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Poll Reveals Americans Opposed to Government Takeover of Internet

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posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Poll Reveals Americans Opposed to Government Takeover of Internet


www.infowars.com

According to a recent Rasmussen’s poll, most Americans understand the FCC’s internet regulations will be used by the government to push a political agenda.
54% of respondents oppose the FCC effort to regulate the internet while 21% support it. 25% are not sure. By a 52% to 27% margin, Rasmussen reported on December 28, voters believe that more free market competition is better than more regulation for protecting internet users. Most Democrats see an unbiased regulatory approach, while most RepubIn April, a Rasmussen poll revealed that just 27% of Americans believed the Federal Communicati
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posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:40 AM
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Internet regulation was the hallmark of Obama in 2008 as he ran for president. After installing Genachowski as FCC chairman, the Obama administration started to move on its promise to regulate the internet. The FCC began to act like a fiefdom and told a federal appeals court it had the power to impose regulation on broadband rates, even though Congress had not given the agency the power to do so. The FCC decided before Christmas to make its move. Obama said the new government regulation will “help preserve the free and open nature of the Internet.” In fact, it would do just the opposite.

Please take note in this aspect of the article: " The FCC began to act like a fiefdom and told a federal appeals court it had the power to impose regulation on broadband rates, even though Congress had not given the agency the power to do so." And yet though Congress said "no" it moves forward anyhow? What a great government we have here! ( sarcastic smirk )

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posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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Even the article suggest "control".


Beyond the rhetoric about “net neutrality,” however, lies the real purpose of the FCC regulations – government control and censorship.


Just amazing!



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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In my opinion the only thing the government should 'regulate' about the internet, is making sure internet providers do not restrict or hamper access to any site, save for legal reasons, and even then it should go through a court of law before action is taken. For instance if Google acquired Comcast and started throttling traffic to Microsoft's Bing or other sites, that would be bad. And the only time ISPs ever throttled usage was against bittorrent traffic, anyways, so it doesn't seem pertinent at this point, but just to be sure, why not enact the regulation now. Other than that sole regulation, I don't believe anything should change.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 11:57 AM
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The only problem with any government intervention is that, if you give them an inch, they will soon attempt to take a mile. Once that door is opened, they try to " govern " all. Obviously for the sole point of control. So I say eradicate the government as the Declaration of Independence suggests, and allow the Republic to police themselves.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:25 PM
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99% of people claim they don't like income taxes but that doesn't seem to stop that from happening. So I'm not sure the 52% of people who claim they don't like internet regulation will make a difference.



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 12:39 PM
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True, but regulation of the internet doesn't have a life sentence in jail attached to it either~



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