Friday, February 27, 2015

If You Like Your Internet, You Can Keep Your Internet

Did you see the “net neutrality” news story on Feb. 26? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to take over the Internet and regulate it as a public utility. It’s a classic case of “I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help.” Ugh!

How soon before the Internet operates with all the speed and efficiency of Amtrak or the Postal Service? I can’t wait.

One of the FCC Commissioners who did not vote for this naked power-grab, Ajit Pai, said that so-called net neutrality is “a solution that won’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist.”

Here are some other observations, culled from various Internet chatter over the last few days (and by the way, how long before such open and honest chatter is labeled as hate speech and shut down????).

“The administration that couldn’t run a health care website just took over the Internet! What could possibly go wrong?”

“If the IRS can be used to target political opponents, why not the FCC?”

“I’m not sure what the ‘net neutrality’ thing is all about, but if the Obama Administration and George Soros are for it, I’m against it!”

“So if I understand it correctly, the only thing the Democrat Party doesn’t want to regulate is abortion.”

“The government has to break the Internet before it can fix it.”

“How long before you have to register your website with the government? How long before bureaucrats regulate what you can say on your website?”

“Get ready to pay a tax on every email you send.”

Cue Don McLean: “The day…the Internet…died”

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