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House committee to hold hearings on turning over internet regulation to the United Nations

May 27, 2012

  Next week the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology is scheduled to hold a hearing on the possibility of handing over the regulation of the internet to the United Nations. This is a proposal being pushed by China and Russia, not exactly two beacons of freedom of speech. China’s internet censorship is already legendary and Russia appears to be headed in that direction in a slow paced effort to crack down on bloggers who do not toe the line. Is it any wonder that these two countries want to see the United Nations more involved in regulating the internet? But what could possibly be in it for the United States?

  At this point it seems highly unlikely that this hearing will lead to any type of legislation; there is very little support in the House or the Senate for such legislation and it appears as if even Barack Obama isn’t willing go this far in ceding United States controls over to the United Nations–yet–but this is something we must keep a close eye on because this should have been dismissed out of hand and the fact that a House Committee is even considering the idea is proof that there is at least some support for these measures. And Barack Obama has been looking for that internet kill switch after all.

  Let’s face it; the Tea Party House led by Republicans hasn’t exactly been a beacon of freedom and liberty with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act and the FAA Reauthorization Act. Because of these laws the United States is now considered a battlefield in the war on terror (which I thought the Obama regime said was over), Americans can be detained and held indefinitely without charge and without a warrant if they are not killed outright because we are now legitimate military targets, so sayeth Barack Obama, and unmanned (and soon to be armed) drones will be flying over every city in America by the year 2020. Just remember all of this as you say to yourself the United States will never allow the United Nations to regulate our internet, and if it does happen to come to pass that the new laws will always be benign.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Let the fireworks begin.. permalink
    May 27, 2012 7:51 am

    Does this not reminder you of the movie ‘Terminator’? Who IS this guy who can go to sleep, wake up and think of something new to take control and doesn’t even need votes to have it done? Where are Americans on this? What a farce this has become. He’s an alien and some want to vote him in again? LOL


  2. MaddMedic permalink
    May 27, 2012 7:53 am

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word… and commented:
    As he states, Russia? China? Free speech? That does not quite seem right…as neither are known for allowing much if any dissent…


    • May 27, 2012 8:13 am

      Thanks again!


  3. May 27, 2012 9:08 am

    I’m with you, Steve. What possible reason is there to hold this hearing ? Better would be hearing on the US withdrawing from the UN.


    • May 27, 2012 7:19 pm

      Now that is an idea I can get behind!


  4. lou222 permalink
    May 27, 2012 9:29 am

    He is just testing the waters to see what he will be able to get away with IF he gets back in next term. If this is not an eye opener to those that still believe in him, then I don’t know what we can say to convince them. It seems that he can shove anything thru and they just go along with it. As I have stated before, it amazes me that we have so many stupid people that have made it to adulthood!!! Are those the ones that ran with scizzors?


    • May 27, 2012 7:21 pm

      The one thing that we do know is that this issue will not go away based on this one hearing. If it is denied it will keep coming back because the Congress has legitimized the issue by allowing the hearing in the first place. Obama says he is against it now, but will he after he is reelected and doesn’t have to worry about another election?


  5. May 27, 2012 1:08 pm

    Again – This issue goes to the argument that there are powerful international interests working behind the scenes to establish an eventual new world order. The big key to this agenda’s success is the destruction at worst or neutering at best of our national identity.

    In the greater scheme of things Barack Obama is like a tick on a fleas ass – just another parasite who’s actions are a means to an end for those in the shadows conducting this campaign of sabotage and destruction.

    Corruption from both side of the aisle is enabling this agenda to eventual fruition. France had Vichey, Norway had Quisling and we have Obama. Like an incurable systemic affliction treachery never rests….WM


    • May 27, 2012 7:24 pm

      There is no doubt a global effort being made to redistribute the wealth among the nations to make all nations more equal. With America being one of the wealthiest countries this naturally means we will have to be brought down a notch or two so that we are not any more exceptional than any other nation.


  6. May 27, 2012 4:13 pm

    Steve, you say this this should have been dismissed out of hand.

    How does that happen?

    I haven’t read of a single member of the US government who thinks this is a good idea.

    Yet some of the responses to your blog indicate that their writers assume that this comes from the President.

    I don’t know if the UN has formally presented this to the US government, of if the Congress got wind of it and decided to hold hearings. But given the fact that nobody in the government, on either side of the aisle, seems to think that this is a good idea, perhaps this is the Congress’ way of dismissing it out of hand – declaring officially that it’s a load of crap.

    God bless all those who’ve served this great country, and especially those who have given their lives in that cause, May He continue to bless America, and us all.



    • May 27, 2012 7:27 pm

      It happens by not even holding a hearing on the issue in the first place. The Congress is not bound to debate every single issue someone presents to them, we have seen this with the Senate which refuses to even debate many bills which have already been passed by the House.
      From what I have read this is being pushed to the UN by several other nations and the US has agreed to hold hearings on it. As I said in the post. this has very little support but just by agreeing to hear the issue they are legitimizing it and making it possible for the issue to come back again and again. Maybe this is how the Congress has decided to dismiss it once and for all, but I think this will just make other nations push harder in the future.


      • May 27, 2012 8:20 pm

        Interesting take. I hope the House’s intent in holding the hearings is to get it on record right from the beginning that it will not countenance an abridgement of its citizens right to freedom of speech.

        Note also that a New York legislator, in the name of “accountability,” is calling for the requirement that anyone who posts a review of a professional or merchant must register his or her full name and address, etc. This may sound like “accountability,” but it’s being pushed to facilitate intimidating slander and libel lawsuits designed to intimidate average people. If your plumber does shoddy work and you say so publicly and you’re hit with a massive lawsuit alleging libel, even if no libel exists, it costs you a great deal to defend haven spoken the truth. And just like there are governments who are all too willing to silence the dissenters among their citizenry, there are merchants and professionals in this country who would prefer that when they do a shoddy job, it remains a secret. One of the beauties of the Internet is that it thwarts such repressive tactics and encourages the sharing of opinions and information.

        Another thing: the Constitution asserts that treaties are “the law of the land,” and many people have suggested that this phrase means that treaties actually trump the Constitution itself – that is, a treaty limiting free speech would effectively annul that portion of the first amendment guaranteeing it. I cannot find any further support for this idea outside statements of opinion here and there, and I certainly don’t know of any treaty we belong to that violates any Constitutional provisions.

        Take good care and may God bless us all!



      • May 28, 2012 8:06 am

        I hope you are right TGY and that by dismissing this quickly it will show the UN there is no support here and it will be gone forever.
        I hadn’t heard about the story in New York before but it does sound like its purpose isn’t what it is being represented as, or maybe this is more of those unintended consequences we see so often.
        I have read arguments on both sides about the constitution and treaties, with some saying they trump the constitution and others saying they don’t and I don’t know what the answer is.


  7. May 27, 2012 5:25 pm

    Steve you are correct – The issue, was already being discussed by low level functionaries in the administration prior to any talk of a congressional investigation – This issue has no place in any way shape or form as a consideration let alone a discussion.

    The UN is a bunch of corrupt, hapless parasites a refuge of dictators and criminals and their enablers. The org would flourish much better in France, Greece or some other socialist entity that enjoys that particular brand of misery known as socialism….WM


    • May 27, 2012 7:29 pm

      By agreeing to even hear the issue the COngress has legitimized an issue which doesn’t deserve an ounce of their time.



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