The Federal Communications Commission plans to impose "net neutrality" without any legislative or legal authority, in effect silencing a conduit for the truth that keeps us free.
The Internet is once again under attack, not from hackers intent on spilling secrets or causing mischief, but by an administration intent on controlling the free flow of information that it views as a threat to its expanding power.
Note the announcement's emphasis on "lawful Internet traffic" and a "level playing field."
This is government-speak for controlling what gets said and who gets to say it.
The Internet is already open to all, but in the marketplace of ideas, as in other areas of endeavor, some ideas win out over others. The FCC wants to decide what and whose ideas get heard...
Thursday, December 2, 2010