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Net neutrality is a phony term meaning government control.
With insights, I’m Ernest Istook.
Big government wants to run everything. With President Obama pulling the strings, the Federal Communications Commission is issuing rules and regulations to take over the Internet.
In the name of fairness, the ability to buy faster access will end. It’s like re-distribution of wealth; every user must be treated equally. That means equally slow Internet speeds.
A huge bandwidth user like Netflix needs fast speed and providers need Netflix’ business. So they negotiate a price.
But now government will dictate prices instead.
It will be like the era when government set the passenger fares for all airlines. There was no cmpetition to provide lower airfares, so most flyers were rich people. Only the end of regulation made air travel common among all Americans.
Regulating the Internet is not about consumers; it’s about government control. We should call it net nonsense.
Phyllis Schlafly Report: Look What’s Going On in Charter Schools – Thursday, April 12, 2012
The charter school movement was presented to the American people as a way to have more parental control of public school education. Charter schools are public schools financed by local taxpayers plus federal grants.
Charter schools are able to hire and fire teachers, administrators and staff and avoid control by education department bureaucrats and the teachers unions. No doubt there are some good charter schools, but loose controls have allowed a very different kind of school to emerge. Read more.
Phyllis Schlafly Report: Spying and Stealing by Communist China – Tuesday, April 3, 2012
How long are we going to put up with the fiction that free trade with China is beneficial to the United States? China uses our myopia about free trade to cheat us coming and going, steal our patents and manufacturing secrets, and violate the rules of the World Trade Organization to which they agreed when they joined.
Communist China’s strategy is to spend and spy and steal to become the number one superpower in the 21st century. The Chinese are seeking every kind of technology: aerospace, biotech, information, and energy. Read more.
Phyllis Schlafly Report: Phony Divide Between Fiscal & Social Issues – Thursday, March 8, 2012
Contrary to politicians who want to call a truce about social issues, there is absolutely no way to separate social and fiscal issues; they are locked in a tight political embrace. Politicians who say we can ignore social issues, or avoid talking about them, are really saying that they have no plan to cut federal spending and the growing national debt.
That’s because the social issue of marriage, and its importance to our society, has become a tremendous fiscal issue. The problem of marriage absence is now costing the taxpayers even more than national defense.
We used to have a social structure in the United States where husbands and fathers provided the financial support of wife and children. Last year, 41 percent of all babies born in the U.S. (including 53 percent of babies born to women under 30) were illegitimate, growing up without their own fathers. Read More.
Phyllis Schlafly Report: Ginsburg Likes Use of Foreign Law – Thursday, March 1, 2012
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has proved again why she doesn’t belong on the U.S. Supreme Court. She really doesn’t like our U.S. Constitution, which she swore to uphold and defend, and she probably would like to rewrite it with input from various foreign laws and constitutions.
On a junket to Egypt in January where the rebels are trying to figure out how to set up a government, she gave her advice. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012,” and she suggested using South Africa’s constitution as a model rather than ours. Read more.
Phyllis Schlafly Report: Goodbye UNESCO a Model for Goodbye UN – Monday, November 28, 2011
A trigger provision buried in U.S. laws since 1990 quietly took effect at the end of October. The U.S. taxpayers’ annual donation of 22 percent of UNESCO’s budget was summarily terminated when UNESCO voted 107 to 14 (with 52 abstentions) to approve full membership for Palestine.
The cutoff of U.S. handouts includes not only our major annual gift to UNESCO of $80 million but also some extra-budgetary donations of $2 million and $3 million a year for special projects, mostly in Iraq. The Palestinians can now request admission to three other UN agencies and, if accepted, U.S. law will require us to terminate our handouts to those agencies, too.Read more.