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Monday, August 16, 2010

Tea Parties Oppose Net Neutrality

The Hill reports that "Tea Party groups are staking out an anti-regulatory position in the fight over net neutrality rules for phone and cable companies.

A coalition that included 35 Tea Party groups sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday urging the agency not to boost its authority over broadband providers through a controversial process known as reclassification.

The process could give federal regulators the power to impose net neutrality rules, which would prevent Internet access providers from favoring some content and applications over others."

Writing for the Left Cost Rebel, Les Carpenter reminds us:

"The ability of one to express their views and positions, especially when they are unpopular or provocative, is the bedrock of a free society. A society whose citizens enjoy the liberty to speak openly and honesty about that which concerns them is the bedrock of the very foundation of our Republic.

There are those who aspire to give the government greater control in regulating the internet. As well, these same people would attempt to regulate, through the so called Fairness Doctrine, conservative talk radio. As you no doubt have already determined the progressive (collectivist) element is the driving force behind greater regulation."

W. E. Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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