Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What's the Worst That Could Happen?

United Nations’ Proposal To Regulate Internet Going Before House This Week 
It seems that everybody wants a hand in the massive cookie jar known as the Internet. The latest group that wants some form of control over the Internet is the United Nations. I don’t need to tell you how bad of an idea that is and it seems that our government finally agrees with the Internet on something.

The House of Representatives will be examining the proposal this week. According to The Hill, the UN backed proposal is already supported by China, Russia, Brazil and other countries that would benefit greatly from being able to control the Internet. If there’s one thing that we’ve learned, it’s that the U.S. hates it when foreign countries try to control the Internet.

Thankfully, our government doesn’t seem to like this proposed regulation. The Hill has found that a majority of congressmen from both sides of the political spectrum are against it. It would appear that the Obama administration is also not a fan of letting the UN’s International Telecommunication Union have more of a stake in the way the Internet is run.
Well, they could screw it up entirely.

It's promising that our Congress is not yet on board with this power grab, but I'm sure with some pot-sweetening from the UN, they can be brought around.  The natural inclination of legislators is to bring things under their own control (that way you can collect the baksheesh, and you have lots of supplicants).

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