Keep the UN’s hands off our internet!

American Thinker

It’s  an international idea that will be voted on in December – giving the UN more  control over the internet.

Congress,  if it knows what’s good for it, will refuse to support it.

The  Hill:

 

At  a hearing earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) also  criticized the  proposal. He said China and Russia are “not exactly  bastions of Internet freedom.”

“Any  place that bans certain terms  from search should not be a leader in  international Internet regulatory  frameworks,” he said, adding that he will  keep a close eye on the  process.

Yet  the proposal could come up for a vote at a UN conference in Dubai in  December.

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Next  week’s hearing is expected to bring more attention in the U.S.  to the measure,  which would give the UN more control over cybersecurity,  data privacy,  technical standards and the Web’s address system. It  would also allow foreign  government-owned Internet providers to charge  extra for international traffic  and allow for more price controls.

The  House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology  will  hold the hearing and hear testimony from Robert McDowell, a  Republican  commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC);  David Gross, a  former State Department official; and Sally Shipman  Wentworth, the senior manager of public policy for the nonprofit  Internet  Society.

The  Internet is currently governed under a  “multi-stakeholder” approach that gives  power to a host of nonprofits,  rather than governments.

Strickling  said that system brings more ideas and  flexibility to Internet policymaking.

“We  lose that when we turn this over to a group of just governments,” Strickling  said.

This  is such a bad idea, it’s hard to know where to begin. Rubio’s warning is spot on  – allowing China or Russia to regulate the internet would be ridiculous. And  given the UN’s track record, does anyone believe they wouldn’t screw things up  royally?

Excellent  op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the proposal can be found  here.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/keep_the_uns_hands_off_our_internet.html#ixzz1w5cRLH7x

11 responses to “Keep the UN’s hands off our internet!

  1. Rubio, Rubio, Rubio! The Cuban was not born a natural born American! BOTH his parents WERE NOT American Citizens the day Marco was born!!! He just like Obama can’t legally be eligible to be President and, or VP! Stop it with RUBIO!

  2. Reblogged this on Boudica BPI Weblog and commented:
    We need to give the UN the boot. Let them set up shop in one of their Muslim countries. Why support an organization that is anti-American?

  3. S. Elliot Rodax

    De-fund the U.N. and and move it out of the U.S.

    They do not make law in this country. If it comes to that, expect an armed insurrection to restore our Constitutional Republic.

  4. Tyranny may well be all around US, but we have over 360 Million weapons which will arm every man, woman, and child. As Hirohito said in WWII there is an armed American behind every blade of grass! Of course Homeland Security just ordered half a Billion rounds of 9mm hollow points! Get down to WalMart and stock up! Be prepared for the absolute worst! Then the future hopefully will be better than we thought. Who’s gonna protect US and our Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic? We The People?
    Where are all the Oath Keepers? Keep it!

  5. something should be done about all the west africans using the internet to defraud millions of americans

  6. Make no mistake, obumma is planning on using the united nerdtions as his power base. If you see un troops on American soil, then it WILL be time for armed action. BUT, obumma will do all he can to eliminate all who own weapons and whom would fight for this country, and whom believe in the Constitution- especially the 2nd Ammendment.

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