If you are guilty until proven innocent of charges that can be made up after the fact, you may be in FCC-ville.
Think of the FCC, unilaterally self-armed with the “strongest possible rules” of Title II 1934 monopoly telephone regulation, as a Washington backwater “kangaroo court,” where innocent communicators can be hauled before a mock court system where normal due process, rule of law, and justice may not apply.
Think that can’t happen in America?
Consider the evidence.
Reflect on how the FCC grabbed its Internet packet policing power.
Normally the FCC has operated on a very bipartisan basis. Not now.
The FCC’s assertion of Depression Era Title II regulatory authority to regulate the Internet as a utility has been the most partisan, major FCC policy decision in the eight-decade history of the FCC.
This FCC’s hyper-partisan Title II decision has zero Republican support, because it is considered unlawful, unconstitutional, unnecessary, unjustified, and unfair.
The FCC’s Title II Open...
Net Neutrality remains an omni-directional terrible idea.
Here in the United States, Net Neutrality exponentially increases the government’s ability to tax the Internet. Starting with the 17.4% Universal Service Fund (USF) tax. Which goes up automatically every calendar quarter. And goes up each and every time three unelected Federal Communications Commission (FCC) bureaucrats decide they want more of our coin. Which they just did in December –with a 17.1% rate increase.
Private property rights are a fundamental component of any successful economy. If you want a nation to prosper – property must be safe in its owners’ hands.
Intellectual Property (IP) shouldn’t be treated any differently than physical property. In fact, in most instances – in many ways – IP is far more important.
The spark of creation that is, for instance, the Microsoft Windows operations program – the Intellectual Property – is exponentially more valuable than each and every one of the...
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