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DeMint vows to reverse FCC’s ‘Internet takeover’
Wash Examiner ^ | 12/21/10 | Mark Tapscott

Posted on 12/21/2010 4:47:53 PM PST by pissant

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, says Federal Communications Commission should be renamed the "Fabricating a Crisis Commission," following a vote by the panel's three Democrats to approve proposed rules that amount to a hostile takeover of the Internet by a government agency acting illegally.

The proposal - misleadingly described by proponents as an attempt to insure "net neutrality" by guaranteeing equal access to the Internet - was introduced a year ago by Julius Genachowski, President Obama's appointee as FCC chairman.

A federal court has ruled that the commission has no authority to regulate the Internet, and a bipartisan group of senators and representives warned Genechowski not to attempt to impose a regulatory regime on the Internet earlier this year.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 111th; bhofcc; demint; genachowski; netneutrality
He seems to be the only one who is right on just about all of the critical issues.
1 posted on 12/21/2010 4:48:03 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
"A federal court has ruled that the commission has no authority to regulate the Internet, and a bipartisan group of senators and representives warned Genechowski"

You mean that a Democrat group of 3 VIOLATED a Federal Court finding, and are immune to any prosecution?

Oh....that's right; Eric Holder is in charge of "Justice"....

Nevermind.

2 posted on 12/21/2010 4:51:40 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: pissant

as well as DADT????


3 posted on 12/21/2010 4:52:50 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: pissant

Yeah right.

They’re doing a helluva job blocking that START treaty...


4 posted on 12/21/2010 4:56:29 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

No chance to block it when half the GOP Senate capons are fully in support of Obama’s prostration to Russia.


5 posted on 12/21/2010 4:59:08 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Congess has no power anymore nor the courts.


6 posted on 12/21/2010 5:04:29 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: pissant

“He seems to be the only one who is right on just about all of the critical issues.”

Monsanto’s food bill passed unanimously. Can you imagine owning the vote of all 100 senators? Now we know who really runs the world.


7 posted on 12/21/2010 5:05:02 PM PST by devere
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To: traditional1

That’s why I think the only thing the HOR should do is pass a resolution declaring that the FCC overreached their authority and violated a Supreme court ruling.

Attempting to “Reverse” the decision of the FCC acknowledges their authority to do it in the first place.

In the long run, that could turn out worse than the FCC vote.


8 posted on 12/21/2010 5:05:55 PM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: pissant

These are the ways of the commies and facists. DeMint needs some reinforcements in the Senate to push the pendulum back against liberalism.


9 posted on 12/21/2010 5:13:45 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: pissant

I hope we can do a better job of this than we did with the START treaty.


10 posted on 12/21/2010 5:14:25 PM PST by MizSterious ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." -JFK)
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To: traditional1

What exactly do you percieve net nuetrality to be? I thought it was just keeping the internet the way it is now. So my ISP can’t charge me extra for sites like freerepublic.


11 posted on 12/21/2010 5:19:58 PM PST by thenooch
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To: pissant

Netneut


12 posted on 12/21/2010 5:24:28 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: pissant

He is also correct that this takeover is unlawful. You cannot repeal that which isn’t law, but you can go after the agency that is acting outside of the law.

I am going to mark this day, Dec. 21st to make sure DeMint gets credit for getting it right.


13 posted on 12/21/2010 5:25:20 PM PST by dforest
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To: traditional1
You mean that a Democrat group of 3 VIOLATED a Federal Court finding, and are immune to any prosecution?

"Prosecution" is a term that's not limited to governmental bodies.

But whatever...

14 posted on 12/21/2010 5:36:10 PM PST by Clint Williams ( America -- a great idea, didn't last: get out while you can.)
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To: pissant

and then there was one


15 posted on 12/21/2010 5:48:38 PM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: thenooch

Welcome to Free Republic. First problem with the FCC’s adoption of net neutrality is the fact they have no authority to pass or iplement their rules, i.e., it’s unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has explicitly stated the FCC may not assume legal authority to implement net neutrailty and Congress has also refused to grant them the authority to do so.


16 posted on 12/21/2010 5:52:54 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: pissant

BUMP.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 5:53:39 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: callisto

Argh! Spellcheck is our friend.

iplement = implement


18 posted on 12/21/2010 5:54:00 PM PST by callisto (It's the three T' s: Too Many Taxes, Trillions in Debt, and Transparency)
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To: pissant

I didn’t know the internet was broken!!! Can’t have something that works, can we? What kind of people wake up in the morning looking for ways to screw things up for the rest of us?


19 posted on 12/21/2010 5:55:59 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: thenooch

“What exactly do you percieve net nuetrality to be? I thought it was just keeping the internet the way it is now.”

That was the intent when they first started talking about it about 5-6 years ago. But it morphed into emergency powers to regulate internet security, and then into regulation of content itself over the last couple of years.

Basically, it is the same old playbook they use to play corporate favorites under the guise of regulation. You know, laws are only for the little guys and not the big fish in the pond or political donors with big pockets. And I think Obama’s going to need the deepest pockets he can find in 2012 in order to have a chance in addition to being able to shut down his oppositions’ mass communications.


20 posted on 12/21/2010 6:07:21 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: callisto
Argh! Spellcheck is our friend.

iplement = implement

And before spell check, there was proof reading. On FR there's even a "Preview" button.

21 posted on 12/21/2010 6:14:48 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: thenooch
"net nuetrality"

This is the first shot in the salvo to limit 'equal time' for leftist rants compared to the truth. Wait and see, and they will be attacking sites like FR for being "biased", "racist", etc., and they (the FCC) are already attacking talk radio.

This was a special interest ruling to accomodate Google, and others, which filter un-flattering conservative views and facts already.

FOLLOW THE MONEY.

22 posted on 12/21/2010 6:28:45 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: callisto

“First problem with the FCC’s adoption of net neutrality is the fact they have no authority to pass or iplement their rules, i.e., it’s unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has explicitly stated the FCC may not assume legal authority to implement net neutrailty and Congress has also refused to grant them the authority to do so.”

Well said, Freeper. Short and straight to the point.


23 posted on 12/21/2010 7:58:39 PM PST by max americana
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To: FrankR

That should be on billboards across the country so the useful idiots wake up before they’re hauled off to camps!


24 posted on 12/21/2010 9:50:51 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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