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