OBAMA IS ATTACKING FREE SPEECH FROM ALL ANGLES!

The following was sent out by ConservativeActionAlerts.com

 

Barack Obama has been President for two years—and during that time we have seen unprecedented government expansion and invasive regulation of nearly every aspect of our lives: guns, land, commerce, healthcare, climate, banks, automobiles, energy and food.

But he’s still not satisfied. His latest target? The Internet.

Free speech is a threat to the Left, and the Internet is one of the most free mediums available.

That’s why Obama feels it necessary to get involved. Very involved.

On December 21, 2010, the FCC made an unprecedented and unconstitutional power grab by passing the Net Neutrality Act. This Act gives the federal government the ability to REGULATE THE INTERNET and any other interstate communication service they choose, WITHOUT Congressional oversight.

We’ve kept you updated on the status of this Act, and Congress has heard your response.

Thanks to your overwhelming opposition, Republicans in Congress are working very hard to prevent this Act from going into effect, and they have been able to pick up support from a handful of Democrats—but not enough.
Republicans only need a few Democrats on the Senate to secure a majority and make sure the FCC intrusions are stopped. CLICK HERE TO FAX EVERY MEMBER OF THE U.S. CONGRESS and let them know you support Republican efforts to rein in the FCC’s power grab and stop the Internet from being taken over by the federal government. We only need a few Democrats to get the message and come over to our side on this issue—so let’s flood their offices with Faxes and let them know how American citizens feel about the FCC’s Internet takeover. And Republicans need to be reminded to keep up the battle and do everything they can to prevent another aspect of our society from being under Obama’s umbrella of control.

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
The battle is still being waged, because Democrats refuse to give up. They want every aspect of the Internet under the control of the federal government.

After all, that’s the only way their message is going to be heard to a large percentage of the population, since the mainstream media’s Left-wing talking points have been rejected by consumers. New media and talk radio have been so successful, it stands to reason the Democrats want to come after those news outlets and shut them down.

The House has held two hearings on Net Neutrality: one before the Judiciary Committee, and one before the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Larry Downes of CNET testified at the February 15th hearing before the Judiciary Committee and he says,

“Democrats, many of whom were also skeptical of Net neutrality regulations in the last Congress, now appear united in defending the agency.”
Obama not only wants the ability to control your online identity and the way the Internet works, but he also wants to control HOW YOU ACCESS THE INTERNET.

Look at all the ways Obama and his administration are trying to get their claws into the Internet and other broadcast outlets:

HE IS TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR ONLINE IDENTITY The “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” program is designed to give all Americans a “National Internet ID.” It will be run through the Commerce Department, and will require you to have an “ignition key” to the Internet.

HE IS TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR INTERNET ACTIVITY The “Net Neutrality Act” gives government an Internet “kill-switch” they can use to shut down the information superhighway at any time, for any reason. It also expands FCC control over one of the most powerful realms of free speech.

HE IS TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR WIRELESS BROADBAND ACCESS On the day that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down, Obama was in tiny Marquette, Michigan, outlining his plans to “invest” the federal government in Wi-Fi delivery. Right now, 95 percent of the nation has access to broadband wireless—and Obama wants to spend $130 billion raising that number to 98%. Wireless access would cease to be a private enterprise; the government would control access.

HE WANTS THE FAIRNESS DOCTRINE BACK Rep. Jim Clyburn, Al Sharpton and others on the Left are calling for reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine. If they succeed, the government will not only have control of content on the radio and television, but they will have control of Internet content, as well. That means they will be able to force websites to post opposing views or face being shut down for good. Liberals believe that conservative speech equals hate speech, so you can bet conservative websites will be among the first targeted for “balanced” views!

HE HAS A COZY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOOGLE Google was caught using their Street Cameras to download private information from citizens, but no investigation was ever launched to find out what data they received or what they did with it. Google CEO Eric Schmidt (who is stepping down in April) is on Obama’s Council of Science and Technology Advisors. Former Google employee Andrew McLaughlin is Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the Obama administration, which means he shapes public policy that affects Google’s rivals in the technology industry.

HE HIRED MARK LLOYD AS FCC DIVERSITY CZAR Lloyd is against free speech. He has praised Hugo Chavez for shutting down private media companies and says, “It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least blind references to freedom of speech or press serves as a distraction from the critical examination of other communication policies. The purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules [by the government], fines, and regulations, that would promote democratic governance.”

None of these actions is a coincidence; they all add up to Obama and his administration willfully ignoring our Constitution and assuming more government control.

Republicans only need a few Democrats on the Senate to secure a majority and make sure the FCC intrusions are stopped. CLICK HERE TO FAX EVERY MEMBER OF THE U.S. CONGRESS and let them know you support Republican efforts to rein in the FCC’s power grab and stop the Internet from being taken over by the federal government. We only need a few Democrats to get the message and come over to our side on this issue—so let’s flood their offices with Faxes and let them know how American citizens feel about the FCC’s Internet takeover. And Republicans need to be reminded to keep up the battle and do everything they can to prevent another aspect of our society from being under Obama’s umbrella of control.

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
Government is not supposed to be in the business of dictating commerce. But if they regulate it, they can tax it—all under the umbrella of a big, socialist government.

And that’s why you and I need to get involved, as well, and take back some of the control we are losing to these Far-Left “visionaries.”

Quietly, the Obama administration has lined up their chess pieces. Before you know it. THE GOVERNMENT will have control over your Internet identity, control over the Internet itself, AND CONTROL over the way you access it. They can use this control for whatever purposes suit them.

Republicans are fighting back with:

Resolution for Disapproval Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced a Resolution of Disapproval, seeking to reverse the FCC’s new Internet control. The Resolution was introduced in the House by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI); and in the Senate by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). It is filibuster-proof, so only a majority is needed to pass it.

The Internet Freedom Act (H.R. 96) Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced H.R.96, which would prohibit the FCC from issuing any regulations with regard to the Internet or IP-enabled services, except in cases of national safety or security.

Budget Amendment 404 Introduced by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), this amendment would prevent the FCC from using funds in the Continuing Resolution to implement or enforce net neutrality rules.

Republicans only need a few Democrats on the Senate to secure a majority and make sure the FCC intrusions are stopped. CLICK HERE TO FAX EVERY MEMBER OF THE U.S. CONGRESS and let them know you support Republican efforts to rein in the FCC’s power grab and stop the Internet from being taken over by the federal government. We only need a few Democrats to get the message and come over to our side on this issue—so let’s flood their offices with Faxes and let them know how American citizens feel about the FCC’s Internet takeover. And Republicans need to be reminded to keep up the battle and do everything they can to prevent another aspect of our society from being under Obama’s umbrella of control.

SEND YOUR FAXES NOW!
We need to be hyper-aware of what Obama and his various agencies are working on… because they tend to sprinkle these “little” regulations on us quietly, a little at a time. If we allow them all to pass, we will wake up to a huge Internet nightmare any day now—and I do not know how we would get our freedoms back if that were to occur.

The FCC is directly interfering with our free market system, by giving government bureaucrats power over Internet carriers. The Net Neutrality Act seems to be part of a larger effort by the Obama administration to exert power and speech restrictions over the entirety of the Internet, what you can see when you are on it, and how you access it.

Businesses are doing just fine without the “help” of Obama’s big government. They don’t need the government competing with them for business.

There is no “upside” to this for American citizens. It will inflate government spending even more and create the need for NEW government programs, NEW government regulations and IT WILL RESTRICT THE RIGHTS OF AMERICANS by allowing the government to CONTROL THE INTERNET.

This is a violation of your rights and of the U.S. Constitution!

The Winners? Obama and The Federal Government

The Losers? The American Taxpayer and The Free Market
Free speech is one of America’s most precious freedoms, and I ask for your urgent support so we can defend it, before it’s too late.

Sincerely,

Tony Adkins
Spokesperson, Conservative Action Alerts

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