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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Don’t Give Away the Internet

Giving away the Internet is a key part of Barack Obama’s plan to diminish America’s power and prestige in the world. He wants to spread around world power to our enemies as well as to our friends, just as he seeks to spread the wealth around in our country. Obama’s defenders argue that his action is just part of a plan to support the “multi-stakeholder” model of Internet governance. That’s a buzzword to conceal Obama’s plan to transfer real control of the Web to many countries, companies, the UN, and globalist groups – none of which respect our First Amendment rights.

Some liberals are whining that “stakeholders deserve” a voice and a role in governance of the Internet. No, they don’t. We built it; it’s ours. And all stakeholders and countries are better off if the U.S. Controls the Web rather than foreign or United Nations globalists who did nothing to make the Internet such a valuable asset. Among the many deceitful arguments used by the globalists is that taking the Internet away from the U.S. will advance us toward a goal of “no government control of the Internet.” However, if the United States doesn’t keep control of what we invented, the Internet will end up under Chinese or United Nations control.

Some liberals are arguing that no government or intergovernmental organization should control the Web. What nonsense! Of course America should control the valuable property we built!

We can debate whether Obama has the constitutional right to give away our Internet power with the stroke of his pen, but there’s no question about the constitutional authority of Congress to veto what he proposes because the Constitution plainly gives the Commerce power to Congress.

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