regulate the internet now!

United States
June 13, 2007 1:38pm CST
That's right! It is time NOW to force all those loud mouths and ingnorant people who disagree with us to not be able to do as they please on the internet. The government has a plan! If no one does anything, the USA will crack down on all crackpots everywhere. What a great idea! If you too, think it would be wonderful to have what you can say and do on the internet censored, DO NOT CLICK THIS LINK to more information and an online petition to oppose the formation of a government body to regulate the internet. http://www.freedomworks.org/action/fcc/ DON'T CLICK this link to oppose more government regulation, right now. So, what do you think? Do you want the government to regulate the internet in the manner described at the link above?
1 person likes this
6 responses
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
15 Jun 07
The internet seems to have thrived pretty well with net neutrality in place. I know the internet companies have taken on this "Keep your hands off the internet" campaign, but that's only because they want to get their price-gouging plan going. The internet we have today, with all its innovations, has occured under regulation. Moveon.org isn't proposing *new* regulation as far as I know. They just want to keep the existing net neutrality regulation, and I do, as well. The internet has survived and thrived for over a decade with this regulation in place, and I don't feel like getting gouged because some ISP exec wants to buy a dozen new mansions.
• United States
15 Jun 07
You sound like someone who knows what he is talking about. Could you tell us more? Got any links to information about this topic? I have got to agree with you that what we have in place right now works pretty well, so why mess with it?
1 person likes this
@MntlWard (880)
• United States
15 Jun 07
I think www.savetheinternet.com is the leading site for information on this topic.
1 person likes this
• United States
15 Jun 07
Thanks, much for the link. I'll check it out now.
• United States
19 Jun 07
You are so right, this would be difficult and could easily be twisted into something other than intended. I'm very concerned with how things can be spun in a world of words whose meanings tend to have multiple definitions. Will the poor every get a foot hold to prosperity?
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Jun 07
I don't know, will the poor get a foot hold on to prosperity? Sounds like a good thread for someone to start.
1 person likes this
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Unless we want everyone to be as limited, monitored, and censored as Mainland China is for Internet access; this would be a bad law. Protecting kids - most ISPs offer filters and blockers to keep them from going to inappropriate sites IF the parents will activate them. So, that is not really an excuse. Scams and other crooks - they existed before the Internet and even if the Internet went away completely; they would still exist and take advantage of people. P.T. Barnum knew that before computers were even thought of.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Jun 07
Like most of the time, I agree with you, speakeasy.
@shestalou (293)
• Canada
13 Jun 07
Slowly but surely the government will eventually control everything we do, one freedom at a time, sounds like communism is just around the corner now.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Jun 07
If tryanny is ever imposed by capitalism, I can promise it will be worse than that suffered under communism. Capitalism is much more efficient at whatever it does.
@Latrivia (2889)
• United States
13 Jun 07
The government has already dipped it's hands into the pool of information that is the internet - it's been grabbing at things for awhile now. Government regulation? Do we want to end up like China? Internet information is so restricted in China, that I was surprised to even see that people from China could even access a website like Mylot. Honestly, I dread the day the government begins regulating the internet. Carnivore would be the least of our worries. I hope I'm not alone on the issue that, of all the things the government shouldn't regulate, the internet is one of them.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Jun 07
I believe most people do not want the internet regulated. Those who do are mostly those who are afraid of the freedom for the exchange of ideas and how this makes it more difficult for the government to pull off its scams.
@lisaneuc (56)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Wow. This is a tough one. Let's take a look at a little history... Internet: Largely unregulated, an amazing source of information, change and prosperity, has grown exponentially in scope, influence and technology in less than 20 years. Post office, social security, FEMA, etc.: Highly regulated, synonymous with inefficiency, fraud and bloat. Languishing and unprofitable despite having a *monopoly* on the service provided. Oh, yes. This is a situation that just begs for the government to get involved. Is is too much to ask to please have *one* thing the government doesn't screw up?
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Jun 07
Actually, there are lot's of things the government does not screw up. Everything it leaves alone and does not touch!