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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Obama Assumes Personal Control Of Your Internet

Obama Assumes Personal Control Of Your Internet

House Of Representatives ‘Not A Factor’ In Today’s Decision

By Dell Hill

Some would call it a diabolical scheme.  To others it’s a power grab.  To me it’s one of the most historic, on-going events in US history.  I speak of the total elimination of the Congress to decide matters of public interest.

With control of the White House and United States Senate, President Barack Obama today assumed control of the Internet.  The House of Representatives was completely shut out of the process.

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have turned back a Republican effort to repeal federal rules designed to prevent Internet service providers from discriminating against those who send content and other services over their networks.

Republicans argued that "net neutrality" rules announced by the Federal Communications Commission last December were another example of federal regulatory overreach that would stifle Internet investment and innovation.

But Democrats said repealing the FCC rules would imperil openness and freedom on the Internet. The White House had issued a veto threat against the GOP-backed legislation.

The rules, slated to go into effect on Nov. 20, prevent the phone and cable companies that control the Internet's pipelines from restricting what their customers do online or from blocking competing services.”

What the above report fails to mention is the fact that President Obama made a personal decision to hand control of the Internet to the FCC, which he controls by way of political appointments, and a matter that is of very serious interest to nearly every American was decided by a very small group of hand-picked political cronies at a federal agency - all without a single peep coming from the legislative body that was designed by the Constitution to deal with such matters - the House of Representatives.

Yes, the House could take action to defund the FCC, but such a move would be defeated in the Senate and/or vetoed by the President and without a super-majority in the Senate the veto would stand.

To suggest that it’s “overreach” on the part of the President is a gross understatement, and as long as he’s allowed to rule by executive order and fiat, the overreach will continue.

Dell’s Exit Question:  Why do we have a House of Representatives?

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