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Net Neutrality By The Same Name

Powerline provides a good collection of the commentary concerning the FCC's (and Obama administration's) continued corruption of the democratic process and American freedoms:

Since Congress declined to adopt the Orwellian "net neutrality" legislation, the FCC stepped into the breach. It's another example of the usurpation of constitutional government by the administrative state.

John Fund calls out the FCC in "The net neutrality coup," and David Harsyani proposes that we "Abolish the FCC." Michelle Malkin holds that net neutrality is the Obamacare of the Web. Senator DeMint is not amused.

Richard Epstein applies the law-and-economics perspective to the underlying issue of policy.

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I found this amusing in Fund's article:

"The net neutrality vision for government regulation of the Internet began with the work of Robert McChesney, a University of Illinois communications professor who founded the liberal lobby Free Press in 2002. Mr. McChesney's agenda? "At the moment, the battle over network neutrality is not to completely eliminate the telephone and cable companies," he told the website SocialistProject in 2009. "But the ultimate goal is to get rid of the media capitalists in the phone and cable companies and to divest them from control."

I wonder if he wants to get rid of Fox News, Rush, Hannity, Savage, etc?

Of course he does, it is one way to get socialist Obama (and if anyone doesn't believe that Obama is a socialist, I have ocean front property in Arizona) re-elected. Although, Obama is doing a great job of not getting himself elected right now.

Progressives are like fleas: they are really hard to get rid of once they're in the home. In low numbers they are a nuisance. In higher number they can do a lot of damage. And they never go away on their own.

Too true, Joe.

The real question is, how hard will it be to overturn this? Let's hope it doesn't require the Herculean effort required to rid ourselves of Obamacare!

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