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Restrict freedom to protect it?
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Thu, 2007-03-08 21:41
I continue to be amazed with how many people have fallen for the manipulative NN sloganeering of "Internet Freedom" and just aren't thinking.
I fully grasp the surface branding appeal of "Internet freedom" because everyone has it now and cherishes it.
What I just don't get is the nonsensical logic behind the pro net neutrality case that we somehow get more freedom by restricting freedom.
Where freedom comes from in our country is our constitution, which ensures the ultimate power is with the people and which also tremendously limits the power of Government in a very wide variety of ways. Our Founding Fathers were truly brilliant.
The net neutrality crowd, in adopting the term Internet freedom as buzzword blackmail, has perverted and denigrated the American concept of freedom in a frighteningly Orwellian way.
At its core net neutrality strategy employs the basest of mob psychologies. They know that if they can scare people, make them feel threatened, they will lash out at the newly targeted "enemies" of freedom.
Thank goodness, our constitution, laws and people are designed to protect true freedom, not the bastardized version of the term that net neutrality proponents have stooped to.