Establishing yet another government regulation, this time from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), deceptively named “Net Neutrality,” you can be assured there will be no neutrality but plenty of neutering with the Democrat’s hands all over your internet. Folks, our votes have consequences. Putting a Democrat in the Oval Office also tilts the FCC Board to three Democrats and two Republicans.
Tuesday’s strongest statements came from the Republican commissioners, who said the agency is overstepping its authority and attempting to act as a lawmaking body.
“The FCC is not Congress. We cannot make laws,” said Republican Commission Robert McDowell, describing Tuesday as “one of the darkest days in FCC history.”
“The era of Internet regulatory arbitrage has dawned,” he said.
He also predicted the effort will get shot down in court.
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) says he will work to “reverse” the “hostile takeover of the Internet by a government agency acting illegally,” and suggests Congress should demand proof of “market failure before making new rules.”
Democrats, naturally, are unhappy that FCC regulations do not go far enough to stifle your freedom and mine. William Teach at Pirate’s Cove has more. Graphic courtesy of Inquisitr.com which has an interesting article on what to expect from net neutering, although it is dated January 2010 and the regulations actually passed may be somewhat different. More details from Hot Air.
Linked by Chris at WyBlog. Thanks Chris!