by Stuart Webb | WeaponizedNews.Com Jan 4, 2015
Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, commonly referred to as the FCC, plans to circulate and vote on a blueprint of new rules for Internet providers regarding Net neutrality this February. Keep in mind that the FCC has the power to heavily regulate communication in times of emergency and crisis, which our country has been operating under in one form or another for decades now. The Washington Post reports “It’s still unclear what rules Wheeler has in mind for Internet providers. Analysts and officials close to the agency say that momentum has been building recently for far more aggressive regulations than Wheeler had initially proposed”. These new rules have remained hidden from the public and with Wheeler being a former lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, who knows if we will see the principle of Net neutrality evaporate.
The concept of Net neutrality is the principle that the government should not regulate data on the Internet. It is the concept that Internet providers should not slow down or speed up certain Internet websites to give the advantage to certain companies and stifle their competitors by making the playing field rigged to their advantage. The principle of Net neutrality has been the reason the Internet has been so successful and challenges the establishment with its architecture of free and instant flow of information. It promotes freedom, innovation, transparency and is also the reason the elites have their eyes set on strong regulation. If Net neutrality were to dissipate, for example, we would see big websites such as Fox News running faster and our website, Weaponized News, running slower effectively killing the competition of the mainstream media. The Internet has changed everything. With an equal playing field because the government and large corporations haven’t been able to control it the way they do with radio and television, the Internet is the ultimate form of freedom, which we cannot allow them to strangle with their unconstitutional regulations.
I am not demonizing Capitalism; I am in fact a strong proponent of the free market. The government working with big business is not a proponent of the free market place. The government is supposed to ensure that the free market place is secure for everyone to compete, not ensure that lobbyists are satisfied with the government’s regulations on everyone not including those entities the lobbyists work for. Ron Paul never voted in favor of regulation to please a certain business. He only voted in line with the Constitution and ensuring that all Americans were free to compete on an equal playing field. Let us heed his example and hold our elected officials to this standard of allowing the free market to operate seeing that all Americans compete with each other without corrupt government officials writing laws and regulations to benefit the ones paying for their re-election campaigns.