provider – which isn’t at all problematic.
Net Neutrality makes it harder for private companies to invest in their Internet infrastructure – thereby creating room for an ever-expanding government role. Ultimately leaving all of us with the government as our sole Internet Service Provider (ISP) – which isn’t at all problematic.
Part of the gi-normous power grab that is Net Neutrality is this huge private property grab. Yet another reason it needs to go.