Gateway Pundit has the vine of Communist Keith Ellison dancing on your liberty. It will, and should make you sick, and hopefully it will make enough Americans both Left ( yes the FCC can target Liberal blogs too and Right). Net Neutrality is not just a solution that will not work for a problem that does not exist. It is not just another Federal power grab that will make the internet more expensive, less reliable, and that will hurt everyone. No, it is, at its heart a direct assault on your right to speak! Think of it, the FCC controls what? “Decency standards” right? You cannot just say anything on broadcast TV or radio right? So, then, imagine how the Left will USE this to ferret out “indecent” content. You really want to give government that power?
The Intercept reports on an unprecedented Liberal activist campaign to gain support for Net Neutrality. Mostly targeting the low information pop culture crowd.
Rush Limbaugh addressed such a misinformed caller near the end of the first hour of his show last Tuesday (2-24-2015)—audio posted below. Rush goes on to describe how the Left used grievance politic propaganda—promoting false perceptions and lies—to draw in the young Millenniums to garner support for Government legislation interference for a problem that doesn’t really exist (FULL show podcast can be heard here).
So, here is what we can do to fight this
Congress has the power of the purse—despite the lack of spine seen from Boehner and others. Congress can DEFUND and STOP the FCC and FEC from succeeding in implementing this unconstitutional power grab of the Internet. The Energy and Commerce Committee contains the members to focus on for defunding the FCC and FEC. Membership list can be found here. Make calls to defund FCC and FEC.
There is one more thing I must point out. I have warned overly Social Conservatives many times that whining to the FCC about some TV show that offended them. I warned that such a strategy might come back to bite them, and all of us in the ass. Well, how do government teeth in your asses feel now?
Frankly, I would have loved the FCC to have been abolished or at least been severely cut back long ago. We all should learn this lesson once and for all. The more power you give, or allow government to take leads to evil ends. And yes, the FCC taking this much power is going to lead to persecution of bloggers that speak out to loudly. This is a dagger pointed at the heart of freedom of speech and the press.