24 May 2010
. . . permanently. Signed, Comrade Obama.
Here is an article that outlines how Comrade President intends to make yet another attempt to silence the opposition. This time it's through the Federal Election Commission and the Federal Communications Commission.
According to an ARTICLE on REASON MAGAZINE, "The Obama administration has announced plans to regulate the Internet through the Federal Communications Commission, extending its authority over broadband providers to police web traffic, enforcing 'net neutrality.'"
"Last week, a congressional HEARING exposed an effort to give another agency--the Federal Election Commission--unprecendented power to regulate political speech online. At a House Administration Committee Hearing last week, PATTON BOGGS attorney, William McGinley explained that the sloppy statutory language in the DISCLOSE ACT would extend the FEC's control over broadcast communications to 'all covered communications' including the blogosphere."
Personally, I think this "sloppy language" that failed to exempt bloggers was intentional. Comrade President has been wanting control of the Internet since Day 1. Enter S 773, the CYBER SECURITY ACT OF 2009. This bill would have given Obama the ability to shut down the Internet whenever Obama declared an "emergency" which when one considers Obama's approval ratings, the administration is experiencing an "emergency." It seems that ever since he was elected, Obama has been trying to silence the opposition to his radically leftist agenda from the very start.
This latest move is merely a strategy to bypass Congress to accomplish the goal of government control of the Internet. Using the regulatory agencies or one of the many "czars", the legislative process can be bypassed. Obama's opposition by the majority of Americans has been a major source of frustration to not only his administration, but the Congressional Democrats too. Whether it's been campaign finance reform, straight out attempts to resurrect the so-called "Fairness Doctrine", and now this are all designed to keep the public from speaking out against government policies. Comrade President knows the majority of Americans oppose his policies, and that support is dwindling. According to Rasmussen, those who Strongly Approve of the job he is doing has dropped two percentage points to 24%.
And he also knows that if communication through the Internet is brought "under control", limiting or eliminating political speech, then the Resistance would be difficult to maintain its momentum.
It's likely this would be struck down by the Supreme Court, but the spectre of all-out fascism is there for this to even be considered by Comrade President and his colleagues in the POLITBURO.