Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Petition: Stop The FCC From Taking Over The Internet! Say NO!!!

Mack Pack,

This is a call to arms! Net neutrality is coming and it will change the face of the internet, for the worse, forever. Our government is essentially trying to nationalize the internet as a public utility and take it over. This does not mean the internet will be free, it means it will be under the control of the government. It will also make our Internet speeds as slow as in Europe (Bedard). Those are two very BIG reasons to say no!

Sign the petition to stop Net Neutrality:

We don't have much time left either. They are about to vote on this thing on Friday! What makes matters worse is we can't even see what they are voting on until AFTER they vote on it!

The government is not good at providing services. Just look at the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Post Office, Social Security and Obamacare. Do you really want to trust the United States government to not only provide you with excellent internet speeds, but to not use their newly found  power to crush any descent. They did it with the IRS! This is usurpation of power!

Please sign the petition:

Don't allow the government to destroy the first amendment by allowing them to control speech on the internet as they do on the radio! Will they suddenly start deciding who's opinions matter and who's don't? Will they start telling us bloggers don't qualify for "freedom of the press" rights? We all of course have this absolute right and it doesn't belong to "the media."

In Liberty,

Mack Worley III

Bedard, P. (2015). Obama's regs will make Internet slow as in Europe, warn FCC, FEC commissioners | WashingtonExaminer.com. Retrieved February 25, 2015, from http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obamas-regs-will-make-internet-slow-as-in-europe-warn-fcc-fec-commissioners/article/2560567


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. That's not really how it works Mack. Right now the only governing body of the internet is the US government. If the government doesn't reclassify the internet under title 2 what your going to end up with is companies like Comcast & Verizon creating internet slow lanes. That means site like this one, the one you own, will be slower to get to than others because those other sites, like google and youtube will be paying for faster access to users. The worst part about it for everyone is sites are going to pass on those costs to it's users either through more aggressive advertising(how'd you like to be watching ads on ALL youtube videos, not just the partnered ones) or increases in cost (that netflix account you love, watch it jump up in price). The only reason the internet is as great as it is right now is because it's an open zone of free speech, if the greedy companies get ahold of it, you can bet that some sites will be blocked from you seeing them(like they do in china with censoring) and others will be so slow you'll never wait to get through (your website for instance will go from a 10 ms loading time to maybe 30 seconds or more). Please read up on all the sides before posting things like this, this isn't a Republican issue, this isn't a Democratic issue, this is a people vs. corporation issue.

    1. Devin, I have done quite a bit of research on this and it is not about the people vs the corporations. As it stands right now, companies like Netflix have to pay internet service providers billions of dollars a year to upgrade their networks in order to meet their customer's demands. Net neutrality is good for these companies, because the internet will be funded by the taxpayers.

      I happen to believe that these companies should be held financially responsible for the own service upgrades. Why should every American taxpayer be held liable for upgrades installed for Netflix and other mega internet companies, especially if they never even used these services.

      This is not a free market solution. This is a government solution, which, as we all know, is not a solution at all. Government creates problems where none existed. Do you really believe that the internet is broken? I sure don't. Why would we allow our government to fix something that isn't broken?

      Furthermore, Net Neutrality sets up the infrastructure that progressives have been searching for to control the media. They have control over main stream media and now they are trying to take the internet. We're going to need licenses to have websites, our speech will be infringed upon, internet business will have more hoops to jump through and bloggers/podcasters will be silenced.

      You don't have to agree with me, but this is not going to be a good thing for us. This will be great for the government and great for corporations like Netflix, but not for us...

  3. Mack, as you know I am a computer technician and i work for a local news station, AND as you know, i have supported your actions in your open carry incident (so you know I'm not a hard core liberal). I understand that you have done your research but was that research from bi-partisan sources? If you believe that by giving corporationspower over the internet, everything will stay the same then unfortunately you are incorrect. The company will push those costs onto is customers. The fcc will not charge the tax payers, they don't do that for telephones or television now and you're already paying local and federal taxes on your Internet access, just like you do for every other non-local service.

  4. Yes, I have sought out both sides of this debate before I decided what position I would take. If feel like I am reasonably informed on this issue, but let me just point out that we don't even know what is in the 300+ pages the FCC voted on -- so the idea that anyone is a subject matter expert is ridiculous.

    Devin, I appreciate the fact that we can discuss our differences of opinions in a civilized manner and I am grateful for your support in the past (thank you). The bottom line in this and if you take away nothing else from what I am saying I hope you at least remember this... Corporations create monopolies BECAUSE of government regulations not in spite of them. In a truly free market we would have more competition, but the US government makes that impossible under current regulations.

    Net Neutrality will only strengthen the defacto monopolies that ISPs already have while putting the internet firmly under the US government's control. It may not seem like a bad idea at first, but within a few years of constantly pushing the limits of their new found power, the internet will be changed for the worse. Mark my words... if you like your internet, you cannot keep it under Net Neutrality.

  5. http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2015/db0312/FCC-15-24A1.pdf?t=dXNlcmlkPTUyMjc5MTcyLGVtYWlsaWQ9OTU5MA==

    Here is the document in full of the new net neutrality rules which previously were not released to the public for your consideration.