Question: Could it be true that the FCC is reclassifying the Internet as a telephone company, and, if true, it substantiates the fact that when Congress blocks the Obama administration from doing something, the White House always finds a way to get around the normal policy-making process and pursues its own agenda by other means, thereby going against the will of the American public-again?
This recent article reveals the disgusting answer to this question-You Decide:
The FCC Goes for the Nuclear Option-Posted on FOXNews.com-By Phil Kerpen-On May 6, 2010:
These are pertinent excerpts from this article:
“As I have repeatedly warned and noted on www.ObamaChart.com, when Congress blocks the Obama administration, the White House always finds a way to get around the normal policy-making process and pursue its agenda by other means. Today’s reclassification assault on the Internet is the latest—and perhaps the most egregious—example.
In its effort to imposing crippling net neutrality regulations on the Internet—an idea with very little support from the American public or Congress—the Obama administration first turned to the FCC simply to pretend Congress has given it authority to regulate.
That effort suffered a major setback when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals emphatically smacked down the FCC’s regulatory proposals in Comcast v. FCC. President Obama and his close friend and FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, however, refuse to back down. Instead they’re escalating to the regulatory equivalent of a nuclear attack on the free-market Internet: Chairman Genachowski will announce today his intention to reclassify broadband Internet as an old-fashioned telephone system as a pretext for pervasive regulatory control.
Broadband Internet service has never been regulated like old-fashioned telephone lines — classified as “Title II” under the Telecommunications Act. The FCC settled the matter definitively in 1998, when Clinton-appointed FCC Chairman William Kennard demolished the same reclassification arguments being made today in that year’s Report to Congress:
Our findings in this regard are reinforced by the negative policy consequences of a conclusion that Internet access services should be classed as “telecommunications” … Classifying Internet access services as telecommunications services could have significant consequences for the global development of the Internet. We recognize the unique qualities of the Internet, and do not presume that legacy regulatory frameworks are appropriately applied to it.
If Chairman Genachowski announces, as expected, his intention to reclassify the Internet as a telephone system, he will be reversing 30 years of precedent starting with the Carter administration FCC’s “Computer II” decision and definitively settled with respect to broadband Internet access by the Clinton FCC in 1998. Turning sharply left from Carter and Clinton indicates a pretty extreme shift beyond the mainstream of American politics.
Such a shift is unjustified, because free-market Internet policy has been a tremendous success. The Internet — in the absence of regulation — has flourished into a remarkable engine of economic growth, innovation, competition, and free expression. Such triumph argues in favor of continuing existing successful policies, but with today’s announcement the FCC shows it is more interested in satisfying a left-wing political constituency than continuing sound policy.
Consider the words of one of the leading advocates of Internet regulation, Robert McChesney, founder of the left-wing group Free Press. McChesney said to SocialistProject.ca: “What we want to have in the U.S. and in every society is an Internet that is not private property, but a public utility.”
He went on to explain: “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.”
Not surprisingly, Free Press put out a statement yesterday just minutes after the story leaked that the FCC would pursue reclassification. Remarkably, they openly stated that even the nuclear option of total regulatory control under a utility-type model is not enough for them, saying: “This is extremely welcome news. We reserve judgment, however, on whether the FCC has gone far enough.”
The communications industry is, like health care, roughly one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Unlike health care, however, the FCC seems to believe it can take over the communications system with just three votes at the Commission. If they insist on trying, Congress needs to step in and stop them.
Note: This is an audio where Rush Limbaugh alerted his millions of listeners to a story covered by NewsBusters site – the Free Speech Gestapo are boldly moving forward once again to silence conservative talk radio and they will say or do whatever it takes to get it done-You Decide:
Note: These articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support the above article and audio-You Decide:
It’s Official – The FCC Will Vote to Take Over the Internet in December–Posted on Big Government-By Seton Motley-On November 23, 2010:
Oregon Senator Wyden effectively kills Internet censorship bill–Posted on Raw Story-By Stephen C. Webster-On November 19, 2010:
“I’m From the Government, and I’m Here to Make the Internet Better” and Other Lies-Posted on GlennBeck.com-By Chuck Palm, CEO and Web Broadcaster for IPN-On November 9, 2010:
Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee–Posted on Wired.com-By Sam Gustin-ON November 18, 2010:
FCC chief to move on net neutrality proposal–Posted on Politico-By KIM HART-Updated on November 19, 2010:
Al Sharpton Says FCC Should Threaten Radio Stations Carrying Rush–Posted on Vision to America-On November 18, 2010:
Video: Sen. Rockefeller: FCC Should Take FOX News, MSNBC Off Airwaves–Posted on Real Clear Politics-On November 17, 2010:
Gates: ‘Huge Threat’ of Cyber Attack–Posted on NewsMax.com-On November 16, 2010:
Video: Libtalker Wants a “Decency” Law to Muzzle Conservatives–Posted on ExposeObama.com-On November 14, 2010:
Watchdog Planned for Online Privacy–Posted on The Wall Street Journal-By JULIA ANGWIN-On November 11, 2010:
Facebook Users, Beware! Obama Supporters Launch Misleading Facebook Application Which Steals Your Personal Information–Posted on Patriotic Resistance-By Asst Natl Dir Mellie-On October 25, 2010:
Google finally admits that its Street View cars DID take emails and passwords from computers–Posted on Mail Online-By VANESSA ALLEN-On October 25, 2010:
Google is latest weapon against Republicans-Posted on Politico-By SARAH LAI STIRLAND-Updated on October 19, 2010:
Why is Google News Libeling Rush Limbaugh?–Posted Post Real Blog-Posted on News Real Blog-By KATHY SHAIDLE-On October 18, 2010:
Spanish agency sues Google over Street View-Posted on Breibert-On October 18, 2010:
Nov. 30th Could be the Day the Government Seizes Control of the Internet-Posted on Big Government-By Seton Motley-On October 12, 2010:
House Democrats shelve net neutrality proposal–Posted on My Way News-By JOELLE TESSLER-On September 29, 2010:
US studying Australian Internet security program–Posted on Yahoo News-By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer-On October 16, 2010:
Report: US Would Make Internet Wiretaps Easier–Posted on NewsMax.com-On September 27, 2010:
U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet–Posted on The New York Times-By CHARLIE SAVAGE-On September 27, 2010:
Grambling State University Bans Use of E-Mail for Core Political Expression–Posted on FIRE-On September 16, 2010:
Sneaky Senate Trying To Slip Internet Kill Switch Past Us–Posted on Personal Liberty Digest-By Bob Livingston-On August 30, 2010:
FBI Access to E-mail and Web Records Raises Fears–Posted on NewsMax.com-On July 30, 2010:
The Leftist’s Ideal–Posted on Personal Liberty Digest.com-By Bob Livingston-On June 28, 2010:
Obama Can Shut Down Internet For 4 Months Under New Emergency Powers-Posted on PrisonPlanet.com-By Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet.com-On June 25, 2010:
FCC Moves to Regulate Internet–Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be ‘Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation’–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover-On June 18, 2010:
TREASON ALERT! – Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power-Posted on MarionsWord.Spaces.Live.com–By Jared Law on June 11, 2010:
Liberal Groups Want FCC to Police Talk Radio, Cable News–Posted on NewsMax.com-By Jim Meyers-On June 2, 2010:
Obama Administration Closes In On Control of Media: “FTC draft report includes five new possible taxes as ways to fund media and limit freedom of the press”–Posted on Business & Media Institute-By Dan Gainor, The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow, Business & Media Institute-On June 2, 2010:
Obama, Democrats Push Controversial ‘Disclose’ Campaign Finance Rule-Posted on NewsMax.com-By David Patten-On May 31, 2010:
S.I.O.A. seminar @ the Tennessee Tea Party–Posted on YouTube.com-By JihadWatchVideo-On May 25, 2010:
“Pamela Geller delivers a wake-up call to the Tennessee Tea Party on behalf of Stop the Islamification of America, addressing hot button issues like the 9/11 mega-mosque at Ground Zero in New York City.”
Obama doesn’t take questions at Freedom of Press Act signing–Posted on CNN.com-By Xuan Thai, CNN White House Producer-On May 17, 2010:
Obama: Trust Only Me, America–Posted on ExposeObama.com-By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Expose Obama-On May 17, 2010:
Obama’s iPod Flip-Flop: Last Year He Said He Had All Michael Jackson’s Music on His iPod; Now He Says He Can’t Use an iPod–Posted on CNSNews.com-By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter-On May 11, 2010:
Obama Warns Grads of iPad Perils-Posted on FOXNews.com-On May 10, 2010:
Obama Passing New Law To Allow Searching of PC’s, Laptops, and Media Devices–Posted on YouTube.com-By OneWorldScam-On March 26, 2009:
Note: These articles and/or blog posts, audio and video relate to and/or support my blog posts-You Decide:
The FCC Should Not Interfere With The Internet!
What Happened to Free Speech?
Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!
Have Americans Stopped Having Confidence In Their Government?
“Food For Thought”
“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”