This is the second story of the day that demonstrates how big government needs to get out of our lives and free us from the nanny state. The other story was the coal mine disaster, in which big government had the nerve to interfere and fine Massey Coal for safety violations. If the company hadn't been distracted by all that frivolous red tape, those miners would still be alive.
We the people own the air waves. The FCC regulates them for us for the "public interest".
This is what happens when corporations are classified as people.
"Power to the people"
And as was mentioned earlier who, exactly, funds the gov't??
I guess this needs to be reiterated for some of our, well, less fortunate forum members, the ones who didn't do too well in civics......
THE PEOPLE OWN THE GOV'T, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!
Last edited by dontworrybehappy; 04-16-10 at 11:56 PM.
I am generally against government regulation.
It is because of the government protected monopolies of telecoms that has allowed this issue to happen.
Now, my PREFERENCE would be to destroy those monopolies and remove the REGULATIONS that are causing them to occur, thus allowing a freer market and for this not to be the issue.
However, unfortunately, that seems to be close to saying it'd be my preference to have a billion dollars. Doesn't make it so.
As somewhat of a realist I then see that Net Neutrality, if its left at that and not used as a spring board for the government to then start regulating it more directly, as the best option.
So to sum up...
BEST option - Deregulate the telecom industry to cause the monopolies to be blown up and a more open market to be had.
Next Best, and most realistic option - Government regulation simply stating that internet access must be kept free from a tiered and segregated entry system.
Not Good Option - Net Neutrality doesn't happen and the telecoms start tiering internet service.
Worst Option - Government keeps the regulations on the telecoms and then uses Net Neutrality for the GOVERNMENT to decide how the internet should be tiered.
Since the best option is almost impossible my hope is for the second best option without it leading to the worst option sometime down the line.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)