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Global Effort to Regulate Internet Shot Down In U.S. Congress

By JAVIER MANJARRES

illeana ros lehtinenAnother win for the U.S. against the continued efforts by globalist to try to regulate the internet. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously pass a bill that “declares that it is the policy of the United States to preserve and advance the successful multistakeholder model that governs the internet.

What this means is that civil society, academia, private sector, and individual users can operate free of government control over content or freedom of expression.

“The Internet is possibly the most important technological advancement since the printing press. Governments’ hands off approach has enabled the Internet’s rapid growth and made it a powerful engine of social and economic freedom. This bipartisan bill is designed to combat recent efforts by some in the international community to regulate the Internet, which could jeopardize not only its vibrancy, but also the benefits it brings to the world.” -Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)

Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen also offered remarks regarding the passage of the bill that keeps governments from controlling the internet.

“Governments, whether here at home or abroad, should not be in the business of controlling the Internet. In order to promote innovation, democratization, and access to information, we must ensure the Internet is kept free from the kind of government overreach and stifling regulations that have become all too common. The Internet must remain an unconstrained environment in which all sectors of society can compete, freely express their ideas, and not have to wonder whether their safety or human rights are in jeopardy.

“United States policy should reflect the fact that a free and open world depends on a free and open web. I am proud to vote for legislation that affirms this policy and urge my Senate colleagues to do the same.” -Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen(R-FL)

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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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5 Comments

  1. Stan Lee May 15, 2013 at 11:44 am

    The performance of our U.S. House of Representatives is commendable in view of all negativity thrust upon it by the most corrupt news/commentary media ever in the United States.
    The House Of Representatives needs Conservative support for its present members and candidates to come.
    Imagine a U.S. Senate that could operate in unison with the Conservative House.
    Yes, I realize that John Boehner leaves much to be desired, but he still needs to turn in acceptable performance or by the 2014 election, he will lose his seat.

  2. surfcat50 May 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Now, if they’ll just kill that Senate bill raising taxes on internet sales, the internet should be fine without any further government interference for a while.

  3. BoGo May 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    - The NSA is recording every phone call, every email, every website visit.

    - The POTUS has signed an EO giving him the power to throw the internet “kill switch” during a national emergency.

    - The WH employs armies of paid trolls to post disinformation, incite, and act as agent provocateurs.

    - The administration is in bed with Google.

    - The administration can prey on any website they choose by launching a DOS attack, which will of course be traced back to China.

    Nothing to see here. Move along. The internet is “free” and these are not the droids you’re looking for.

  4. Stan Lee May 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Good for the House! Keep sounding-off, Ileana!

  5. Perseids May 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    It is Governments and globalists which needs “regulation” and constraining.
    We’re doing just fine right now, and have been for quite a long time with unregulated access to the Free flow of ideas.
    I can regulate and filter myself without anyone’s “assistance”.
    And… the globalists know exactly where they can go.