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Net Neutrality Or Poison In His Tea: Stacy Has To Ponder The Pros And Cons

Posted on | November 4, 2011 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

The Net Neutrality panel at the Defending the American Dream Summit was, oh, a little bit important, if you don’t want your country starting to resemble China, or Iran.

seton motely is a slightly more kempt version of andrew breitbart

Phil Kerpen, Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN), Seton Motley, David Quinalty

What you need to know about Net Neutrality is that it is an un-Constitutional effort by the Executive branch to do Congress’ job. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (who expressedly disavows concern for Political Correctness in titles) is doing fabulous work to preserve the unfettered expression of capitalism that is the internet as we know it. She is sponsoring HR96, which would prevent the FCC from implementing Net Neutrality.

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The World's Youngest Blogger on an FCC-free computer this morning.

David Quinalty called Net Neutrality ‘a solution in search of a problem’, noting that no single marketplace problem justifies the FCC’s attempted over-reach. The FCC has granted itself unlimited power to regulate communication, according to Quinalty. On the other hand, the Congressional Review Act offers some hope of getting a Net Neutrality Appeal out of Congress, if not actually signed into law by #OccupyResoluteDesk.

Net Neutrality is evil for two reasons:

  • It inevitably will lead to a direct assault on the Constitution, the First Amendment in particular. If you think this is a slippery slope argument, you’re ignoring history.
  • It, in the spirit of ObamaCare, will be used as a precedent, in unforeseeable ways, to put further restrictions on liberty.

Net Neutrality is one of the issues we should be spamming our Senators about, telling them, under no uncertain terms, to boil the Net Neutrality horse down for glue.


  • Finrod Felagund

    Net neutrality isn’t just evil, it’s pure concentrated Time Bandits evil.

  • Adjoran

    This is what the sort of nepotism which allows the completely unqualified Mignon Clyburn, daughter of the Democratic House member, to be appointed and confirmed to the FCC eventually leads to.

    This is actually power which no statute grants the FCC.  The internet isn’t “broadcast” and subject to their jurisdiction.

    Not that little things like laws ever deterred the Obama Regime before . . .

  • smitty

    It’s kind of a classic evil, in a ‘Hath God said?’ sort of way, though, is Net Neutrality.

  • Kira Argounova

    I know, important subject and all, but I have just got to say that that is the cutest and funniest picture of Smitty jr. EVER!!!! I would suggest that he limits his caffeine intake until he is a little older though 😉

  • SDN

    God, the software developers get younger every year…

  • Anonymous

    Or court rulings for that matter.

  • Anonymous

    Well it isn’t as if we didn’t already know that we need to abolish the FCC.

  • Mickey White

    Why does Marsha Want Congress to Regulate the Internet? Why not just say NO FEDERAL branch  (the FCC and congress and the federal courts  included)  has any authority to decide or rule on any aspect concerning the Internet?

    BUT Marsha Blackburn did Vote FOR: Patriot Act Reauthorization, Electronic Surveillance, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening, Patriot Act extension; and only NOW she is worried about free speech, privacy, and government take over of the internet?

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her “blatantly unconstitutional” votes at :

  • Anonymous

    NO to net neutrality!

    YES to more kewt pics of WYB!

  • richard mcenroe

    I like the Blofeld hand action…

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